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A Formal Performance Tuning Methodology: Wait-Based Tuning

Posted by Steven Haines on  Oct 06, 2008

Steven Haines talks about tackling web application performance tuning by proposing a method called wait-based tuning. 4

Using Ruby Fibers for Async I/O: NeverBlock and Revactor

Posted by Werner Schuster on  Aug 28, 2008

Ruby 1.9's Fibers and non-blocking I/O are getting more attention - we talked to Mohammad A. Ali of the NeverBlock project and Tony Arcieri of the Revactor project. 1

Scalability Worst Practices

Posted by Brian Zimmer on  Aug 18, 2008

This article discusses scalability worst pratices including The Golden Hammer, Resource Abuse, Big Ball of Mud, Dependency Management, Timeouts, Hero Pattern, Not Automating, and Monitoring. 5

Building Scalability and Achieving Performance: A Virtual Panel

Posted by James Cox on  Jul 22, 2008

Our panel of leading experts explores some of the challenges and thought processes that go into making their apps as scalable and performant as possible. 1

Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work? - Part II

Posted by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 27, 2008

Jeroen Borgers examines if biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking techniques in the latest JVMs actually work in highly-concurrent apps. 3

Do Java 6 threading optimizations actually work?

Posted by Jeroen Borgers on  Jun 18, 2008

Jeroen Borgers examines if biased locking, lock coarsening, lock elision by escape analysis and adaptive spin locking techniques in the latest JVMs actually work in highly-concurrent apps. 16

Scalability Best Practices: Lessons from eBay

Posted by Randy Shoup on  May 27, 2008

Randy Shoup explains eBay key scalability practices of partitioning, horizontal scale, avoiding XA, asynchronicity, and virtualization. 12

Scalability Principles

Posted by Simon Brown on  May 21, 2008

Simon Brown distills some key scalability principles derived from a summit of architects and adds his own perspectives. 7

Spectacular Scalability with Smart Service Contracts

Posted by Udi Dahan on  Apr 10, 2008

Udi Dahan's team averts a second failure using service contracts to address multiple dimensions of scalability. 2

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