React: Boost performance with effective rendering

Content posted here with the permission of the author Payal Bhalerao, who is currently employed at Josh Software. Original post available here We always enjoy fast and responsive user interface, but generally during fast development performance gets neglected. In case of react app development, We generally rely on react’s virtual DOM, that it will perform diffing … Continue reading React: Boost performance with effective rendering

MongoDB Map Re-Reduce and joins – performance tuning

"Why do we use map reduce in MongoDB? Cos it doesn't support joins." -  And everybody believes that now! I decided that it was time to try something different. I was amazed to see how little there is on the net about map re-reduce. And there is even lesser information about how to work with multiple … Continue reading MongoDB Map Re-Reduce and joins – performance tuning

Amazon EC2 and MongoDB configuration for great performance

Sometimes, we prefer using Amazon EC2 directly for our Rails stack. No offense  to Heroku but we need a more controlled environment; and no offense to EngineYard as they don't support MongoDB on their environment as yet. We were faced with several problems that we wanted to solve Control our environment without MongoDB hogging all … Continue reading Amazon EC2 and MongoDB configuration for great performance

Case Study: Improving Performance of MySQL, Thinking Sphinx in a Rails app

Recently, we faced a huge performance problem with one of our installed apps. The application is a Call Center ERP solution. The Call model is updated very frequently as there are about approximately 8,000 - 10,000 calls being made everyday. For every action there is an audit trail, so updates and inserts into database are … Continue reading Case Study: Improving Performance of MySQL, Thinking Sphinx in a Rails app

Pro tip: Increase webpage performance using sprite, data-uri and jammit

For quite some time at Josh Software, we have been concentrating on improving backend server performance. You can read about load testing and bench-marking and improving upload performance using nginx upload module. This post is about improving frontend performance by getting your pages to  load faster using techniques like sprites, data-uri and jammit. These tools … Continue reading Pro tip: Increase webpage performance using sprite, data-uri and jammit