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ReviewBoard.com: Zend Cache Review

Jan 23, 2001, 19:02 (0 Talkback[s])
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[ Thanks for this link to Chris Chabot, who says this is the first Zend Cache review that's appeared -- according to Chris: "The ZendCache, and other products released by Zend.com today, will make a very positive impact on PHP's future, alowing it to be truely usable in enterprise level envirioments." ]

"The Actual code for the Reviewboard.com site is 600Kb of pure PHP, using every trick that PHP has to offer. From advanced text parsing and searching, HTML handling, dynamic page generation, caching library & module loaders, to dynamic environment generation. A perfect envirioment we thought, to put the soon-to-be-released ZendCache thru its paces, and see what benefits ZendCache will bring to a real life situation."

"Zend is a commercial company that provides technology backing to PHP based solutions. One way of achieving this, is by developing addon-products for the PHP environment, one of which is the ZendCache solution. Other products in development by Zend are ZendOptimizer and ZendEncoder."

"To gauge the performance of ZendCache we used it in several types of programs. Everything ranging from small programs that sent 'hello world' to the client, to huge programs like Reviewboard.com's CMS. The programs used for benchmarking are Apachebench (included in the standard apache source package), and httperf, which is a popular web server benchmarking tool since it can generate several types of server workloads to similutate real life conditions as closely as posible (see its url for more info). The amount of clients configured for testing is set to 35, for maximum load without running into swapfile's."

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