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

Steve Davis <>
Wed Jun 4 16:56:14 CEST 2008



On Jun 4, 9:16 am, Damien Morton <> wrote:
> 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.

What you and Bob have said is, of course, true. I suspect that as the
system becomes large scale then the software required to access and
manage those files would eventually end up looking a lot like one
of... an RDBMS, a Message Queue, an IM server, etc.



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