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Cary Millsap's article "Thinking Clearly about Performance" (see our listed articles this month) is quite possibly the best introductory article I have ever read on performance!

I particularly loved the quote from Tom Kyte, that the cost of embedded measurement (for the Oracle database) was minus 10 percent or better - because the knowledge that had been gained from the performance instrumentation had made the application at the very least 10% faster than it would have been without the instrumentation in place.

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Also, thanks for all your replies to last month's newsletter about whether you still need faster double to string conversion - the answer was a resounding yes, there are many specialist applications that need the extra speed there. Michael Kay the developer of the Saxon XSLT and XQuery Processor also pointed me to the Saxon implementation (see the tools section below) which folded my technique into a more accurate conversion, a useful tool to know about (thanks Michael).

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