Une petite prise de recul par rapport au choix technologiques emboitant le pas aux GAFAM, le phénomène de "cargo cult" et la méthodologie "UNPHAT".
"As of 2016, Stack Exchange served 200 million requests per day, backed by just four SQL servers"
"Software engineers go crazy for the most ridiculous things. We like to think that we’re hyper-rational, but when we have to choose a technology, we end up in a kind of frenzy — bouncing from one person’s Hacker News comment to another’s blog post until, in a stupor, we float helplessly toward the brightest light and lay prone in front of it, oblivious to what we were looking for in the first place.
This is not how rational people make decisions, but it is how software engineers decide to use MapReduce."
"if you’re using a technology that originated at a large company, but your use case is very different, it’s unlikely that you arrived there deliberately; no, it’s more likely you got there through a ritualistic belief that imitating the giants would bring the same riches."