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11 Best Practices for Low Latency Systems

One of the must read article for Java programmers, it’s the lesson you will learn after spending considerable time tuning and developing low latency systems in Java in 10 minutes.

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stopwatchIts been 8 years since Google noticed that an extra 500ms of  latency dropped traffic by 20% and Amazon realized that 100ms of extra latency dropped sales by 1%. Ever since then developers have been racing to the bottom of the latency curve, culminating in front-end developers squeezing every last millisecond out of their JavaScript, CSS, and even HTML. What follows is a random walk through a variety of best practices to keep in mind when designing low latency systems. Most of these suggestions are taken to the logical extreme but of course tradeoffs can be made. (Thanks to an anonymous user for asking this question on Quora and getting me to put my thoughts down in writing).

Choose the right language

Scripting languages need not apply. Though they keep getting faster and faster, when you are looking to shave those last few milliseconds off your processing…

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