Tomorrow, I’ll be giving a talk entitled Hacking Apache HTTP Server at Yahoo! Since 1996, Yahoo has been running Apache HTTP Server on thousands of servers and serving billions of requests a day. This session reveals the secrets of how Yahoo gets maximum performance out of minimal hardware by tweaking configuration directives and hacking the […]
Vegas, Baby, Vegas
I’m at ApacheCon. The Alexis Park Hotel is under construction. Charming.
ApacheCon 2004 hype
Check out this l33t speaker button for ApacheCon 2004: My HTTP Caching and Cache-busting for Content Publishers talk has nothing to do with Yahoo and nothing to do with PHP. 100% pure Apache, baby.
ApacheCon 2004 proposal accepted
I’ll be speaking about HTTP Caching and Cache-busting for Content Publishers at ApacheCon 2004 on November 17, 2004. This will be a revised version of the talk I gave at OSCON this summer with some new content and a better overall flow.
HTTP Caching and Cache-busting for Content Publishers
Slides are now online (HTML, PPT) for today’s talk on HTTP Caching and Cache-busting for Content Publishers. Abstract: A user’s web experience can often be improved by the proper use of HTTP caches. Radwin discusses when to use and when to avoid caching, and how to employ cache-busting techniques most effectively. Radwin also explains the […]
Schlossnagle on PHP vs Java
If you work in the Internet biz, read George’s post Why PHP Scales – A Cranky, Snarky Answer. It’s worth 10 minutes, and the crankiness level is a lot lower than the title would lead you to expect. He’s right that Java is actually faster than PHP because Java is a compiled language and PHP […]
Advanced PHP Programming
I just got a copy of Advanced PHP Programming by George Schlossnagle. It’s the first good book published for PHP5, and an excellent read even for folks who are still using PHP4. The book isn’t just about PHP. It covers many aspects of the development process used to produce a robust, fast, maintainable website. George […]
HTTP Caching and Cache-busting
I have been invited to speak about HTTP caching and cache-busting at the O’Reilly Open Source Convention in July 2004. Abstract of my talk: A user’s web experience can often be improved by the proper use of HTTP caches. This talk discusses when to use and when to avoid caching, how to employ cache-busting techniques […]
mod_deflate for Apache/1.3
Zawodny thinks he needs mod_gzip but in fact he’d probably like mod_deflate for Apache/1.3 better.
Attending PHPCon West 2003
I’m at PHPCon West 2003 this week. I didn’t make it to the Code Sprint today, but Andrei was leading one of the sections, so I’ll get the skinny from him. I really dig the idea — get programmers to pay for the opportunity to contribute their brainpower to an Open Source project.