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Saturday, January 16, 2010

Notes on the Performance BoF at FOSS.IN

Ok, so it's been over a month and I'm nowhere closer to writing up a proper summary of the performance BoF we had at FOSS.IN, so I'm just going to post my notes as-is:


Philip - Front end performance
Devdas - Throughput, latency for system
Anand - All performance
g0sub - Web applications
Anant - Firefox performance, and mobile devices
Vinayak - System & Web app performance
Tarique - Web server & database performance


  • fast code v/s maintainable code
  • should we look at code or configuration or something else?
  • design for real users, not a few test users

Things to work on:

  1. Configuration
  2. Management/administrative code
  3. Hardware
  4. Instrument code for monitoring
  5. trace apps even if you don't have the code by looking at sar and ltrace
  6. Cheat

How to handle performance of streaming data?

Database performance - start with a denormalized db and then figure out what to normalize later

File format optimisation for performance


January 17, 2010 2:39 AM

This one is really interesting.It would be really good to see it evolve to something like http://oaktable.net.

Its a long haul to see people still looking at writing code to make a transaction span a number of tiers :).

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