Category: asynchronous

Replacing social sharing buttons with javascript-less alternatives

Social sharing widgets slow down page loading For every public facing site there comes the moment where its content has to be shared in social media. We all know the dreaded "Like" or "Tweet" buttons on many sites or blogs. They not only compete for the reader's attention but also for screen real estate and … Continue reading Replacing social sharing buttons with javascript-less alternatives

Non-blocking JDBC with the Asynchonous Mysql connector

Event driven application architecture If you've been following Hackernews or my favorite, the Highscalability blog, you can't have missed the trend towards event driven server applications which are inherently different from the request-per-thread based design of traditional web applications.Event driven applications evolve around asynchronous, non-blocking APIs and use few threads, typically around the number of … Continue reading Non-blocking JDBC with the Asynchonous Mysql connector