This Week in Wbesite Performance is a weekly feature on the Monitor.Us blog. It summarizes recent web postings about website performance. We are currently running a poll on our blog about website performance tips. We’d like to ask you to take 3 minutes and take part in our poll here.
Author: Marcus Austin. Publisher: TechRadar.This article comments on recent research that says Brits spend two days a year waiting for slow websites. It presents a couple of other statistics, then reminds us that Google rankings are now affected by our web page’s speed.
Author: Todd Hoff. Publisher: High Scalability.Contrary to the title, this article lists 50 common performance issues, classified into database, virtualisation, programming, disk, operating system, caching, CPU, network, process, and memory categories. It doesn’t go into detail nor provide solutions.
Author: Billy Hoffman. Publisher: Zoompf.This article compares store-and-forward vs. chunked encoding. It finds that a large number of small chunks performs poorly. The author’s solution is to write his own output buffering.
Authors: Dan Henriksson, Ying Lu, & Tarek Abdelzaher. Publisher: University of Nebraska-Lincoln.This academic paper defines a new feed-forward predictor for web server delay control. It may be a peek into the future of web server performance.Currently we are running a poll on our blog about website performance tips, and we would like to ask you to take part in that short poll.
Publisher: PHP.net.This recently updated manual page tells us about the differences between PHP 5.2 and 5.3 with respect to garbage collection and memory usage (with zend.enable_gc on vs. off and -DGC_BENCH on vs. off).
Authors: Eric Spishak, Werner Dietl, & Michael D. Ernst. Publisher: University of Washington.This academic paper defines a verification tool for regular expression syntax. New type systems can be created easily and succinctly. The implementation is publicly available.
Warren wrote his first computer program in 1970 (yes, it was Fortran). He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree from the University of Waterloo and his Bachelor of Computer Science degree at the University of Windsor. After a few years at IBM, he worked on a Master of Mathematics (Computer Science) degree at the University of Waterloo. He decided to stay home to take care of his newborn son rather than complete that degree. That decision cost him his career, but he would gladly make the same decision again. Warren is now retired, but he finds it hard to do nothing, so he writes web performance articles for the Monitor.Us blog. Life is good!