Issue No. 03 - May/June (2002 vol. 19)
<p>For many programmers, performance is something you pay continuous attention to as you program. Every time you write fragment of code, you consider the performance implications and code the program to maximize performance. This is an obvious technique--pity it works so badly.</p>
M. Fowler, "Yet Another Optimization Article," in IEEE Software, vol. 19, no. , pp. 20-21, 2002.