Tuesday, November 20, 2007

Why is it slow - YSlow?

YSlow tool

The page says:

YSlow analyzes web pages and tells you why they're slow based on the rules for high performance web sites. YSlow is a Firefox add-on integrated with the popular Firebug web development tool.

Tuesday, November 13, 2007

r2d2 Android

Googles release of the Android SDK is probably the biggest things that has happened in the world of mobile devices this millenium. Apple's iPhone never really caught my interest (just another white gadget with the Apple icon) but this WILL get my attention. I can't wait until I can get my hands of a real device which supports the Android SDK.

Saturday, November 10, 2007

Pass me the YAAMS

Thats right, I am writing Yet Another Apache Module and though it has been atleast 8-10 years since I last wrote a line of C code, I'm actually enjoying this little experience.
I have absolutely no experience in writing Apache modules nor the apache server other than I have been an avid user for many, many years.

I'm used to Java, a garbage collector and UNMUTABLE strings so my biggest problems so far is remembering the whole C'ism again. Remembering to allocate space in apache pools for strings, how to make substrings and such..

Arg crap - yet a "segmentation fault"! ohh well.. ;-)