Any web developer who works with external services or databases (that’s probably almost every web developer) has probably run into performance problems. The problem is that running code by itself is pretty fast. Databases and external services / APIs are very slow. Waiting on an external API to load is basically the computer equivalent of… Continue reading Web App Development and Caching
I recently gave a quick talk about how I use Nginx, HHVM, MariaDB with WordPress on this blog at the March WordPress Meetup in Tokyo. Here are the slides: I’ve published a Vagrant template for the setup detailed in the slides.
In my quest for faster response times and page load speed, I’ve been playing around with Google’s SPDY. I finally got around to getting a SSL certificate for this website and installing the latest version of the SPDY module for Nginx. WordPress, alone, doesn’t really support SSL on all pages out of the box —… Continue reading SSL and SPDY