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Ben Cane

Leveraging the dockerignore File to Create Smaller Images

DevelopmentDocker Commands

Reading Time: 7 minutesKeeping container image sizes small is one of the most common “best practice” tips out there. There is good reason for this; it’s very simple to let a container with a complex Dockerfile and a large application turn into a large container image. A large container image can eventually become troublesome if left unchecked. When […]

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Improving Linux System Performance with I/O Scheduler Tuning

Development

Reading Time: 9 minutesIn a previous article, I wrote about using pgbench to tune PostgreSQL. While I covered a very common tunable shared_buffers, there are many other tuning options that can be used to gain performance from PostgreSQL. Today’s article is going to cover one of those additional options. However, this tunable does not belong to PostgreSQL. Rather […]

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Pregenerating Static Web Pages for Better Performance

Development

Reading Time: 8 minutesIn my recent Tuning NGINX article, I talked about how it’s important to tune based on the specific needs of an application and its environment. In today’s article, we’re going to put that in practice. Last time, we tuned our environment by adjusting parameters within NGINX. Now, we’re going to explore a sometimes-overlooked aspect of […]

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