Mongrel2 Is "Self-Hosting"

Zed Shaw has an interesting blog on Mongrel2 - a web server with ØMQ at the backend:

"It may not dawn on you quite yet, but I think this design has a very good chance of changing how we architect and deploy web applications. Imagine if you had available to you reliable asynchronous and synchronous web protocols, and that all of the messages from those protocols were transported to your backends with no regard for what language they were written in? Not only that but it wouldn't even care how many backends you had or where they were located."

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