Most modern processors are multi-core, yet Perl programs will typically run single-threaded on only one core at a time. Enter the Many Core Engine module - it makes it easy to run your existing Perl code in parallel across every core on your platform, and get a huge speed boost along the way.

We tend to see the web as a reactive model, where every action causes a reaction. Users click, then we take them to a new page. They click again, and we open another page. But we can do better. We can be proactive with prebrowsing.

Django applications can be tuned to consume more or less memory. Consider the following strategies to reduce your Django application’s memory consumption, but note that some configuration changes—such as allocating fewer processes or maximum requests—may have a negative impact on overall performance. You may want to experiment with different combinations of configuration values to suit your memory and performance needs.

The Closure Compiler is a tool for making JavaScript download and run faster. It is a true compiler for JavaScript. Instead of compiling from a source language to machine code, it compiles from JavaScript to better JavaScript. It parses your JavaScript, analyzes it, removes dead code and rewrites and minimizes what's left. It also checks syntax, variable references, and types, and warns about common JavaScript pitfalls.

Phoronix recently published an article regarding a ~200 lines Linux Kernel patch that improves responsiveness under system strain. Well, Lennart Poettering, a RedHat developer replied to Linus Torvalds on a maling list with an alternative to this patch that does the same thing yet all you have to do is run 2 commands and paste 4 lines in your ~/.bashrc file.

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