Thursday, October 30, 2008

Designing Simplicity

Dang! I wish I had this quote when I was making my REST slides for Tulsa Tech Fest. It's perfect!

I think most people just make the mistake that it should be simple to design simple things. In reality, the effort required to design something is inversely proportional to the simplicity of the result.
-Roy Fielding

The man himself. Priceless. Goes along great with the one I did use:

A designer knows he has achieved perfection not when there is nothing left to add, but when there is nothing left to take away.
-Antoine de Saint-Exupry

Thursday, October 23, 2008

Framework Performance according to Rasmus

Alright, so invoking Rasmus in the title is a bit provocative, but I stumbled on an interesting talk of his; showing performance benchmarks for a number of popular php frameworks. The first portion of the talk is exactly what he presented @ OSCON, but the second half looks to be raw performance numbers. It looks like there are a couple specific, but easy, performance tweaks that he granted to certain frameworks, and I like seeing the data so much I thought I could try my hand at distilling it into Google Docs charts.

It's interesting that some tulsaphp guys and were recently talking about Zend had to be the slowest of all the frameworks, but apparently not so! That honor goes to CakePHP?

Thursday, October 09, 2008

Tulsa Tech Fest 2008 Slides

As promised, I'm posting my slides from my Tulsa Tech Fest 2008 presentation - RESTful MVC in Zend Framework.