Category Archives: Development

Speed testing a website

While developing websites I come across the problem of testing page load times. With Google now bent on giving high priority to websites that are fast it has become even more important to test, debug and improve web page load times. There are two tools

RAID 1 vs RAID 5

Recently, I had to decide between RAID 1 and RAID 5 for a server deployment related to a mission critical application. This app had a considerable amount of writes compared to reads. While reading up on RAID I came across this good site (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/RAID) Although

To RAID or not to RAID

I was setting up a server for one of my clients. This app is not mission critical, does not require high availability, is mostly non-critical analytics & reporting tool. My client wanted me to keep costs low while building the server, hence, was against setting

Buying vs renting

Do you have a dedicated server for your website/blog? Planning to get one? The one question you will face is whether to rent or buy one. I faced the same dilemma when I was about to setup my own dedicated server. After careful analysis and

Fiddling with Fiddler

Fiddler is a very useful tool for capturing network traffic. I use to primarily to debug issues with web servers. It has a simple to use two pane interface. The left pane will list all requests and the right pane will show associated data for