July 18, 2011

A Simple Load Test with JMeter

In connection with the recent launch of a high-profile Drupal-based website, one of my responsibilities was to evaluate how well the then un-launched system would perform under the expected load. As a web developer, I don't often have the opportunity to do load testing, so I had to do some research on the topic beforehand. This post is a summary of the steps I took and my findings.

March 1, 2011

Using Views to Avoid node_load()

One of the most versatile Drupal modules, Views, comes with an impressive user interface that allows you to capitalize on all its functionality – or does it? Although this interface is the primary means of using Views, the module has plenty to offer on the code level too.