Swift sucks at web serving… or does it?

Chart showing throughput (requests per second) over number of concurrent requests, for four different web servers (representing the programming languages JavaScript, PHP, Kotlin - erroneously labelled as Java on the chart - and Swift).

A few weeks ago, Axel Roest published a simple web server comparison, that turned out to not be doing what it was thought to be doing. Figuring that out was a very interesting discussion that warrants a retrospective, to look at which parts were particularly helpful and which not so much. Tangentially, I want to… Read more