• Nick Wienholt


Software performance is a topic rife with paradoxes, confusion, and mystery. To provide a few examples:
  • Processor speed doubles every 18 months, but performance concerns never disappear.

  • Two competing software platforms both show order-of-magnitude speed advantages over the other in benchmarks produced by their respective vendors.

  • Languages and technologies are shunned due to their perceived lack of performance, but a precise measurement of the slowness is rarely produced, and the criticism of perceived slowness is discussed even if performance is not a project priority.


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