Some elements of the dev edition are throttled, but not the sort of things that will impact day-to-day low-bandwidth usage.
However people write non-performant code all the time. Before wondering if CF is at fault, take a closer look at your own code.
Put some metrics in about the place and check which bits of code are running slow.
Then either work out why, or raise a question here, post the code, and we'll help get to the bottom of it.
Figured it out!!!
I have a main content section on my website, then a sidebar on the right with sundry items, like a random quote, a featured pic, a list of previous blog posts, AND two RSS feeds that bring news for my two favorite things (cycling and Formula 1) into the sidebar.
In the PHP version, I had a script that I downloaded that was very complicated, but in the conversion I'm using <cffeed>.
Well, in playing around, I accidentally made a typo in the sidebar code, and the page rendered instantly. I started commenting out sections of the sidebar, and the culprit was the feed section (which makes sense, since the other items in the sidebar are cached queries).
Now that I know the culprit, maybe I can post the code and some of you can tell me what I've done wrong, or could do better.
<cfset rssUrl = "http://velonews.competitor.com/feed">
<cffeed action="read" source="#rssUrl#" query="cycling" properties="info">
<cfoutput query="cycling" maxrows="6"><li class="rssdesc"><a href="#rsslink#">#title#</a></li></cfoutput>
<cfset rssUrl2 = "http://www.formula1.com/rss/news/latest.rss">
<cffeed action="read" source="#rssUrl2#" query="formula1" properties="info">
<cfoutput query="formula1" maxrows="6"><li class="rssdesc"><a href="#rsslink#">#title#</a></li></cfoutput>
Perhaps there's a way to cache these results so they only update once per day and not every single time the page is loaded. If not, I'll just leave them out altogether.
Ok, I've found some feed caching examples, but they all end up with a cfdump-like output. Ray Camden has one, and I found another by Andy Jarrett. They both give dump-style outpouts, and I'm having problems parsing either of them into something I can use. It's a bit frustrating!
Any's is in cfscript, which is part of what makes his tough, since I have little cfscript experience.
It doesn't have to be very complex: just have a task to grab the feed every 24h and stick it in the application scope. On the actual site, use what's in the application scope instead of hitting the feed URL.
<cfset feedurl = "http://velonews.competitor.com/feed">
<cfset cacheTime = #createtimespan(1,0,0,0)#>
<cfif not structKeyExists(application,"rsscache") or dateDiff("n", application.rsscache.created, now()) gt cacheTime>
<cffeed source="#feedurl#" query="entries">
<cfset application.rsscache = structNew()>
<cfset application.rsscache.data = entries>
<cfset application.rsscache.created = now()>
<cfloop query="#application.rsscache.data#" startrow="1" endrow="6">