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mk  ·  1660 days ago  ·  link  ·    ·  parent  ·  post: I'm interested in a history lesson of Hubski

The very same. Something that we are slowly working out way out of.





koreth  ·  1660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

How did you decide to move to Scala / Node.js in particular?

I know the site isn't open-source, but if you guys have published any architecture documentation or other information about what's going on behind the scenes, I'd be curious to see it. I have a professional background in scaling large online services and I'm always interested in seeing how other people solve the problems that inevitably come up.

mk  ·  1660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

We are going to open source the code soon. We are working through that right now.

We will very soon make a post that provides more insight into where we are , and where we are headed when it comes to the architecture.

madebyjeffrey  ·  1660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

I am curious what would drive the choice of that language.

When it was first released, and pg had built it up as something "for the next hundred years" — it was missing some basic things (like unicode support). I do not know if that has changed, or even if the language has improved since then.

mk  ·  1660 days ago  ·  link  ·  

It was almost whimsical, really. My web dev experience was almost zero, and the language I was most familiar with was Fortran. :) I have loved to learn Lisp, however.

madebyjeffrey  ·  1659 days ago  ·  link  ·  

Modern Fortran has some good things in it :-).