[FASTCGI] FastCGI still a smart choice in 2010?

Gordon Colburn gordon at group309.com
Tue Apr 20 22:06:44 EDT 2010

There is not much reason to develop fastcgi Java applications as Java has a
number of very solid web technologies, the most basic of which is the
servlet spec. Servlets have been around for over 10 years, provide similar
functionality to fastcgi, are highly scalable, and are portable across
application servers. In fact, I'm not aware of anyone who is currently
developing Java fastcgi apps.

However, fastcgi is still commonly used to deploy PHP apps; on Apache,
fastcgi is arguably a more scalable technique for deploying PHP than is
mod_php. And, fastcgi is a great way to deploy C/C++ web applications, IMO.


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Subject: Re: [FASTCGI] FastCGI still a smart choice in 2010?

Sven Svenson wrote:
> What's happened with the attitudes developers have about FastCGI? It
> seems that FastCGI is not the preferred way of deploying web
> applications outside the Perl world. Are the Java, PHP, Ruby and
> Python folks right to be using something other than FastCGI? Is
> FastCGI still around only because it is a legacy technology (Cobol is
> still around too!) or is FastCGI still a good choice for a high
> performance web site?

What do you think the other folks are recommending? As far as I've seen, 
if you want to have your software written in any of the above languages, 
fast and portable between different platforms and webservers, then 
FastCGI is still very much the way to go. (sorry for the long sentence)

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