5 things toxic to scalability

Check out our followup post 5 More Things Deadly to Scalability If you’re using MySQL checkout 5 ways to boost MySQL scalability. 1. Object Relational Mappers ORMs are popular among developers but not among performance experts.  Why is that?  Primarily these two engineers experience a web application from entirely different perspectives.  One is building functionality, …

Decoupling – What is it and why is it important?

Processes are said to be coupled when they are tightly wound together, and dependent on one another. A loose analogy might be replacing a traffic light by a traffic circle.  You keep the traffic moving, reducing the overall wait time for any car entering the intersection. Decoupling web applications might involve replacing a makeshift queue …