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Living Without Linemen—PHP Community Conference 2011

by Director of Features Engineering at WIkimedia Foundation (Wikipedia, et. al) on Apr 23, 2011

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If a website architect is the quarterback, then site operations is the offensive line—overworked, underappreciated, and only noticed when it fails. They make you look good. However, four years ago ...

If a website architect is the quarterback, then site operations is the offensive line—overworked, underappreciated, and only noticed when it fails. They make you look good. However, four years ago cloud computing networks like Amazon Web Services and Slicehost have appeared. While deficiencies in frameworks in other languages have forced those worlds to adopt
Infrastructure-as-a-Service, the PHP world—with it’s ultra-cheap shared-hosting (on one end) and tradition of dominance on some of the most trafficked websites (on the other)—has been slow to move. But as the technology continues to disrupt, modern web engineers will be expected to use their programming skills to not only build, but also provision and maintain fast, scalable
websites.

The efficiencies of a web-based language and experience in scalable website architecture offer a unique opportunity for programmers to transfer their skills when wearing a sysop hat. Not to mention some of the best libraries for programming them are written in PHP! When going from a small pet project to a go-live site, maybe we can learn to live without our linemen.

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