Tag Archives: performance

Gathering Metrics

Gathering metrics is something that every web-based business will do – and of course – there are lots of different way to gather metrics. Metrics are invaluable for capacity planning and troubleshooting (including site downtime postmortems). Metrics? I would defined … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

My first Ant task – Automating JMeter tests

Ant Intro I’ve been coming across references to Ant over the past while, often while looking up info on code deployment and testing. I never really cottoned on to what it actually was before today – when I had a … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Browser Optimization Resources

If you need some resources to start to understand why web page and request optimization is essential for web developers then you’ll do far worse than starting with the following: Install and run YUI (for Firebug) Read the Yahoo best … Continue reading

Posted in Uncategorized | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Getting JConsole to work with the ColdFusion Windows Service

You’ll need to add these parameters to the CF JVM startup parameters – you can do this through the CF Admin -> Java & JVM section: These should all appear on the same line with spaces in between them. Use … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

ColdFusion out of stack space? Unfortunately it’s probably your fault.

Before you blame the game, try blame the player I am referring to my last post last week where I was looking into JVM Garbage collection issues, and a particular issue I was having with spontaneous ColdFusion 9 server restarts. … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

Going Through the Garbage – Memory Issues for ColdFusion and the JVM

Restart, Restart, Restart We had an interesting problem the other day – one of our ColdFusion 9 servers was spontaneously stopping and restarting. I had been at it for a few days it seems. I only actually noticed it when … Continue reading

Posted in regular | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

SQL Server Query Optimisation

If you are going anywhere near an execution plan, don your goggles and read this SQL Server Query Optimisation Guide first.

Posted in link | Tagged , , | Leave a comment

Sneaky Coldfusion 9 Performance Bottleneck

I posted this Stack Overflow question about a sneaky ColdFusion 9 performance bottleneck after we had problems in work with our newly upgraded CF 9 Enterprise server – it wouldn’t handle more than 25 requests at one time. Charlie Arehart … Continue reading

Posted in link | Tagged , , | Leave a comment