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Posts from ‘October, 2009’

“Micro” Optimizations That Matter

Brandon Savage compiled a good summary of application performance tips. Definitely not the difference between using single and double quotes in your code: these are easy to implement and effective (=”micro”) methods to improve responsiveness of your code, like:

Caching
Eliminate Any Sort Of Logged Errors
Enable Output Buffering For Everything
Make Use Of A Content-Delivery Network
Determine What Data [...]

Watch out for your CRON jobs

Running CRON jobs is not an easy task if you want to do it perfectly: fortunately we’re doing it similarly as it’s recommended by the Percona guys:
- prevent running multiple copies using file locks
- watch for errors
- store historical run times (use logging)
Further details and code sample in Watch out for your CRON jobs at [...]