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From Matt Hogstrom <>
Subject Re: DayTrader - porting MarketSummaryInterval changes from 2.0 to 1.2 and preparing to release
Date Wed, 03 Oct 2007 20:33:26 GMT
heh .. didn't mean to derail discussion.  I think what would make  
sense would be to move the web services from runtime mode to a set of  
primitives.  Does it make sense to also rework the message for what  
DayTrader is all about?

On Oct 3, 2007, at 1:34 PM, Christopher Blythe wrote:

> ahh... come on matt... this is good discussion... we finally have  
> people thinking (and talking) about where we should or shouldn't  
> take DayTrader in the future. there hasn't been enough of that!
> i think short term, the disclaimers serve the purpose. however,  
> long term... daytrader will lose it's relevance if it isn't updated  
> to reflect how people are using the technology.
> On 10/3/07, Matt Hogstrom <> wrote:
> So to cl;arify I think DayTrader may be mis-characterized as only a  
> benchmark.  I think it is used for a variety of functions of which  
> only one aspect is performance.  the other aspects are testing  
> infrastructure, sample application (which includes deployments  
> plans for various pieces of functionality, etc.).
> With that in mind perhaps we should change it from performance  
> benchmark to something else.  I'm concerned about pulling this at  
> the very end.  I agree that we don't want to put out a sample that  
> can be used inappropriately but in the end we don't really tell  
> anyone what they can do with the software.  I'm concerned about  
> making changes to DayTrader because of commercial positioning.  For  
> this reason I'd rather add the comment about relevance of the  
> runtime mode.  I think simply adding the comment is adequate.
> If we're going for best practices I don't think anyone would say  
> the app as it is written today is a best practice but more of a  
> swiss army knife of tools.
> It sounds like there are varying viewpoints so perhaps we let the  
> discussion percolate and put it to a vote.
> On Oct 3, 2007, at 12:25 PM, Christopher Blythe wrote:
>> ah.... now you're pointing out the distinctions between primitives  
>> and a real application "workload". currently, the web services  
>> within daytrader are presented in the context of a "workload" not  
>> a primitive.
> -- 
> "I say never be complete, I say stop being perfect, I say let...  
> lets evolve, let the chips fall where they may." - Tyler Durden

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