Drip Update Technology
by Vikas Kamat
What is Drip Update?
What if you have a swimming pool? but no pump to fill it with water?
An easy and inexpensive solution to this problem is to drag the garden hose and let it fill. It might take a very long time, but sure beats having an empty pool.
The "Drip Update" technology we developed for our classic low-technology website is inspired from this idea. Kamat's Potpourri is never updated suddenly, instead it is updated page-by-page, one page at a time.
I know, this technique might becoming obsolete now (year 2006) with the wide-spread use of broadband services. But in 1995 (that's when we started Kamat's Potpourri, see our chronology) we didn't have that luxury.
We still use drip-update on all of our statically rendered pages, and here I list many of the advantages that I have discovered about our accidental techonology.
Advantages of Drip Update Technology
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