Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:31 PM

Why I went with Twitter and S3

Last week I wrote about my coming server product. Today we gave the software to the first round of testers, to see what they think and if it works for them. It's always good to do some reality checking.

I was just mailing with a friend and he noted that we hadn't reinvented core technology, storage and identity. This is part of my philosophy and I thought it was worth publishing the ideas on my blog.

I went with Twitter and S3 because they are debugged, run at scale, they work, now.

The big problem with software is to conserve complexity. There's only so much your brain can handle. The more you package up behind simple APIs, the higher you can build your castle. That's how we get higher level software. Unfortunately people are always coming along and wrecking the foundations!

For now Node.js, JavaScript, S3 and Twitter seem pretty solid.

More news sooooon.

I'm trying to think but nothing happens!

Last built: Mon, Aug 24, 2015 at 9:08 AM

By Dave Winer, Wednesday, January 21, 2015 at 6:31 PM. Don't slam the door on the way out.