Recently, I've been reading an article entitled
The Fallacy of Premature Optimization by Randall Hyde. I urge everyone to go read the full article, but I can't help
summarizing some of it here -- it meshes so well with some of my conversations with developers
over the past few years.
Most people can quote the line "Premature optimization is the root of all evil" (which was
popularized by Donald...
I've written several times before about how you have to measure performance to understand how you're doing -- and so here's my favorite performance stat of the day: New York 17, New England 14.