I had a getitalldoneinoneweekwemeanit site and now that it's live, I got to thinking, this is a bit pokey. So, my first thought was, what are my page rates. In production mode they were (frighteningly) over 1 second/page. Almost all of that was render time, so I immediately turned to caching. Now, caching may not seem like a silver bullet to all of you, but I implemented action caching with some simple page expiry on one section of my site are reduced the render time to about .0006 seconds. Put differently, from under 1 page/second to somewhere just over 1,500 pages/sec. If that's not a silver bullet, it's close enough for me! Rails team: Thank you for the great caching alternatives; I will be using a three on this dippy little site.
on 2006-03-09 06:53