Gert Franz talks about “Performance Tuning and the Future of Lucee” in this episode of ColdFusion Alive Podcast, with host Michaela Light. Gert was born in 1967 and lives in Switzerland since 1997. Back in the late eighties he studied astrophysics in Munich but switched to later IT as a profession and programmed for several companies in the past as a database administrator and system analyst.
Gert is also an upcoming speaker for the Into The Box Conference, where he will talk about how to make CFML fast.
“Knowing basic things or very general things about the application or the CFML engine per se is very important so that you know that you're not using certain things excessively because otherwise, it's no wonder that your code only responds in two or three seconds.” – Gert Franz
- Importance of basic response time on pages
- Basic execution time
- ColdFusion code tweaks
- Lucee, way ahead in terms of performance
- Into The Box Conference
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Gert Franz is the CTO of Rasia GmbH. He was born in 1967 and lives in Switzerland since 1997. Back in the late eighties he studied astrophysics in Munich but switched to later IT as a profession and programmed for several companies in the past as a database administrator and system analyst.
Michaela Light: Welcome back to the show. I'm here with Gert Franz from Rasia and he did a lot of work on Railo and Lucee, the CFML open source engine. He's talking at the Into the Box Conference. What's your topic, Gert?
Gert Franz: I don't even know how I named it but it's actually about performance tuning step by step. Showing in iterations how to get from a very high, I'm not saying the numbers now, from a very high number of seconds to a very low number of seconds, with different iterations where you avoid certain things in your programming and then you just use common techniques and I'll explain the details why things are good and why you shouldn't use things.
Michaela Light: That is great. You're going to help people speed up their code and learn some things to avoid and things to do better?
Gert Franz: Hopefully. Everyone has their tricks and tips and how they are improving the performance of their code but this came out of an assignment from a client and while I was doing the iterations I always had to prove that I did something. I told him, “Okay, what I'm going to do is I'm going to create iterations of the code,” and I'm explaining each of those. He said, “Oh, that's fantastic. Why don't you give a talk about this.” I go, “Well that was my idea in the first place.” I was asking him for permission to do this.
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Michaela Light is the host of the CF Alive Podcast and has interviewed more than 100 ColdFusion experts. In each interview, she asks "What Would It Take to make CF more alive this year?" The answers still inspire her to continue to write and interview new speakers.
Michaela has been programming in ColdFusion for more than 20 years. She founded TeraTech in 1989. The company specializes in ColdFusion application development, security and optimization. She has also founded the CFUnited Conference and runs the annual State of the CF Union Survey.