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  • Stop Using JPA/Hibernate | 2021-04-11
    I included the steady state for quarkus because its memory usage (perhaps due to a config flag starting it with a 4GiB heap?) started out extremely high and decreased over the course of the run. That likely affects the standard deviation, which I included to highlight that I didn't try to cherry-pick results.

    Perhaps the funniest thing to me digging into it is, again due to the absurdity of Java's design decisions, to make sure that "Integer" objects are efficient, the Java benchmarks use the command line parameter "-Djava.lang.Integer.IntegerCache.high=10000". This tells you that if the benchmark used a wider range of random values[5], performance would degrade. Have you ever heard of a language requiring an integer cache? It's absurd to me that Java, rather than implement value types, requires Integers to be interned for performance.

    Are there any other languages in the TechEmpower benchmark or the Debian benchmark game (formerly went by another name) that requires setting an "IntegerCache" to optimize... allocating integers? I mean, come on. You can't tell me this is a language that was designed for performance when integers can't be directly stored in arrays and instead have to be autoboxed and a cache is needed to intern them!

    [1] Raw results from

    [2] - You can see they have simply hardcoded the SQL. See:



    [5] The update benchmark only requires random numbers between 1 and 10,000. Performance of Java apps would degrade if they were asked to use boxed integers greater than 10,000, which is possibly the most absurd statement I have said of any programming language ever. See: | 2021-04-11
  • Tips on improving my Confidence in coding? | 2021-04-07
    Read code from real projects on GitHub. This will help you spot techniques, patterns and language features you might not be familiar or comfortable with. Focus on understanding the code and recognizing patterns, rather than on why they took that approach at first, as it is often fairly difficult to determined without some outside context. For web one good example is the techempower benchmarks. They are somewhat basic in functionality, but use a lot of techniques to maximize performance which serves this purpose well. I'm not very familiar open source games, but you will likely find some if you look. It can be difficult to just dive in to larger ones, so try to focus on answering specific questions, like how a specific feature works, or how you can put the same feature in your project.
  • Questions related to SAPI | 2021-04-07
    Thanks, Yes, I now remember seeing it here, I don't understand why it's not so famous, I'm now using Symfony. And it is extremely slower compared to
  • Django 3.2 – News on compressed fixtures and fixtures compression | 2021-04-06
    If it wasn't for Haskell's IHP framework then Django, Ruby on Rails and CakePHP would be fighting to come dead last in the techempower composite benchmark

    Django, RoR - they're almost 2 orders of magnitude behind the fastest frameworks on the composite test and they're an order of magnitude behind the majority of Java / Go - i was going to say C# here but i see is much faster than the surprisingly homogenous performing "usual suspects" of enterprise web frameworks.

    And yet, if i had to launch a site tomorrow, it'd be Django i'd reach for - and with zero hesitation. Instagram, Youtube, Github, Facebook, Dropbox etc. etc. all launched on these "slowest of the slow" stacks and then optimised. Did anyone start out on a lithium (c++) or actix (rust) or other incredibly high performance stack?

    This is all a big diversion anyway, I think these benchmarks measure the wrong thing entirely. Instead - show me some measure of how easy & cheap it will be for me to change or add a behaviour to my site 3 years down the road if i've stuck to the prescribed idiomatic approach. | 2021-04-06
    Looking techempower's benchmark code, specifically the "dbs" and "update" functions (which are weighted highly), I think there's some optimization that could be done, like using .values() and .update() in more places.

    Django ends up getting benchmarked against "uvicorn" which just uses raw sql, so yeah, of course it's faster! :) You're free to use raw sql in Django too. :)

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    This means you're likely using an ASP.Net Core backend, and there's a lot of reasons why that backend is preferable at times, with one being performance, it's ranked 8 but packs a lot of functionality for a web server compared to the ones above it. There are things you can't just compile to JS with .Net either (e.g. Expression Trees) which are used heavily for serialization and validation libraries that you may use in the backend (e.g. FluentValidation)
  • Is there any hard evidence that functional programming is better?
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    I updated http4s for those benchmarks,
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    Hmm, slow compared to what? I know the flaws of benchmarking but: this site tries to benchmark a ton of frameworks and in composite scores a JS framework sits comfortably at the 2nd place between two C++ ones. There are quite a few problems with JS but slow it isn't :)