This performant front-end archicture article it’s an excellent high-level technical overview of the entire process for showing a web page, from downloading resources to rendering and prefetching.
I was recently debugging the front page of a WordPress site and found a lot of queries to the terms and term relationships database tables. Digging a little deeper, I found that the culprit were a set of functions that were calling wp_get_object_terms() to get the terms from a set of looped posts… and then… Continue reading Use get_the_terms() instead of wp_get_object_terms()
One of the most common worries of the enterprise IT world about WordPress and other Open Source apps it’s how you can scale it — which it’s kind of ironic when their enterprise-y web services response times are usually measured in the scale of tens of seconds…
DigitalOcean has published a high-level practical-overview on horizontally scaling PHP apps that’s a good starting point and I guess it could also apply to other kinds of apps as well.