Category: Performance

  • Migrating 10MinuteMail from Java to GraalVM Native

    Migrating 10MinuteMail from Java to GraalVM Native

    As the developer of 10MinuteMail, a disposable email service, I have been running the service on Java for many years. I am always looking at new technologies and embracing new things.  Recently I decided to not only upgrade from SpringBoot 2.x to 3.x, but also to migrate the application from Java to GraalVM Native. What…

  • More Speed!

    I’ve recently setup mod_pagespeed for this site ( and mod_pagespeed and CloudFlare for  The combination should provide excellent Front End Optimization (FEO) as well as caching and CDN performance advantages.  Overall you should find my sites to be faster loading and more stable.  I encourage you to check out both technologies for yourself!

  • PHP and FastCGI

    I’ve just converted my server and many sites from mod_php under Apache to FastCGI and php-cgi. In theory this should perform better, scale better, and generally BE better. However I’m new to it, so if you find something that is broken on being weird, let me know!

  • Boston Web Performance Meetup – JMeter and New Relic

    [fusion_builder_container hundred_percent=”yes” overflow=”visible”][fusion_builder_row][fusion_builder_column type=”1_1″ background_position=”left top” background_color=”” border_size=”” border_color=”” border_style=”solid” spacing=”yes” background_image=”” background_repeat=”no-repeat” padding=”” margin_top=”0px” margin_bottom=”0px” class=”” id=”” animation_type=”” animation_speed=”0.3″ animation_direction=”left” hide_on_mobile=”no” center_content=”no” min_height=”none”] I’m excited to be presenting at another Boston Web Performance Group Meetup.  On Tuesday September 18th, 2012 I will be co-presenting with my co-worker Steve Hall on Load Testing and Performance…

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