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Practical PHP Performance

in PHP added by ducani, on 20/3/2008 intermediate optimization performance

When it comes to building web applications in PHP, performance isn't typically a major concern. Features, usability and any business concerns are considered a greater priority, as they can be better demonstrated and visualised. Performance graphs don't make the boss's day. So, why should you as a PHP developer, worry about performance? Quite a few reasons, in fact...

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Profiling with XHProf

in PHP added by lornajane, on 12/1/2010 benchmark optimisation php profiling scaling tutorial xhprof

Tutorial on using the XHProf tool, developed by facebook and released under the apache license, to look for bottlenecks and optimise performance

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PHP Optimization Mistakes [pdf]

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 12/6/2010 beginner tutorials optimization php5

Presentation from the Dutch PHP conference 2010 about common optimizations mistakes in php

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Fast PHP - effective optimisation and bottleneck detection

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 20/4/2010 cache optimisation performance xdebug

PHP is not the fastest language on earth. That honour probably goes to machine code. But like many high-level languages, PHP provides some handy abstractions, like named variables, hashmaps (associative arrays), a C-like syntax, object oriented capabilities, loose typing and so on – we trade processing speed for development ease.

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Squeezing code with xdebug

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 23/10/2007 advanced tutorials optimisation profiling

Every time we prepare to ship a new major version of phpLens (eg. 1.0, 2.0, 3.0 and soon 4.0), the PHP forms generator and app server we sell, we take pride in speeding things up. This is the time we all go into intensive code optimization sessions to find all the slow pieces of gunk we accidentally left in the code.

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High Performance PHP

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 16/2/2007 advanced tutorials caching optimization performance speed

If you need to improve the performance of your PHP application, then these methods should help you.

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Improving Performance by Profiling PHP Applications

in PHP added by goodphptutorials, on 8/8/2006 advanced tutorials memory optimisations performance profiling

There are lots of subtle things in PHP that can save a lot of memory and give a small extra boost in performance. This article serves as an introduction to profiling PHP applications, and to making changes to a script and comparing the values of the optimizations.

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