Back in the RSSR

My reddit account just turned 8 this year, in that time┬áthe more I visited reddit, the less I checked RSS feeds. To the point where I completely stopped reading them after Google killed reader. Reddit was where I got all my news and that was fine. But over the years – I don’t know if… Continue reading Back in the RSSR

DIGG: 4000% PERFORMANCE INCREASE BY SORTING IN PHP RATHER THAN MYSQL

To scale at Digg they followed a set of practices very similar to those used at eBay. No joins, no foreign key constraints (to scale writes), primary key look-ups only, limited range queries, and joins were done in memory. When implementing the comment feature a 4,000 percent increase in performance was created by sorting in… Continue reading DIGG: 4000% PERFORMANCE INCREASE BY SORTING IN PHP RATHER THAN MYSQL

Top 5%

According to Kevin Rose (of digg and diggnation fame) I am in the top 5% of php developers. In the last episode of This Week in Tech, he mentioned that 95% of the resumes he receives for digg.com positions are from developers who haven’t even worked on a site that gets 1 million uniques, let… Continue reading Top 5%