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Full Stack Radio:
17: Adam Culp - Maximizing Your Conference Experience
May 13, 2015 @ 08:24:56

The Full Stack Radio podcast has posted their latest episode today, episode #17, hosted by Adam Wathan and featuring guest Adam Culp. Adam and Adam talk about ways you can maximize your conference experience.

n this episode, Adam talks to Adam Culp, organizer of Sunshine PHP and ZendCon. They talk about how to get into conference speaking, how to make the most of a conference as an attendee, as well as tips for running a great local user group.

You can listen to this latest episode either through the in-page audio player or by downloading the mp3 for the show. If you enjoy it, be sure to subscribe to their feed for more great episodes as they're released.

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Link: http://fullstackradio.com/episodes/17/

Mike Willbanks' Blog:
PHP Performance Series: Maximizing Your MySQL Database
Jun 19, 2008 @ 12:01:24

Mike Willbanks has posted another part in his "PHP performance" series today. In his previous article, he talked about caching techniques including things like opcode caching and database memory tables. This time he talks about getting the most out of your MySQL database.

Application level SQL performance is much different than the performance of the SQL query itself but rather how it has been designed to work in the application. Many of the items I will be addressing in this area is designing your application to make less queries thus improving scalability and likely performance. However, performance does not always equal scalability as the same with scalability does not always equal performance.

He looks at a few different topics like lazy connections, iterating queries, need-based selects, normalization and a few simple things that you can apply to every SQL your application uses to optimize it as much as possible.

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