Wow! Was I surprised to see the number of page loads reported in StatCounter for my little blog article from the night before. My PII 600Mhz 384 meg RAM web server circa 2001 was barely able to keep its CPU from melting down.
Double wow on some of the comments. It seems a split between those who got the article and others, well, maybe giving the benefit of the doubt that I was not as clear as I could have been with what I was trying to communicate.
However, having looked at some of the Hacker News comments and Programming Reddit comments, it is clear that some people did not seem to get the point I was trying to make.
Let me try again using a concrete example this time. Let’s use my open source web application I wrote as the example because you are free to download the source code and examine it to your heart’s content to make up your own minds as to what my beef is, if you so desire.
My web app is really simple, in fact, the application consists of exactly one page! Mind you there is a lot going on as your will see, but still, it is one page. For now, who cares what it does, let’s look at the list of technologies, frameworks, languages, components, etc., used (and reused) in this “one page” web application: