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Pingdom’s must-read articles #46

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SUMMARY: Nginx, Google, HTML5, PHP frameworks: just a sample of what's in this week's collection by @Pingdom Tweet this

This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.

This week’s suggested reading

  • Performance benchmark of popular PHP frameworks: Lukasz Kujawa puts 13 PHP frameworks through their paces to find out which ones are fast and which ones are not.
  • Facebook Secrets Of Web Performance: Todd Hoff of answers the question, What is Facebook’s secret sauce for managing what’s got to be the biggest Big Data project, if you will, on the Web?
  • Nginx Server Speeds Up the Tubes With SPDY Support: The Nginx team has released version 1.4 of the popular web server and reverse proxy. The headline feature in version 1.4 is support for the SPDY protocol.
  • Google: ‘We’ll track every task on every data center server’: In a paper, Google engineers presents how it monitors every task on all its servers, located across the world.
  • Behind the Scenes: Airbnb Neighborhoods: This is a Q+A with Andy Kramolisch and Ben Hughes of Airbnb about the Neighborhoods project. One of the big challenges? How to deal with lots of data. One of the main recommendations? “It’s important to consider performance from day one.”
  • A performance checklist for the mobile web: This is a presentation by Colt McAnlis, Developer Advocate – Google Chrome at the recent HTML5DevConf. Colt supplies a “programmer’s checklist” for building HTML5 apps capable of making smooth transitions from desktop to mobile.

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