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FW: A Faster Perl Runtime in Tiny Steps by Steffen Müller

Booking.com uses the Perl programming language heavily across its entire technical infrastructure. At the size of our infrastructure, even small performance improvements can translate into hefty savings, not to mention the exciting new features that we will implement with those spare CPU cycles. For this...

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Optimizing the Firefox (SQLite databases)

Most people that want to speed up Firefox know about the various settings in about:config but many forget that Firefox uses SQLite databases that can become cluttered. In your home directory ($HOME on *nix/Mac and %APPDIR% on Windows), run sqlite3 with vacuum, reindex and analyze...

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Sybase ASE: Helping indexes work better

Drew Montgomery wrote up an excellent description of how to use indexes more wisely: There are times when it seems that the optimizer just doesn’t “get it”. In other words, it doesn’t use what seems like an obvious choice for an index. There are several...

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