135. Accelerate Web Pages Automatically using Google Mod_PageSpeed: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques Part 4
Posted on: 2010-11-17
This article explains in more detail what is mod_pagespeedup and how you can use it to improve the speed of serving your site Web pages.
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134. Unusual Site Speedup Techniques debate, Named parameters and Annotations - Lately in PHP podcast episode 6
Posted on: 2010-10-31
They also discuss the (non-)inclusion of new PHP features discussed by PHP core developers like having named parameters in function calls and the support of Java-like annotations in PHP code.
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133. Accelerate scripts running multiple tasks in parallel using asynchronous programming: Unusual Site Speedup Techniques: Part 3
Posted on: 2010-10-28
This contrasts with the traditional synchronous programming on which programs perform a task and do nothing else besides waiting for the task to finish before proceeding to the next task.
This article explains better what is asynchronous programming and how you can implement it in PHP to develop code that executes tasks much faster.
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Posted on: 2010-10-25
This article is the second part of the Unusual Site Speedup series that focus on what to do to make sure that Web server processes run as fast as possible by slowing down background tasks that may be taking too much machine resources.
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Posted on: 2010-10-21
This article is the first of several that describe those measures and how you can also apply to your sites too.
On the first part it is described how to make Web pages load much faster when there is heavy content slowing down the page loading, such as advertising or widgets retrieved from other sites.
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Posted on: 2010-09-28
They have discussed several topics of interest like PHP code generation tools for speeding up PHP development, the video of Rasmus Lerdorf talk on PHP performance optimization techniques.
They also discuss the reasons and the progress status of things that sometimes annoy PHPClasses site users, like the advertising placement and the redirection during registration and login in the site.
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Posted on: 2010-03-01
This article focus specifically on MongoDB, despite there are several other NoSQL database implementations.
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Posted on: 2010-02-23
This article presents a performance comparison of between different PHP compilers and runtime PHP execution engines, so we can evaluate what is the best solution that can be used in different PHP environments.
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Posted on: 2009-11-23
This article explains how to use Gearman in PHP applications to handle better the load of busy sites or applications that need to execute heavy jobs.
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Posted on: 2009-07-06
This article reviews a bit of the history of how we got to HTML 5 and presents an overview of the enhancements that HTML 5 introduces to provide a better Web.
It also presents a reflection about whether HTML 5 will render useless browser extensions like Flash, Silverlight and Java.
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