Time Consumed - one of the first metrics I check on a new client app
Nate's performance newsletter has great articles ; this explains why "time consumed" or "agony" is the first metric to look at
A great 2003 definition of Software Architects by Martin Fowler
Old article that sets the tone of the Merb merge into Rails
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