Published by Alex Slotnick on Jul 21, 2015 2:44:00 AM

VividCortex's 12 Most Popular Blog Posts of All Time

Here at VividCortex, it can be exciting (and humbling) to take an occasional step back and revisit some of the great work that’s been done in our offices over the past couple of years. Our blog in particular has grown quite a lot. We’re finally at a point where we can look over the steady stream of articles we’ve published and the manifold topics covered, and we can point to a few in particular and say, “Niiiiice.” But our opinions don’t count for much – it’s you, the faithful VividCortex blog readers, whose say-so really matters. What is it that you’ve found most interesting, most helpful, and most enjoyable in our archives?

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Published by Baron Schwartz on Dec 9, 2013 4:20:00 AM

Analysis of PayPal's Node-vs-Java benchmarks

I was interested in the data shown in PayPal’s blog post on switching from Java to Node.js, for two reasons. First, at a glance both sets of benchmark data looked very clean and fittable to the Universal Scalability Law to assess where the bottlenecks lie. Second, stepping back and taking a broader view of the blog post and the supporting benchmarks shows immediately that either something is very wrong, or we’re not hearing the whole story.

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