Your site is indexed on Google, but that doesn't mean you're done with
search. Content-rich websites provide native search functionality to keep
users engaged, maintain visual consistency, and provide content-aware
filtering. But it's very hard to implement an effective, scalable search
system, which is why Apache Solr is just about the most popular ‘black
box' in web application infrastructure. This Lucene-backed search appliance
has seen wide adoption due to its performance, reliability, and ease of
deployment. In fact, it's become so widely used that many Solr deployments
are managed by people who have no other exposure to running Java
applications. Documents go in, indexed RESTful search comes out - that is,
until something breaks.
TraceView can provide insight into Apache Solr instances by correlating
individual traces with JMX metrics, such as the rate of re... (more)
Dvořák’s Symphony No. 9 requires two oboes. Instrumenting Symfony only
required one liboboe!
Here at AppNeta we’re still recovering from an immensely
productive DrupalCon Portland 2013. Our partnership with Acquia and our
continuing support for the contrib TraceView Drupal module made sponsoring
the event a natural decision. We’re glad we made the long flight out West,
as there was a lot of interest in TraceView. In fact, on the plane ride back
to Boston I brought back not only three Voodoo Dozens but a stack of business
cards two inches high. (I’ll leave it to you to guess whic... (more)
The United States Congress managed to avoid a default with a last-minute
agreement. But the reboot's still in progress, and many federal government
servers and services remain shut down. The cause of the online blackout is
this set of guidelines released by the Office of Management and Budget, and
in particular their answer to this question:
Q5: What if the cost of shutting down a website exceeds the cost of
A5: The determination of which services continue during an appropriations
lapse is not affected by whether the costs of shutdown exceed the costs of
This is part 4 in a 5-part series on performance in the upcoming Drupal 8.
Check out part 3, on performance in Twig templating, here.
Views is one of the most installed Drupal modules with over two thirds of
Drupal sites reporting that they have it installed. Soon, though, that number
will go up: as of Drupal 8, Views is a core module! This effort started as
a community effort and was announced as an official Drupal 8 initiative in
a post by Dries explaining why this change is so exciting.
One of the reasons that Views is so popular is that it provides an
‘all-in-one' answer with... (more)