I’ve come across 3 great articles this week on best practice for building Internet based Services.
First up Simon Wilson gives a good overview of what web orientated developers should be doing these days. As he says “I tried to pull together all of the things I wish I’d been told before I started building things on the Web”:Django developer so he references that project a bit.
I’d advise reading James’ paper first and then Greg’s comments, both are useful. I was also looking at some other papers on James’ site including this related presentation and on Modular Data Center design. James’s Blog looks interesting as well.
Finally the Yahoo! Exceptional Performance people have added another 20 rules to the existing 14 on how to speed up customer access to you website:
Currently I’m still looking at the original 14 rules for ideas, CSS Sprites look especially interesting and a big potential win.