Drupal performance tutorial at PHPNW 7 October

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The PHP North-West conference is an annual conference favourite of mine...This year they're running a tutorial day for the first time - and I'm pleased to say I'm running a tutorial on Drupal performance (and the tools we use to make Drupal faster).

I'll be talking about topics including:

  • Basic tools - such as Drupal's core caching
  • APC, Memcache, the daemons and the modules
  • Varnish (and other reverse-proxies including Squid and Zeus traffic manager)
  • Benchmarking and profiling tools
  • Writing modules which take advantage of Drupal's caching and performance APIs
  • ESI and Pressflow 7

Head over to the PHPNW tutorial page for more information and to buy a ticket - hope to see you there!

Oh, and if you have a performance problem with your site, bring along your code and database and I'll try to help make it quicker - free consultancy included in the ticket-price :-)

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