This morning I woke up to an email telling me that my Nexus7 that I had ordered 3 weeks ago was… “out for delivery”.
I couldn’t contain my excitement. I sat patiently waiting by my door. Finally 11 o’clock rolls around and there is a knock. I’m handed a brown parcel and hand over the obligatory signature. I close the door behind me and carefully place the box on the desk. I contemplate teasing myself and seeing how long I can hold out before opening it. Continue reading “Nice New Nexus7” »
With the release of beta 5 for Zend Framework 2 I thought it time for me to tidy up and fix a few modules I created back at beta 3.
Now I’m a big fan of Twitter Bootstrap CSS framework as I’m sure a lot of other people are as well. Seeing that the Zend Skeleton Application comes with bootstrap already included it was easy enough to set up my forms using the old ZF Forms found in ZF1.
However a brand spanking new Forms component has been rolled out with ZF2. The long and the short of this new component meant that I had the opportunity to hand roll a new way of making my forms work with Twitter Bootstrap.
So, a little tinkering, a quick pull request to ZF2 to allow the definition of arbitrary options and I came up with some useful View Helpers that can be dropped into a project and used.
I recently had to do some load testing for a site recently that would allow me to test in excess of 100k requests in a 60 second period…
So I decided to do some testing using JMeter as it seemed like a suitable tool for doing what I needed and I had used it for some simpler testing in the past.
After a little fumbling around I managed to get a test plan designed that would simulate 10k users actually navigating the site and adding to a cart etc, with a number of various interactions. It wasnt perfect but it would correctly simulate over 100k requests.
So feeling quite pleased with myself I started the test from my laptop. Now I’m not a big gamer, I’m known to play a little World or Warcraft from time to time but that’s about it. So when it comes to computing power i tend to opt for battery life over sheer grunt.
Suffice to say, my laptop fell flat on its face, and if it hadn’t it turns out that the connection I was using just wasn’t up to the task of handling that much traffic adequately.