June, 2009

  • Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part II

    by Garrett Serack on June 11, 2009 03:10pm I talked about getting started in building the PHP stack in my last post , now I'm taking it... One step further "We should forget about small efficiencies, say about 97% of the time: premature optimization...
  • Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part I

    by Garrett Serack on June 09, 2009 01:22pm The last several months, I've been working very deeply with PHP - specifically, compiling the PHP core itself, and looking for avenues for optimization. This is the first of four posts about the journey I've...
  • OSCON 2009

    by Peter Galli on June 29, 2009 07:29pm As Microsoft continues to support and participate in open source communities, the company is again a proud sponsor of the annual O'Reilly Open Source Convention ( OSCON ), which is being held in San Jose from July...
  • Real Mission Critical

    by Mark Stone on June 01, 2009 11:15am The 1.0 release of WinBioinfTools might seem like a modest event; as of this writing, the project has 44 downloads. High Performance Computing (HPC) is a small community, granted, and the number of HPC applications...
  • Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part IV

    by Garrett Serack on June 23, 2009 07:12pm In the previous post , I discussed what it took to use PGO on the Windows PHP build. That led to me building automated build scripts... Automation as the root of all evil "Anything that can be done for you...
  • Microsoft, NASA and Open Source

    by Peter Galli on June 02, 2009 10:05am There has been some renewed media interest in the NASA Space Act Agreement with Microsoft, which was signed earlier this year. Microsoft signed that agreement so as to provide an umbrella framework of contractual...
  • Crafting a Better PHP Build Process on Windows – Part III

    by Garrett Serack on June 17, 2009 03:47pm Previously, I talked about using PGO in the PHP build process. In order to use it I had to observe... The Heisenberg build process "A process cannot be understood by stopping it. Understanding must move...