Over the past few months, podfeet.com went through a period of really poor performance. My site hadn’t been snappy in the last few years with page loads of up to 6 seconds, but it hit a tipping point where it was taking in excess of 40 seconds for pages to load. William Reveal and Bart migrated the services behind podfeet.com that improved performance to where most pages load in less than a quarter of a second.
In this Programming By Stealth adjacent episode, Bart wanted to walk through the structure of what makes up a web server, what a web server does, what all of the components are, and then walk us through how these things have changed in the nearly 17 years podfeet.com has been around. As we continue our journey in Programming By Stealth we are moving from the client-side to the server-side, so this lesson is quite relevant to helping our fellow learners understand what’s behind the next steps we’ll be taking.
There’s no homework in this episode but it’s also challenging to keep the pieces straight in your head so get ready for a fun and instructive “Tidbit”.
You can find Bart’s fabulous tutorial shownotes at pbs.bartificer.net.