About a year ago, I was tasked with greatly expanding our url rewrite capabilities. Our file based, nginx rewrites were becoming a performance bottleneck and we needed to make an architectural leap that would take us to the next level of SEO wizardry. In comparison to the total number of product categories in our database, … Continue reading Supporting Millions of Pretty URL Rewrites in Nginx with Lua and Redis
I know I might be going out on a limb here, but I recently got burnt pretty badly by _not_ having any test harness around my Apache configuration. We maintain a database of some 15K rewrites and I accidentally blew this away. But it gets worse - we didn't even notice for a whole week! … Continue reading Test driven Apache configuration?