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The first part of this book discusses the basic performance challenges for both the browser and server sides of the equation and advises on an overall approach for identifying and attacking performance bottlenecks. The author offers many important questions for you to keep in mind and some useful techniques for measuring Web performance. This section wraps up with a few case studies that exhibit common problems.
The meat of the book is an in-depth look at all of the aspects of Web performance. The author begins with the client browser and operating-system software, discusses network hardware and protocols, and finally addresses the complex nature of server configurations. He finishes with a discussion of Common Gateway Interface (CGI) and Java scripts and some quick coverage of tuning Web databases.
Throughout the book, Killelea addresses popular application software titles, but with an emphasis on Unix servers. While Web Performance Tuning is a helpful tool for tweaking your Web connections, it also serves as an excellent primer on the technical details of the Web. --Stephen Plain --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
Published in 1998, this book is one of the best for web performance testing, covering the technical basics for everything you need to know in order to really understand... Read morePublished on June 9, 2004 by Michael Czeiszperger
This is one book with wide appeal because it is useful to anyone that uses the Internet; so if you are reading this review - chances are very good that you will find this book of... Read morePublished on February 16, 2003 by "websiteowner"
Four years in the making, the second edition of "Web Performance Tuning" is some 30% larger (456 vs. 351 pages) than the first, but don't let the increased size slow you down. Read morePublished on October 28, 2002 by Andrew B. King
Four years in the making, the second edition of "Web Performance Tuning" is some 30% larger (456 vs. 351 pages) than the first, but don't let the increased size slow you down. Read morePublished on June 7, 2002 by Andrew B. King
Not much in the book if you are looking for info. on NT/2000 based systems. A lot of the content is basic, and may not be helpful to serious/experienced users.Published on March 7, 2001 by Pramod Parihar
In response to the review below stating that the book was too Unix-centric, you have to understand that O`Reilly is a publisher that specializes in Unix, Linux, and open-source. Read morePublished on February 27, 2001 by "firstname.lastname@example.org"
While this book may be criticized for being too general and not always offering direct recipes and numeric examples, I think this is one of its strengths. Read morePublished on November 29, 2000 by Daniel Buzatu
The book contains a lot of great (albeit basic) information on improving web server performance. As far as addressing specific servers, you're better off getting documentation... Read morePublished on November 21, 2000
Patrick has not only written a fabulouse book but he is an awsome guy! ... His book is really great for a person who wants to know about computers. Read morePublished on June 29, 2000 by NICK