Improving Performance

written by Geoff Bowers on Tuesday, 15 July, 2008 @ 04:37 PM

When we talk about "improving performance" we're referring to things like greater throughput, more concurrent users served, improved responsiveness. Putting aside blue pills and nasal delivery systems, scaling application development is after much the same thing. When it comes to web applications, delivering your message as fast as you can leads to greater user satisfaction.

On the Eve of Disaster

written by Geoff Bowers on Monday, 21 January, 2008 @ 08:00 AM

Last year the MMORPG, Eve Online, released a patch that had the potential to bugger the operating system install of any Windows user upgrading. This monumental blunder bypassed engineering and QA processes to end up in the hands of tens of thousands of unwitting consumers.

Getting tinyMCE to play nice with dp.SyntaxHighlighter

written by Geoff Bowers on Sunday, 25 February, 2007 @ 10:14 PM

dp.SyntaxHighlighter is a Javascript library that converts textarea form elements into pretty code highlighting boxes -- you can see examples on this page :) Unfortunately, the out of the box implementation of tinyMCE is going to give you some trouble.