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Monthly Archives: February 2010

Browser caching – Why is it not a good standalone solution?

Also available is the ‘memory cache’, which is located in the system’s volatile main memory (RAM) and merely used to improve the surfing experience. Pages that appear in the browser history are then stored in the cache in a volatile manner (power off means loss of data). The same applies to assets from SSL connections   Continue Reading…


Prefetching

zv7qrnb What does the browser do right after page has loaded? Nothing, nada, idlen, nichts! Meaning it waits… waits for the user to initiate an interaction (by calling up another page, making an AJAX request, etc.). There must be better ways to use the time. For example, when a user types something in a search   Continue Reading…


Alter Table Rails Plugin

We are using the Ruby on Rails framework for a lot of our website.  And during every week’s release we have migrations running on our database.  We want those migrations to be as fast as possible, to keep our site response times low and make modifications to our database as easy as possible.  As the   Continue Reading…