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GoogleCode vs SourceForge

Recenlty I have started a small project called CMS Wiki. It's simple HTML-based Wiki that can be used as simple but powerful CMS system for your organisaion.

I decided to use GoogleCode (GC) instead of SourceForge (SF). And I've been very suprised:

  • Easy of project creation: I started SVN project in 5 minutes after filling few data (SF required 30 minutes to setup even simple project)
  • Fassssst, GC is magnitude faster than SF (at least in Europe)
  • GC Interface is very user-friendly and clean
  • GC has embeded Wiki Yupiiiiiiiiiiiiii!

I will recomment GC for every SF veteran. It's much sipler and friendler.

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Google Calendar Sync Stopped to Work on Android

Yesterday I observed all calendar events dissapeared from my Android Phone :-(. It seems there's a problem with syncing engine. More details here.

An update [26.05]: seems that clearing phone calendar data will do the trick.

Google.com performance analysis over few years

Time is money. No doubt about that. The more time your customer waits for your service response the less coins may hit your pocket. You may ask: why? If your page loading is too slow your "almost" customer hits back in his browser and selects another link from sponsored links Google provides him. You loose this customer in favour of another supplier.

What about Google? Was their service (no kidding, it is a sevrice that searches information, paid by ads) always so blazingly fast? Let's check this site performance monitored from London server over few years:

As we can see there were some small problems in 2009 (~5% of requests required more than 1 second to be processed). Not so bad.

In order to double check our measurement results there are monitor result from Newark, USA:

As you can see there were also (small) performance problems in 2009, in some months ~2.5% of requests were processed in more than 10 seconds. Still pretty damn good.

You can see current stats for google here, thanks to site-uptime.net - site uptime monitor.