April 2013 Archives

Keeping an eye on request duration

Some of you already know that I like optimizing things (modules, applications), regarding speed and scalability. For optimizing, you typically benchmark and profile. Regarding web applications, what I find very helpful also is observing request duration over time.

I've been doing this for quite a while now, and I found out, that this is not very common, so I would like to give an example and explain why it can be helpful. I'm also interested in other examples and typical values. (The only post about something like this I found was http://blogs.perl.org/users/mo/2011/07/exciting-updates-to-metacpan.html)

Why the perl community is no boy's club

First, the reason for this post: There was this answer in the recent survey:
"None - I refuse to acknowledge the term man hours, you patriarchical pig. But I have many person-hours. And let me tell you..."

You can discuss if this is discriminating feminists or not. It's a matter of perception, if you know the author or not. It seems that there are people who find this offensive. And I also think that it shouldn't be on a perlmonks poll, while in a group of friends it might be funny.

About tinita

user-pic just another perl punk,