News Feed
Sections




News Archive
Looking for more information on how to do PHP the right way? Check out PHP: The Right Way

Brandon Savage's Blog:
Micro Optimizations That Don't Matter
October 26, 2009 @ 08:42:42

Following on the heels of his previous post, Micro Optimizations that Matter, Brandon Savage has taken on all of the articles out there that tout several common misconceptions about what micro-optimizations make your scripts really run faster in this new post to his blog.

Last week I wrote about some optimizations you can apply to your code that will improve the performance of your site significantly. I also mentioned that regularly an article pops up talking about ways to shave time off your scripts, and I talked about how these articles mostly are bunk. Like this one. The article I linked above is a run-of-the-mill micro optimization list. The difference here is that the author actually makes use of some benchmarks to make their point. So, let's go step by step and discover together why this article takes longer to read than the amount of CPU time it saves.

He covers a few different categories including looping, quotes in strings, echo versus print, pathing, timestamps and using the regular expression functions (like ereg_* and preg_*).

0 comments voice your opinion now!
microoptimization performance


blog comments powered by Disqus

Similar Posts

Anna Filina: Reduce number of queries

Till's Blog: ZendFramework (performance) II

ProDevTips.com: Memcached in PHP on Dapper

Mike Willbanks' Blog: PHP Performance Series: Caching Techniques

Shay Ben Moshe's Blog: PHP's native array vs SplFixedArray performance


Community Events





Don't see your event here?
Let us know!


list opinion podcast voicesoftheelephpant conference tool symfony laravel language series library artisanfiles security community introduction version framework composer interview release

All content copyright, 2014 PHPDeveloper.org :: info@phpdeveloper.org - Powered by the Solar PHP Framework