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Recent performance improvements for Midgard 8.09

Note: This article was originally published at Planet PHP on 22 July 2010.
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Midgard 8.09 is an industrial CMS that is now in Long-Term Supported stage, with the community maintaining it until 2013. As we all know, performance is a feature, and with a CMS framework that has lived through many changes including transitions from PHP4 to 5.2 and from Classic Midgard era to the modern APIs, there is a lot to do.

For the next 8.09.10 release we decided to put quite a bit of efforts into performance tuning, with some excellent work done by Content Control to simplify ACL handling and cache navigation information. As you can see, the result is quite impressive:

What is left to be done is some work with the multilingual content database queries. After that we should be good to go with what is probably the fastest Midgard1 ever.