|Response time of The Guardian website during upgrade to Play 2.3.|
Copied from Grant's Tweet about response times mentioned above.
Without bragging about my awesomeness, I wanted to explain how I found and fixed the issue and then share some benchmarks of my own. Perhaps in this way, I can also solicit enhancements to the Play! framework, which has been a tremendous help in building state-of-the-art applications on the web.