Add-Ons are what make ExpressionEngine the flexible powerhouse that it is today. Being able to write your own simple plugins or incredibly expansive modules allows you to mold ExpressionEngine to nearly any task that your website might require. However, with that power comes a great responsibility to insure that your code is not slowing down the entire site or unduly stressing the server through bad code architecture.
There are simple tools already built into ExpressionEngine and PHP that you can use to see precisely what your Add-On is doing during page processing and where it might be doing more work than is absolutely necessary. Every developer should use these to optimize their work from the very beginning of development, prior to release. This workshop will explain these tools and how you can use them effectively. It will also delve deeper into optimization techniques and tricks that will keep your code light and clean, while finding a balance between functionality and performance.