Category Archives: Performance

Zend Framework 2 performance optimization: it works

Zend Framework 2 (ZF2) provides optimization techniques that are often overlooked by published performance tests. One excellent source for such techniques is a presentation by Gary Hockin. I was thrilled when my client and friend King Harrison IV of K3S … Continue reading

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Performance Tweet chat Monday, online workshop Thursday

Join me for two events this week sponsored by COMMON, a Users Group: Monday, Feb. 24: Free Tweet Chat about optimizing PHP Performance on IBM i. Use hash tag #COMMONChat. 12pm Central time. Thursday, Feb. 27: Full-day (10-4 Central time … Continue reading

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PHP Performance on IBM i: Tuesday, Dec. 10 (limited-time discount)

Update: a recording of this class is available at http://iprodeveloper.com/let-your-php-apps-fly-ibm-i-high-performance-php-demand ————- This Tuesday, learn how to Let Your PHP applications fly on IBM i. Busy? You can attend while getting your work done, with three one-hour class segments separated by … Continue reading

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High-performance PHP on IBM i this Tuesday (July 30, 2013)

For the first time, I’m teaching how to Let Your PHP applications fly on IBM i, including how to configure Zend Server for performance, diagnose bottlenecks, leverage unique IBM i performance tools, optimize DB2 and the IBM i toolkit, and … Continue reading

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Web performance webinar today

Hope you can join me for “Web performance first aid,” a webcast for the COMMON user group. The webcast will be recorded and archived for future listenings as well. The webcast is for COMMON members, so anyone wanting to hear … Continue reading

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Zend Framework DB2 adapter for IBM i

I recently received a question about how to use DB2 with Zend Framework on IBM i. Thomas wrote: I would like to start with Zend Framework on i5 [IBM i] with Zend Server and ZF’s DB2 database adapter. I got … Continue reading

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PHP performance tip: disable unused extensions with Zend Server

Whenever I’m brought in to improve the performance of a PHP application, an easy change I make is to disable any PHP extensions that the application does not use. PHP extensions are code libraries written in C that add to … Continue reading

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Maximize Zend Server PHP performance with Apache compression

Faster web sites sell more products, create better user satisfaction, and even rank higher in Google searches. Try compression to boost the download speed of your Zend Server for IBM i pages. You can compress PHP output javascript, style sheets, and other text-based content. My tests show a speed improvement of 10-50%. Continue reading

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