(This article was written in May 2012, but for some reason never got published. Better late than never, I assume)
I read, with great interest, Davy Kesten's article on "Just do it". It's to-the-point and he makes for very compelling arguments, which to most extent I agree.
There is just one quote that bothered me in that article. Read more ›
But I was curious: given a stock PHP-FPM 5.4 with APC or 5.5 with OpCache enabled, how much faster would HHVM 3.1.0 be? I decided to load a working Drupal site into a Vagrant VM and do some benchmarks. It's a stock Drupal with Memcached configured, but Drupal's page cache disabled. After all, I want to test PHP's performance (PHP parsing of modules & execution etc.), not serving cached pages. I want it load and execute every module, on every pageload. Read more ›