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PHP Performance and Scalability Best Practices

George Schlossnagle, VP of Engineering, OmniTI Computer Consulting, Inc.

Track: PHP
Date: Tuesday, July 24
Time: 1:30pm - 5:00pm
Location: Portland 253

PHP drives many of the highest trafficked sites on the web, but its ease of use and low barrier-to-entry makes it easy to fall into scalability and performance traps. In this tutorial we'll discuss a pragmatic approach to performance and scalability - balancing the desire to 'want to go fast' with shipping maintainable code in a timely fashion. In particular we'll discuss:

  • Discuss fundamental concerns in building high performance and scalable web applications
  • Identify "low hanging fruit" that can easily improve your applications
  • Discuss the top 10 scalability myths and the truth behind them
  • Analyze common application architecture design patterns and the problems they best address
  • Learn how to make targeted improvements in legacy applications