Siege, custom variables and SED
Sep19

Siege, custom variables and SED

Siege, custom variables and SED You know I love Linux, bash and well I try to be in the command line as much as possible. You may consider it archaic and intuitive but it is all about perception. It is my comfort zone a place where we live by the boolean law: It works and it doesn’t. So today I had to format a list of 1500 URLs I got from GA, something like this: /clothing/women.html /clothing/kids.html /clothing/men.html...

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10 concepts magento developers should know

Magento developers united Over the years as a magento developer I have come across some excellent code, you know the kind of code that inspires you to be better, to do better and quite frankly be proud of being a developer. However I have also seen a lot of code that in truth, well it makes me puke. It makes me so sad. I can only think of one reason… some developers just don’t RTFM… Magento’s core code and...

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High performance with parallel programming
Sep12

High performance with parallel programming

You know parallel programming is awesome Why? I am glad you asked, let’s start by looking how Wikipedia defines parallel programming: Parallel computing is a form of computation in which many calculations are carried out simultaneously, operating on the principle that large problems can often be divided into smaller ones, which are then solved concurrently (“in parallel”). There are several different forms of...

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PHP offloading: Clone a website with wget
Sep08

PHP offloading: Clone a website with wget

Want to clone a website? With great power come great responsibility and this time is no even a funny joke. Simplicity is the best way to fix any problem and going back to our roots never hurts. Remember when all sites used to be static but it became such a pain to do anything fun? The solution was to migrate to server-side technologies that in turn became a challenge to optimize and efficiently serve content to the masses. So the...

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Understanding web performance improvement
Sep05

Understanding web performance improvement

  Understanding web performance improvement through “Welcome to Moe’s” I recently went to Welcome to Moe’s for lunch with some of my co-workers and it was  interesting to see how much their process resembled that of serving websites, especially when thinking in terms of load balancers, web servers and most importantly how the content is served to the user. The bottleneck was obvious, if only it were...

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