Author: Warren Gaebel.
This article continues the description of the behind-the-scenes activites from the time a user clicks on a link to the time the web page has finished loading. This part starts at the time the request leaves the browser’s machine and ends at the time the request arrives at the web server’s machine. Performance considerations are interspersed where they relate to the topic at hand.
Author: Andreas Grabner.
This article reviews a few common deployment mistakes: missing files, incorrect security settings or permissions, misconfigured or missing web server extensions. True, only one impacts performance, but the embarrassment that comes from the crash of a production system is pretty important, too.
Author: Jeremiah Shirk.
These articles summarize a few of the presentations from Velocity 2012, including links to their videos.
This article answers some questions that arose during a recent webinar on best practices for optimizing performance with MySQL Cluster:
Author: Thomas Fuchs.
Reducing the file size of images is a well-known performance tip. Reducing the resolution and compressing the image are both useful in this regard. This article briefly shows the unexpected impact on file size for .png images and suggests using quality settings instead of resolution reduction for JPEGs.
Author: Guy Podjarny.
This article provides a framework for evaluating front-end optimization tools: resource origin, resource storage, data source, and upgrade model. The other three points of comparison were discussed in last week’s article.
Author: Frederic Descamps.
This article shows how to use backups instead of the live production database to prepare a new Percona XtraDB Cluster node, which avoids potential performance penalties.
Author: Albert Wenger.
This 20 minute presentation is split into 4 parts that are roughly 5 minutes each:
Performance isn’t really discussed here (other than the word faster in the title), but I’ve included the article here because a large chunk of my audience may find it interesting.