[erlang-questions] Twoorl: an open source Twitter clone

Damien Morton <>
Wed Jun 4 16:16:09 CEST 2008

I think Bob hit the nail on the head with this.

No database is needed. Everything can pretty much be achieved with files 
containing fixed-length records.

On 6/5/2008 12:06 AM, Steve Davis wrote:
> I just reread the entire thread and have three short "addenda"...
> 1) I realized that I simply reposted the link to process-one that Dale
> Harvey introduced and set me off on looking at ejabberd - apologies
> for that.
> 2) Joe's very first post in the thread suggests using mnesia as a
> front-end cache - for a first step in dealing with scaling - i.e.
> evolving your architecture to keep step with demand and so "go
> vertical first" - this suggestion seems to me to be exactly right.
> 3) What has struck me from this discussion is that there are a large
> number of options *already available* as good architectural components
> for building full-scale systems. Beyond hardware and the inevitable(?)
> RDBMS, everything can be done with Erlang/OTP + OTP applications.
> Interesting...
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