Tag: optimization

Loading half a billion rows into MySQL

derwiki – Loading half a billion rows into MySQL. Wow, I’ve never worked with databases as big as the one mentioned in the article, but I’m fascinated by the updates that were made to optimize 500 million table sharded records into a single table all the while increasing performance. Over time I’ve struggled with large […]

Posted: June 06, 2012

CSS and the critical path

CSS and the critical path / Stoyan's phpied.com. We’re going to be talking about performance on the front end like crazy for the next few years, there’s no escaping it. A lot has to do with mobile but just as much has to do with continuing to refine Web applications to be more performant, more […]

Posted: June 05, 2012

Design for Speed

Design for Speed—Some Random Dude. I’ll be the first one to admit that I haven’t been able to really sweat the details when it came to the network side of the front end. It’s all too easy on our fat broadband connections to use that extra jQuery plugin (and jQuery itself) or nudge up the […]

Posted: February 21, 2012

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service

Adding APC to MediaTemple Grid Service | GeekTank. I still use Media Temple’s Grid-Service to host a number of development sites as well as some daily-use applications. I happened to be working on Iron to Iron’s production server, making some optimizations to APC (Alternative PHP Cache) which I use in conjunction with W3 Total Cache. […]

Posted: December 31, 2010

Google’s “Let’s Make the Web Faster” Movement

Google’s Let’s Make the Web Faster and Page Speed Firebug add-on can help you optimize your Web pages.

Posted: June 29, 2009