Michael’s a fixer at @DataSift. He works with various high volume data sources (including the Facebook firehose) in real time. Day to day, you can usually find him working with PHP or Go, with a bit of NodeJS or Python thrown in to keep things interesting.
Talk: Profiling Your PHP Application
So, you’ve been through and changed all your double quotes to single quotes but your application still isn’t running at the speed of light. What’s going on?
Making an application scale is generally seen as something that only the most magical of developers can do, but it’s easy once you have the correct tools. Fortunately for us, these tools are freely available online!
In this talk, we’ll take a look at a few options that we have available to work out what our application is actually doing, help identify bottlenecks and fix them so that we can move on to the more important part of the project: delivering features.
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