Why is this web app running slowly? — Optimization strategies (Part 4)

This is a continuation of a series of blog entries on this topic. The series starts here. The YSlow model of web application performance, depicted back in Equations 3 & 4 in the previous post, leads directly to an optimization strategy to minimize the number of round trips, decrease round trip… Continue reading

The mystery of the scalability of a CPU-intensive application on an Intel multi-core processor with HyperThreading (HT).

This blog entry comes from answering the mail (note: names and other incriminating identification data were redacted to protect the guilty): A Reader writes: My name is … and I am a developer for a software company. I encountered something I didn’t understand profiling our software and stumbled across your… Continue reading