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  • Squid

    Squid Web Proxy Cache

    Years ago I was involved with some high performance delivery of a bunch of newspapers, and we used Squid[1] quite well. One nice thing you could do as well (but it's probably a bit hacky and old school these days) was to "open up" only parts of the web page to be dynamic while the rest was cached (or have different cache rules for different page components)[2]. With some legacy apps (like some CMS') this can hugely improve performance while not sacrificing the dynamic and "fresh looking" parts of the website.


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  • Scout APM

    Less time debugging, more time building. Scout APM allows you to find and fix performance issues with no hassle. Now with error monitoring and external services monitoring, Scout is a developer's best friend when it comes to application development.

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