[wp-hackers] Jeff Atwood on WP Overhead

zamoose at gmail.com zamoose at gmail.com
Wed Apr 23 20:07:29 GMT 2008

'Cept now he's got John Gruber on the anti-WP case as well:

Those MT users -- sheesh!  *grin*

On 4/23/08, Otto <otto at ottodestruct.com> wrote:
> His main concern seems to be that the page is fully regenerated and
> lots of database calls are done every time the page is hit. Which is a
> perfectly valid one, but somebody should really point him at the
> object caching system in 2.5:
> http://neosmart.net/blog/2008/wordpress-25-and-the-object-cache/
> Basically, his concerns are valid, but he doesn't get that WordPress
> is a base system with addons (in the form of plugins) for specific
> cases.
> Hey, he's Microsoft-centric. This makes him prone to thinking that
> software packages should be complete and cover all possible cases in
> that package. This is the same sort of thinking that gets you
> Microsoft Office.
> The Linux-centric crowd tends to go for the smaller packages that do a
> single thing well and then plugging them together for your final
> solution approach.
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