The ZendCon Sessions Episode 7: High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques

January 23, 2008

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Episode 007: “High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques”


  • Speaker:Eli White
  • Topic:High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques
  • Release Date: 01/23/2008

Welcome to The ZendCon Sessions. This episode of The ZendCon Sessions was recorded live at ZendCon 2007 in Burlingame, CA.

We hope you enjoy today’s session as we listen to Eli White present “High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques”.

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Show Notes for Episode 007

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About Cal Evans

Many moons ago, at the tender age of 14, Cal touched his first computer. (We're using the term "computer" loosely here, it was a TRS-80 Model 1) Since then his life has never been the same. He graduated from TRS-80s to Commodores and eventually to IBM PC's. For the past 10 years Cal has worked with PHP and MySQL on Linux OSX, and when necessary, Windows. He has built on a variety of projects ranging in size from simple web pages to multi-million dollar web applications. When not banging his head on his monitor, attempting a blood sacrifice to get a particular piece of code working, he enjoys building and managing development teams using his widely imitated but never patented management style of "management by wandering around". Cal is currently based in Nashville, TN and is gainfully unemployed as the Chief Marketing Officer of Blue Parabola, LLC. Cal is happily married to wife 1.28, the lovely and talented Kathy. Together they have 2 kids who were both bright enough not to pursue a career in IT. Cal blogs at http://blog.calevans.com and is the founder and host of Day Camp 4 Developers

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One Response to “The ZendCon Sessions Episode 7: High Performance PHP & MySQL Scaling Techniques”

  1. sevenforty Says:

    I just briefly glanced at the slides and I’ll have to give this a listen later when I get some time. I think PHP performance is definitely a topic that is overlooked frequently. Personally I find many performance issues in one’s application can be solved by a solid knowledge of using MySQL correctly as well as writing efficient SQL. A great book on the topic is "MySQL Database Design and Tuning" by Schneider…from the MySQL press. I’d recommend that as standard reading for any serious developer using MySQL.