In my look ahead goal setting post at the start of the month I mentioned I might need a break writing for this site and I while offered some reasons in that post I thought I should explain in a little more detail.
I often talk about the importance of context and how it helps set the tone for everything that follows. It also helps you integrate new understanding of specific details into a greater whole. When I approach a new subject, I like to start with a general overview in order to provide context for the rest of my learning. This method of study helps me see new material through an established perspective and it helps me form a point of view about the subject.
Happy New Year! I hope you had another good holiday weekend with a possible day of work mixed in. If you managed to swing another day off today, enjoy. If you’re back at work just remember it’s a short week.
Happy Holidays! I hope you’re enjoying the end of one year and are looking forward to the next one with its potential to grow and change for the better. For me, it’s a time of year when I like to reflect on the year that was as a precursor to setting goals for the year to come.
Poorly written queries can be and often are the main reason for slow server response time. They’re a common bottleneck in the process of delivering dynamic web pages. You probably can’t make every query super fast, but you can certainly improve many, starting with those that have the slowest performance.