Posts Tagged ‘scalable web applications’

PHP & MySQL Best Practices for Rock-Solid Applications

March 11th, 2011 Leave a comment 2 comments
PHP & MySQL Best Practices for Rock-Solid Applications

PHP and MySQL are often the preferred technologies for building web applications because they allow you to build robust web applications very rapidly. This rapid development, however, sometimes leads to code that is hard to maintain, doesn’t scale well or performs poorly. Fortunately, there are a few things that you can do early in your application development cycle that will keep your application from developing problems. Follow these PHP/MySQL best practices to build rock-solid applications. Also, keep in mind in general that a bit of extra time invested upfront in keeping your code easily maintainable will save… View full post »

Need High Levels of Concurrency? Try Stackless Python

July 19th, 2010 Leave a comment
Need High Levels of Concurrency? Try Stackless Python

Cloud computing has led to the development of applications that need a very high level of concurrency. Objects and routines need to support the ability to suspend their state and then continue running at a later time. In cloud computing, it may even be necessary to continue on a different server than the one the routine began on. Python does support traditional threading but threading does not provide enough concurrency for many of today’s distributed applications. Fortunately, there is a solution: stackless Python. What is it? Stackless Python is an implementation of Python that does not use the… View full post »

Building Scalable Web Applications with PHP & MySQL

February 28th, 2010 Leave a comment
Building Scalable Web Applications with PHP & MySQL

Scalability is an important consideration when building web applications. Scalability generally refers to the capability to handle a growing traffic load. Traditionally, PHP hasn’t been considered overly scalable. However, that has more to do with how PHP applications have been written in the past rather than any limitation in PHP itself. WordPress and Drupal are both excellent examples of scalable applications built in PHP. Scaling your web application with PHP and MySQL simply involves following some of the practices used in WordPress and Drupal. Employ Modular Design Building a modular application is one sure way of scaling… View full post »