An historical overview of the evolution of the front-end performance industry, from 1995 to the present, highlighting everyone from early players such as Akamai and F5 to more recent entrants like Strangeloop and Aptimize.
This past Wednesday, I had the great privilege of hanging out with the New York Web Performance Meetup crowd, and doing a session on web performance automation. Here’s the slide deck and an overview of the session highlights.
Web performance consulting: What is it? Is it worthwhile? How do you find a good consultant? I decided to take these questions directly to one of today’s leading performance consultants, Andrew King.
After a stint as the poster child for web performance optimization, Shopzilla lost its way and saw its page load times slowly creep from an impressive sub-2 seconds up to more than 5 seconds. Lead architect Tim Morrow explains exactly what went wrong.
VIDEO: O’Reilly’s Mac Slocum interviewed me at Velocity, and we covered a few topics: mobile web performance, the difficulties of data gathering, site speed and SEO, and easy ways that every “mortal company” (aka a company that’s not Google, Microsoft or Amazon) can optimize their site.
A collection of my favorite performance graphs and charts from Velocity 2010. Taken all together, these provide a pretty nifty snapshot of the current state of web performance.
This week here are the four most popular links mentioned on Twitter with the “velocityconf” hashtag, including Tim O’Reilly’s keynote, Stoyan Stefanov’s “Psychology of Performance” and Steve Souders’ “Zen and the Art of Web Performance”.
Here’s the slide deck from my Velocity presentation earlier today, where I presented case studies showing the relationship between site speed and business metrics.
Here’s the complete slide deck showing how Strangeloop VP Product Hooman Beheshti and I optimized the Velocity home page for our Velocity workshop.
Performance has come a long way in an incredibly short time. It doesn’t seem that long ago (2007, to be specific) when Steve Souders was evangelizing the nitty gritty of the newly developed YSlow best practices. Here’s a snapshot of how the performance landscape has changed in the past three years: