Schedule: Performance sessions

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Location: Salons E-F
Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
Average rating: ****.
(4.17, 6 ratings)
Jiffy is a new open-source end-to-end system built by the WhitePages.com team for instrumenting your web pages, capturing client-side timings for any event that you determine, and storing and reporting on those timings. Learn about the motivations, goals, lessons learned, and how to participate. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Steve Souders (Fastly), Ryan Breen (Gomez Inc. ), Bill Scott (PayPal), Ernest Mueller (Bazaarvoice), Scott Ruthfield (Rooster Park Consulting)
Average rating: ***..
(3.80, 5 ratings)
Fast web pages are critical to a good user experience, but what is "response time" and how should it be measured? This panel discusses what parts of page loading should be measured and the importance of perceived versus instrumented speed. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Aladdin Nassar (Microsoft - Outlook.com)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
How does Hotmail balance between the demands of a rich UI that is also performant? This presentation covers the lessons learnt, how to measure performance, and the trade-offs between Web 1.0 and Web 2.0. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Eric Schurman (Amazon)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 2 ratings)
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Location: Salon A-D
Jason Grigsby (Cloud Four)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
The Mobile Web is the wild west when compared to desktop browsers. There is little information about how mobile browsers handle the factors that impact performance. Learn about the tests that Cloud Four has conducted on mobile browsers and our conclusions about how to build fast-loading mobile web pages. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Julien Lecomte (Yahoo!)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Taking off from where the Yahoo! Exceptional Performance rules leave off, find out what it takes to design, implement, and test high performance Ajax applications, including common (and less common) techniques and patterns, and a case study. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Akara Sucharitakul (Sun Microsystems Inc.), Shanti Subramanyam (Orzota, Inc.)
Average rating: **...
(2.67, 3 ratings)
Deciding which web technology is right for you and your new web application? You don't want to miss this session. We'll provide our experiences creating and testing a social networking application using three technologies: PHP, Ruby on Rails, and Java. All implementations are tested with components commonly used in large scale web sites, i.e., MySQL and Memcached. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Bill Scott (PayPal)
Average rating: ***..
(3.75, 4 ratings)
At Netflix we have implemented round trip tracing to get an accurate measure of the end user performance experience. With this data in hand we are marching through the set of YSlow recommendations + others and tracking the measured improvements. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Mike Connor (Mozilla Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 2 ratings)
In this session, Mike Connor, lead developer for Mozilla Firefox, will discuss the major performance improvements to Firefox 3, including speed, memory usage, and reliability. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Christian Stockwell (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
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Location: Salon E
John Rauser (Pinterest), Peter Sevcik (NetForecast, Inc.), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Eric Schurman (Amazon), Vik Chaudhary (Keynote)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
Sharing performance data across an organization is challenging. People want one number or one color (green or red), but often the key issues are only revealed when you look deeper. The panel of experts reviews examples of correlating performance metrics with business metrics, critical to anyone evangelizing better performance within their company. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Steve Souders (Fastly)
Average rating: ****.
(4.50, 2 ratings)
Souders' book, "High Performance Web Sites," describes the 14 best practices he developed while working as the Chief Performance Yahoo!. YSlow, the Firebug extension he created, codified those best practices. Now working at Google, Souders discusses the next set of best practices he's discovered, including the best ways to load JavaScript and where to place (and where not to place) inline scripts. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Ben Livshits (Microsoft Research)
Average rating: ****.
(4.00, 1 rating)
Modern Web 2.0 applications, such as GMail, Live Maps, Facebook, and many others, use Ajax to push page generation and content manipulation to the client web browser. This improves the responsiveness of these network-bound applications. We present Doloto, a system that analyzes application workloads and automatically performs code splitting of existing large Web 2.0 applications. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Stoyan Stefanov (Facebook)
Average rating: **...
(2.00, 1 rating)
Do you want to speed up your web pages and lower you hosting bills? Do you want to do this with little or no code changes while keeping the same beautiful UI? Come and learn about 7 simple steps to put your web images on a diet. Take off (and keep off) all the bytes you put on under the stress of chasing that next killer feature. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Wei-Hsin Lee (Google, Inc. )
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Shared Dictionary Compression over HTTP protocol (SDCH) aims at reducing data redundancy across HTTP responses. The protocol is meant to work with current schemes (gzip, deflate) to further compress the HTTP responses. This protocol is different from original proposed rfc3229 (differential compression), as it does not require the browser to cache the last version of pages. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Eric Lawrence (Microsoft), Mike Connor (Mozilla Corporation), Christian Stockwell (Microsoft Corporation)
Average rating: ***..
(3.00, 1 rating)
Learn how to wring the most performance out of Internet Explorer, taking advantage of caching, compression, and Ajax performance improvements; also how developers can use technologies available in Firefox to make web pages run at top speeds. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Peter Zaitsev (Percona Inc)
Average rating: ***..
(3.67, 3 ratings)
As your web application grows, no matter how you optimize it, you will come to the point when a single MySQL server is unable to keep up. Sharding and Replication are powerful techniques that allow you to scale your application to use Multiple MySQL servers. Read more.
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Location: Salon A-D
Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly)
Average rating: ***..
(3.50, 2 ratings)
Experiences of running cache front end servers and migrating from Squid to Varnish. Increasing speed, reducing cost and enabling flexibility. Read more.
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Location: Salon E
Steve Souders (Fastly), Tony Ralph (Yahoo!), Eric Goldsmith (AOL), Artur Bergman (Wikia/Fastly), Kai Hansen (Google Ireland Ltd.)
Advertising is a multi-billion dollar industry that supports many of the Web's most popular sites. And yet, ads are notorious for slowing down web pages. The experts on this panel discuss techniques you can deploy immediately to mitigate the impact of ads on your site's load times and efforts that are ongoing to establish a future where users, publishers, and advertisers surf in harmony. Read more.
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  • Google
  • Hyperic
  • Sun Microsystems
  • 3Tera, Inc
  • Coradiant
  • Keynote Systems
  • Limelight Networks, Inc.
  • OpSource
  • TechRepublic

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