How do we test performance in a microservices world?

via GIPHY I recently ran across this interesting question on a technology forum. “I’m an engineering team lead at a startup in NYC. Our app is written in Ruby on Rails and hosted on Heroku. We use metrics such as the built-in metrics on Heroku, as well as New Relic for performance monitoring. This summer, …

3 Simple Patterns for Tighter MySQL Code

Join 8000 others and follow Sean Hull on twitter @hullsean. SQL is derided by many and for good reason. It’s key to scalability yet terribly difficult to write good code. Here’s a few quick tips to write tighter queries in MySQL 1. Get rid of those Subqueries! Subqueries are a standard part of SQL, unfortunately …

A CTO Must Never Do This…

A couple years back I was contacted to look at a very strange problem. The firm ran flash sales. An email goes out at noon, the website traffic explodes for a couple of hours, then settles back down to a trickle. Of course you might imagine where this is going. During that peak, the MySQL …

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