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I have a problem with a question in the SCEA 5 Whizlabs product.
Basically, the scenario given is a web app developed using PERL & CGI scripts on one server, with a Sybase DB on a second server. The question is what are the most notable weaknesses of this architecture. The options given are:
A. Fat Clients B. Thin Clients C. Scalability D. Potential network bottlenecks E. Performance
I would go for C, D and E.
The answer given is B,C and D.
Part of the rationale they give for in their explanation is that 'Performance is not the best answer here'.
I am surprised that they could use this to justify going for B over E. They give no real reason for preferring B.