Puakma: Under the hood

I'm Brendon Upson, jack-of-all-trades, master of one or two. I'm talking about life running a small ISV tackling business issues and leaping technology hurdles in a single bound.

webWise Network Consultants is based in Sydney, Australia and develops the groundbreaking Puakma server technology.

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Firefox vs MS Internet Explorer

Filed under: by Brendon Upson on 17:25

I'm not usually one to weigh in on the browser holy war, but today I noticed the strangest thing.

We had just replaced a core component of the server for reading the socket connection from the browser. We ran a number of basic tests to ensure the new component worked correctly, then as a last test I tried to upload a large (1.6GB) movie file using a file upload control.

In IE, performance was apalling. On our 100Mbit network we were getting an average throughput of about 35Kb/sec. Naturally I assumed the new code had some performance limitiations so I started to profile it. The profiling showed no bottlenecks. Strange.

Next I fired up Firefox (with Pimpzilla theme naturally) and tried the same test. Amazing. 135Kb/sec! Same file, same everything. Problem solved (and an hour wasted).

Comments

  1. Network stacks, throughput, browser wars, pah!

    The main issue here, quite clearly, is to recognise that the Pimpzilla theme rocks :o)

    Comment posted by Ben Poole on 2005-05-04 20:24:52.0 | mail

  2. Pimpzilla rocks!

    Comment posted by Brendon Upson on 2005-05-04 21:34:26.0 |

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