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Pingdom’s must-read articles #55

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SUMMARY: Another selection by @pingdom of articles about web performance and the Internet, and technology in general. Tweet this

Every week we bring you a set of fresh articles from around the web that we think you should consider having a read through. Here’s this week’s selection. Hopefully you find something interesting and useful.

This week’s suggested reading

  • Web performance for the future: Steve Souders presents his view of how we can improve web performance going forward.
  • How to upgrade 50M+ user indexes to a new search engine without anybody noticing: The story of how Evernote moved from Apache Lucene 2.9 to 4.
  • Inside the brilliant, oddball engineering team behind FunnyOrDie: It’s not exactly the kind of article we normally share with you, but don’t let that scare you off from reading it.
  • The First Few Milliseconds of an HTTPS Connection: This article is from 2009 but you will be hard pressed to find something more detailed than this piece by Jeff Moser.
  • An absolute beginner’s guide to Node.js: If you’ve downloaded Node.js and ask yourself, “now what?” this is the tutorial for you.
  • Solving the puzzle of scalable log processing: This is the story of the problems Travis CI has faced in terms of log processing, how it has implemented temporary mitigations, and of the solution it implemented.

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