docker is the kind of software that i dont really have Strong Criticisms of but still refuse to use because im doing fine without it and also it has Enterprise Vibes

the performance impact is Allegedly Not Too Bad and i can see why one would want to isolate things, and yet i just do Not enjoy the Enterprise Techbro Startup Vibes so i simpley live without containerizing everything i host

i also have the same exact opinion about tailscale, kubernetes, kibana, etc

if it somehow manages to have worse Enterprise Vibes than literally java then i have enough self respect to Stay Away from it

of course this is a separate category of software i dont like that is different from "software i dont like due to how it works" or "software i dont like due to its maintainers or community"

i feel like theres just a certain gender of software that is like "we ❤️ open source | built with ❤️ go | your local enterprise-core uwu devops glassmorphism microsoft-core æ smol startup | free software | request demo | please pay for our cloud subscription | $9.99/mo | scalable | built with ❤️ love | plug-and-play kubernetes integration"

yes im subtooting træfik. youre going in the "i do not wish to touch the wacky enterprise-core stuff" pile

sorry but everything about this kind of software is just like "how do we appeal as hard as possible to the 'i love capitalism i think we should make more capitalism' type of guy" and its the worst first impression when my intent behind using software is "solving problems i have" and not "adding another pointless layer to my ever-growing shiny tech stack to make the investors horny"


once again sorry but combining "cloud-native" and "That Just Works" in the second sentence on your website, and then following it with a "request demo" email button that is then followed by a list of corporations that use your product just triggers my gag reflex in the worst way possible

violence (in minecraft) 

if you advertise your software as "That Just Works" and i encounter even a single error while using it you will literally die in real life because no software ever "Just Works". shut up

this is the capitalist equivalent of a hypothetical OOP programmer who instead of just initializing an integer variable normally creates a IGenericInitializationFactory interface and then creates an IntegerInitializationFactory class that then creates a static object where the only field is a number


@AgathaSorceress This is actually the best analogy for the modern containerisation and clusterisation nonsense stacks I have ever seen

Like, where you could have an RPi serving your website with nginx, you instead stick it on an AWS instance and run it in Docker managed by Kubernetes because that's what's hip and cool in the Professional®️ Developer™️ Community©️ currently

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@SigmaOne @AgathaSorceress but what if my blog gets really popular and I need to scale to handle five million hits a minute, what then? it could happen, you know, I could hit it big, gotta be ready

@Dee @AgathaSorceress But, like

nginx, especially behind an OpenWRT router, can handle that

You can just load balance

@SigmaOne @AgathaSorceress I don't know if I could handle five million requests per minute off nginxes running on pis, because I've never had to, and also most people don't have to

but people do implement cloud solutions that can scale up to handle those sorts of orders of magnitude because they think that sort of overengineering is prudent and good practice
@Dee @AgathaSorceress @SigmaOne a million requests per minute is actually pretty reasonable (sequentially 0.6ms per request, computers can do a lot more in parallel)

@charlotte @AgathaSorceress @Dee I wouldn't be surprised if even my production server, which is a laptop with a 3rd gen i5, could handle that with relative ease

@SigmaOne @charlotte @AgathaSorceress ugh embarrassing myself by trying to pick an arbitrary large number off the top of my head and still underestimating, I'm gonna delete my account now
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