Magical thinking in Software Development

I guess we all Python developers heard this kind of argument from time to time: Python is slower than C++/Java/C# because is not compiled. Other than the usual “blame the others” when working with other companies (usually big corporations than thinks than using anything except C# or Java is laughable), you can also see a lot of comments in technical blogs or places like Hacker News or Reddit with similar, simplistic arguments. You can recognise them on the usual rants about how technology X is The Worst Thing That Ever Happened™ and… Read More

Utopia Kingdoms scaling case. From 4 users to 90k+

I almost forget to put this presentation I gave in PyCon Ireland 2011 this month. It’s about some problems and solutions working on Utopia Kingdoms game regarding scalability. So, here are the slides UPDATE: In case anyone is interested, here is the talk, courtesy of PyCon Ireland 😉