[Haskell-cafe] the beginning of the end

Darrin Chandler dwchandler at stilyagin.com
Sun Dec 5 18:54:26 CET 2010

On Sun, Dec 05, 2010 at 06:48:20PM +0100, Christopher Done wrote:
> Of course, their use lies in their popularity. To be popular you have to be
> (1) well designed/usable and (2) stable/aka never down. This is why e.g.
> Github is extremely useful. It's well designed so it's easy to use, it's
> popular so most people are familiar with the interface, and it has
> near-perfect uptime. I frown a bit when someone provides a link to their Git
> repository and it's some custom repo viewer or non at all on a domain that
> may or may not exist next week. Twitter, reddit and blogspot are pretty much
> ideal for reporting on uptime issues.

Twitter and Reddit both have periods of unavailability almost on a daily
basis, often several times per day. They always come back, but they are
hardly models of availability. Just saying...


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