The PHP Scalability Myth (65 tags)
Java scales ... but so does PHP. That's the argument Jack Herrington puts forth in comparing how each can be used to create web applications with modern architectures.
Designing a Fully Scalable Application (5 tags)
It's difficult, maybe impossible, to know up front how much or in what ways your application will need to scale. But by decoupling parts of the application, you can at least ensure that the scaling process can be kept modular. Amir Shevat shows how some sharable pieces of the MantaRay messaging system can allow your app to grow beyond one box.
Advanced MySQL Replication Techniques (4 tags)
MySQL Cluster is a powerful peering system to add high availability and replication across multiple database servers. It's not perfect, though. Using features of MySQL 5.0 and 5.1, it's possible to build a master/slave replication system with fail-over. Giuseppe Maxia shows how.
Profiling Your Applications with Eclipse Callisto (2 tags)
Callisto, a bundle of optional plugins for Eclipse, now comes with a profiling tool called the Test & Performance Tools Platform (TPTP). TPTP includes testing, tracing, performance monitoring, profiling, and static-code analysis tools. John Ferguson Smart offers this guided tour of how to use TPTP to speed up your apps.