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Performance Tough Love

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As a performance engineer, I get asked a lot questions about general Drupal performance issues. About 90% of the time they make no sense and I end up having to ask my own questions to figure out what the real problem is, which is usually much simpler than the original question implied.

This session will be mostly Q & A. You'll ask me questions about your performance issues and I'll either answer them or berate you for asking the wrong question. Either way, I will do my best to leave you with with actionable information on how to improve the performance of your site. Also, if you can get XHProf files to me beforehand or a sanitized copy of your site, I'll gladly go over them during the session.

If you're a developer who has used a profiler before, but didn't quite know what to do with the results, or if you did make changes based on what you saw and it didn't have the impact you had hoped, this session is for you. Even if you've never used a profiler before, this will be a helpful introduction.

Schedule info
Time slot: 
Thursday, February 7 - 2:15pm-3:15pm
Oceanic Ballroom East
Session Info
Coding & Development
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i find real life cases generally very interesting and great learning experiences.

i think it would be fun and educational to see some performance analysis based on real data like xhprof dumps in the session.

Ahhh... to have the confidence to present like this. A very refreshing presentation with segues galore. I love the idea of being able to see where the hotspot is before diving into blindly debugging. XHProf here I come. Thanks Mark.