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Submission + - PostgreSQL officially faster then MySQL (timetrex.com)

IpSo_ writes: Josh Berkus just posted on his blog : "First, the bare facts: we just published 778.14 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard with the Spec performance publication organization."

He continued with: "No more "slow elephant." For ages a reputation of sluggish performance has dogged the PostgreSQL project, due to both unfavorable comparisons with MySQL back in 1998 and due to our ongoing lack of auto-configuration (yes, yes, I'm working on it!). This publication shows that a properly tuned PostgreSQL is not only as fast or faster than MySQL (720.56 SPECjAppServer2004 JOPS@Standard), but almost as fast as Oracle (since the hardware platforms are different, it's hard to compare directly). This is something we've been saying for the last 2 years, and now we can prove it."

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Journal Journal: AJAX 404 scripts?

My organization just rolled out its new site design (which includes a good chunk of moved pages), and I just upgraded my copy of Danny Goodman's _Dynamic HTML_ to 3rd edition ("updated for Ajax and Web 2.0"). So I quickly realized we should have an AJAX script on our 404 pages. Parse the given URL, apply some heuristics, test a half-dozen candidate addresses, forward user to the best match.

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