Node.js = PHP + Apache + Memcached + Gearman - overhead
What the f**k? Are you kidding me? Clearly this person has NEVER used memcached or Gearman in a production environment that had any actual load.
Back in the day, when URLs and filesystems had a 1:1 mapping, it made perfect sense to have a web server separate from the language it is running. But, nowadays, any PHP app with attractive URLs running behind the Apache web server is going to need a .htaccess file, which tells the server a regular expression to check before serving up a file.[Read more...]