Will "the Mighty" Strohl

String Performance Guide

I tell many people of one of my favorite string optimization projects.  I was asked to lower the response time of a web service from its current response time of approximately 60 seconds to something much faster.  With it being a web service, that meant somewhere in the neighborhood of 1-5 seconds. 

I immediately looked to see how the strings were being handled throughout the project.  With it using a MySQL back-end, there were many static queries in string objects and string XML node comparisons that were all using the standard string handling techniques.

To make a long story short, after only overhauling the string handling throughout the application, I had brought the response time down to 1-3 seconds.

Find my string optimization guide attached to this blog post.  I hope it helps you.



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