Nov 24

PHP: Easy integrated benchmarking

Source code

When I began developing PHP I found the biggest stumbling block for me was learning the best practices and many nuances for greater performance, especially when querying a database. I found that I could smash out functional PHP for proof of concept purposes, but when it came to optimising my code for release and I […]

Sep 18

Do I have enough memory for Windows?

RAM sticks in a motherboard

Recently I was tasked with resolving a performance issue on some PCs in the office.  They weren’t that old but seemed to get progressively slower after switching on until they were practically unusable.  Like many package PCs on the market, they had a decent CPU speed but were quite anaemic in the memory department. The […]