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From Leszek Gawron <>
Subject Re: Is Flow suitable for high throughput apps?
Date Tue, 11 Oct 2005 18:32:24 GMT
David Legg wrote:
> I've noticed the current trend to use flow for everything (I've just 
> finished listening to the Bricks talk at the Cocoon get together 2005).
> I think flow is fantastic, but I wonder if users would still be 
> recommended to use custom actions and business objects instead of flow 
> when dealing with high-traffic, non-stateful web pages?  The idea of all 
> those continuations being maintained by the server for a high-volume 
> page makes me shudder.
> I'm talking about apps like a search page where some arguments are 
> passed and Cocoon runs some business logic to return a results page.  
> It's tempting to use flow to simplify the process of gluing the business 
> objects together but would that be a grossly inefficient thing to do in 
> this case?
If you fear rhino based flowscript might not be performant enough and 
all you need are stateless operations - use apples block.

Leszek Gawron                            
IT Manager                                         MobileBox sp. z o.o.
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