Velocity 2010 News & Coverage

A Faster Web - It's Not about the Network Anymore

[ReadWriteWeb]
by Guest Author   Sep. 14, 2010
The Velocity conference took place earlier this year - and some of the best and brightest in Web performance assembled in Santa Clara to chart a course of innovation in performance and operations for the next year... read more

O'Reilly Web Operations and Performance Conference Accelerates Growth: Attendance at Velocity 2010 Doubles Original Numbers

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Jul 22, 2010  

Sebastopol, CA, July 22 2010 - About the only thing faster than a great website is how fast Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, keeps growing. Velocity roared into its third year by reaching soldout status the week before the conference started, then brought more than 1,200 people who make the Web work to the Hyatt Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA, June 22-24, 2010.

"The highlight of the conference was the conference itself," said Steve Souders, who chairs Velocity with Jesse Robbins. "We had 1200 attendees, double what we had when we started Velocity in 2008. This growth is a testimonial to how the focus on web performance and operations has increased in just two years. Companies know their websites have to be fast, available, and scalable. That's why they come to Velocity."... read more

Facebook Gobbles 16-Billion Minutes of your time a Day according to Studies

[thegadgetguycolumn.com]
by David Novak  Jul. 19, 2010
These figures were announced by Tom Cook from Facebook's systems engineering group at the O'Reilly Velocity conference last week. Facebook's servers perform over 50 million operations per second, mainly between the caching tier and web servers. Over a million web sites have included features of Facebook Connect and currently users… read more

Velocity: The Ultimate Web Performance and Operations Conference

[philchen.com]
by Phil Chen  Jul. 16, 2010
Last month, I attended O'Reilly's Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference and, without fail, the information I came away with reinforced existing VMIX initiatives and strategies, and inspired new ones.... read more

Fast by default?

[omniti.com]
by Theo Schlossnagle  Jul. 13, 2010
I recently attended the O'Reilly Velocity 2010 conference in Santa Clara, CA. For the past two years this conference attracted some of the smartest minds in web performance and web operations; this year did not disappoint... read more

Velocity Conference 2010: Wrap-Up

[neustar.biz]
by Lenny Rachitsky  Jun. 29, 2010
If there is any question whether web performance and web operations is hot, you need only look at the attendance and interest in this year's O'Reilly Velocity conference. We're told that the total attendance topped 1,200 - which is more than both previous years combined. In its third year, Velocity… read more

Velocity 2010 Exhibit Hall Tour with Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Part 1

[Cast TV]
Jul. 01, 2010
Brad Spikes and Ann Keady... read more

Velocity conference: development for the speed of light

[developer.yahoo.net]
by Tom Hughes-Croucher  Jun. 30, 2010
For a performance nerd, this year's Velocity conference had to be Mecca. There was an abundance of great sessions, covering a wide variety of performance and operations topics... read more

Building Real Software: Velocity 2010 Conference Take-Aways

[swreflections.blogspot.com]
by Jim Bird  Jun. 28, 2010
I spent an interesting few days last week at the Velocity 2010 conference in Santa Clara. The focus of the conference was on performance and application operations for large-scale web apps. Here are my take-aways: Performance ... read more

Facebook Usage Hits 16 Billion Minutes a Day

[ethiopianreview.com]
by Slashdot.org  Jun. 28, 2010
Facebook's Tom Cook discussed how the company's operations team manages that growth in a presentation last week at the O"Reilly Velocity conference (video). The next day at Structure 2010, Facebook VP of operations Jonathan Heiliger ... read more

Twitter Ops: In the Belly of the Whale

[Data Center Knowlege]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 28, 2010
Seventy five percent of Twitter's traffic comes through third-party apps via the Twitter API rather than the Twitter.com web site, according to Twitter's John Adams, who provided an update on the company's operations Thursday at Velocity 2010. read more

Velocity 2010 – Where Have All The Business Executives Gone?

[theagileexecutive.com]
by Israel Gat  Jun. 24, 2010
By now I have “touched” and been touched by dozens and dozens of participants in the O'Reilly Velocity conference. I did not meet any business executive (other than various CEOs/CMOs who pitched their companies from the podium). ... read more

Ops Driven Dev

[ The Agile Executive]
by Israel Gat  Jun. 24, 2010
From what I gleaned yesterday in the O'Reilly Velocity conference I believe the tables are turning. Ops, or at least web ops, will soon drive development. The reason for my saying so is quite simple: the breadth and depth of forthcoming ... read more

Facebook and Twitter use BitTorrent to Update Codes across Servers

[techie-buzz.com]
by Chinmoy Kanjilal  Jun. 26, 2010
Facebook's systems engineer Tom Cook talked at the Velocity Conference saying,. BitTorrent is fantastic for this, it's really great. Its 'superduper' fast and it allows us to alleviate a lot of scaling concerns we've had in the past, ... read more

Mozilla Rejects Native Code Approach of Chrome's NaCl | Web ...

[css.dzone.com]
by Mitchell Pronschinske  Jun. 25, 2010
The Velocity conference in Santa Clara, California, is all about browser and web technology performance. Right now, in this time of "Flash vs. HTML5," another battle might be brewing over the use of native code vs. web-only. ... read more

Facebook Uses BitTorrent, and They Love It

[mitchellmckenna.amplify.com]
by Mitchell McKenna  Jun. 25, 2010
According to Tom Cook of Facebook's systems engineering group, the daily code updates for Facebook used to cause a lot of trouble until they discovered BitTorrent. Cook gave a talk at the Velocity Conference this week titled 'A Day in ... read more

Velocity wrap-up

[Steve Souders Blog]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 25, 2010
Velocity ended yesterday at 6pm – and the final presentations from 5:20-6:00 were still packed! It was a great conference. I’m wiped out from talking web performance from 8am to 10pm the last three days. The highlight of the conference was the conference itself: 1200 attendees 89 speakers 28 sponsors 26 exhibitors Compare that… read more

Facebook Uses BitTorrent, and They Love It

[TorrentFreak]
by Ernesto  Jun. 25, 2010
Cook gave a talk at the Velocity Conference this week titled 'A Day in the Life of Facebook Operations' where he explained how effective BitTorrent is for server deployment. “BitTorrent is fantastic for this, it's really great,” Cook ... read more

A Day in the Life of A Facebook Engineer

[Data Center Knowlege]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 25, 2010
What's it like working as an engineer on one of the world's busiest web sites? At Velocity 2010, Facebook System Engineer Tom Cook provided a glimpse inside the operations team with his "Day in the Life" presentation. read more

F5 Friday: Speed Matters

[devcentral.f5.com]
by Lori MacVittie  Jun. 25, 2010
So it shouldn't be a surprise when “cloud” providers start talking about performance as a differentiator, which is exactly what Google recently noted at the Velocity conference. quote-left The average web page takes 4.9 seconds to load ... read more

Scenes From Velocity 2010

[Data Center Knowlege]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 25, 2010
The third annual O’Reilly Velocity conference brought together more than 1,000 attendees to explore web site performance. In "Scenes from Velocity 2010" we bring you the conference in pictures. read more

Google wants Speed…

[TechBoone]
by Scott Boone  Jun. 25, 2010
“It's very clear that the network speed itself will increase,” Holzle said today during a keynote speech at the internet-infrastructure obsessed Velocity conference in Santa Clara, California. “It's conceivable that [in the next several ... read more

Velocity 2010 Impressions

[perfwork.wordpress.com]
by perfwork  Jun. 25, 2010
Velocity 2010 came to an end today. I attended all 3 days – it was a great conference. I did not attend last year, but the crowds this year must have been at least 3 times that of 2008, when I first presented at Velocity. ... read more

Google seeks interwebs speed boost with TCP tweak

[The Register]
by Cade Metz  Jun. 23, 2010
Google vice president of engineering Urs Holzle has warned that unless we update the internet's underlying protocols, any improvements to network bandwidth will be wasted... read more

Yahoo!'s 'interwebs MySQL' crunches four years of Twitter • The ...

[wesley83.posterous.com]
by unknown  Jun. 24, 2010
"This is the real strength of YQL," Yahoo! technical evangelist Tom Hughes-Croucher told The Reg this morning at the net-infrastructure-obsessed Velocity conference in Santa Clara, California. "It's not that YQL does everything. ... read more

Mozilla: Our browser will not run native code

[The Register]
by Cade Metz  Jun. 24, 2010
Mozilla vice president of products Jay Sullivan says that unlike Google, the open source outfit has no intention of bundling Firefox with Adobe Flash - or with a plug-in that runs native code inside the browser. Mozilla, Sullivan says, believes that the future of online applications lies with web standards,… read more

Get involved in the dynaTrace AJAX Edition 2.0 Beta Program

[dynatrace.com]
by Andreas Grabner  Jun. 24, 2010
Velocity was probably the best stage for this announcement and it was great that we got a slot on the Lightening Demo's to show what's new from dynaTrace... read more

Google to relieve AdSense webpage drag

[The Register]
by Cade Metz  Jun. 24, 2010
Google has admitted that its AdSense text ads can account for 12 per cent of a webpage's load time, but the company is testing a revamped script designed to minimize the amount of time Google ads spend blocking pages... read more

No Node Left Behind: Cloud Scaling and Management ...

[Zenoss Blog]
by mrhinkle@zenoss.com  Jun. 23, 2010
Are you attending the O'Relly Velocity Conference in Santa Clara today? Then you should stop at by the Cloud Scaling demo starting at 7:30pm (PDT) today at the Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, Zenoss, OpsCode and Dyn ... read more

China Selects 18 Mapping Services, Google Unlikely Choice

[Slashdot.org]
by miller60  Jun. 24, 2010
"The average web page takes 4,9 seconds to load and includes 320 KB of content, according to Google executive Urs Holzle. In his keynote at the O"Reilly Velocity conference on web performance, ... read more

Velocity 2010: Mobile Web Performance

[The Bit Source]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 24, 2010
Maximilio Firtman’s presentation on Mobile Web High Performance presented many useful insights into the intricacies of mobile Web performance and why it matters. Often times, mobile Web browsers are slow, and as mobile hardware platforms are extremely varied, as well as their browsers. The presentation started off with a [...] read more

Velocity 2010: Web Browser Profiling with BrowserScope

[The Bit Source]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 07, 2010
Browser performance is one of the key components to achieving a fast Web browsing experience. Much of the rendering of a Web page is dependent on the engine inside of the browser, and has become an increasingly important focus in the world of Web performance. Lindsey Simon is Front-end Developer… read more

Tom Hughes-Croucher Interviewed at Velocity 2010

[O'Reilly News]
by O'Reilly Media  Jun. 23, 2010
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OmniTI Introduces Circonus, a New Performance Monitoring Tool to Boost Profitability and Productivity

[PRnewswire.com]
Jun. 23, 2010
OmniTI today announced the availability of Circonus, the SaaS embodiment of its Reconnoiter project, which will help businesses integrate advanced event correlation into their own monitoring portfolio. Circonus differs from existing services and software by providing a holistic view of the customer's architecture... read more

NTT America's Global IP Network Supports World's Fastest Growing Provider of Managed DN

[]
by unknown  Jun. 22, 2010
NTT America, a wholly owned U.S. subsidiary of NTT Communications Corporation (NTT Com) and a global IP network services provider, today announced the company is helping customers provide premium externally managed DNS options for corporations and enterprises that need global, 24/7 access and support through its highest quality... read more

Google: How We’re Making the Web Faster

[Data Center Knowlege]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 23, 2010
Google is stepping up its efforts to make the Internet faster, using its software, servers and infrastructure to provide tools to help web site owners build speedier sites. Google's Urs Holzle outlined the company's efforts in his Keynote at the Velocity 2010 conference... read more

Track Twitter World Cup Sentiment with Splunk

[Splunk Blogs]
by Jake Flomenberg  Jun. 23, 2010
And if you'd like to learn a bit more about developing on or with Splunk, or just the types of data you can visualize, swing by our booth at the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara this week in booth #205. Even better, join us for our... read more

Dyn Inc., Opscode and Zenoss Unite for "Game Day" at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference

[marketwire.com]
by Lindsey Smart   Jun. 23, 2010
Starting at 7:30pm (PDT) today at the Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, the teams from three leading IT infrastructure companies will be coming together to present a real-life/real-time Web failure scenario, that will show session attendees how to manage a highly scalable and redundant enterprise... read more

Velocity 2010 - Web Performance and Operations Conference

[ducea.com]
by Marius  Jun. 22, 2010
O'Reilly's Velocity conference is THE place you want to be if you are in the Web ops and performance field. This is the third year of the conference started by Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins and it is the place where all the important people in the field gather once… read more

Getting Velocity - Economy of Motion

[cloudscaling.com]
by Andrew  Jun. 18, 2010
Last time, I implied that scale alone doesn't always lead to the operational efficiency in the datacenter There is no class someone can take that will teach them everything they need to know to run a datacenter, and the applications it ostensibly exists for, efficiently. Training exists for some of… read more

O'Reilly Velocity Reaches Max Capacity in Advance: Web Performance and Operations Conference a Sold-out Event

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Jun 16, 2010  

Sebastopol, CA, June 16, 2010 - Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, has become a sold out event in its third year. At maximum capacity a week in advance, Velocity brings the leaders taking web performance and operations into the future to the Hyatt Santa Clara in Santa Clara, CA, June 22-24.

"Over the past three years, the Velocity Conference has become the nexus in the movement to build a better, faster, more reliable web. The incredible growth in Velocity's attendance shows that the world has finally recognized the critical nature of the work done by this amazing community," says Jesse Robbins, who co-chairs Velocity with Steve Souders.... read more

Google Speed Tracer with Jaime Yap

[The Bit Source]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 15, 2010
Jaime Yap is a developer for the Google Speed Tracer team. Google Speed Tracer is a Google Chrome extension that will help you debug and find performance bottlenecks in your Web applications. Google uses the utility internally for debugging and finding perormance bottlenecks in commonly used applications such as Gmail,… read more

Virident Systems Introduces Industry's First SSD That Delivers The Highest SustaIned Performance and Enterprise-Class Reliability

[virident.com]
Jun. 15, 2010
Virident Systems today announced the immediate availability of the tachIOn Solid State Disk (SSD), a new server-side storage platform that enables customers to tackle data intensive applications with lower cost, higher and predictable performance, and enterprise class reliability... read more

Velocity 2010: Inside Twitter Operations with John Adams

[The Bit Source]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 14, 2010
The Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference is upon us in about one week. John Adams of Twitter operations spoke a bit about configuration management, processing and analyzing terabytes of log files with Hadoop, and distributed systems on a global scale. John Adams will be delivering a talk at this… read more

Velocity Conference Speaker Sees Major Web Performance Gain

[lifestyletom.com]
by Ed Robinson  Jun. 10, 2010
Aptimize CEO Ed Robinson, currently in the US to speak at Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, says website optimization is something too few businesses focus on... read more

Velocity

[devopsdays.org]
by Andrew Schafer  Jun. 09, 2010
If you are at Velocity, definitely make a point to say hello. We'll be around. (If you know the DevOps secret handshake, we might have a T-shirt for you.)... read more

Getting Velocity – Economy of Motion

[cloudscaling.com]
by andrew  Jun. 08, 2010
Velocity is the preeminent cloud operations conference. (Let's face it, a cloud is a big web app. If you can't do web ops efficiently at scale, keeping a cloud running effectively will be a chance for you to learn these lessons the hard ... read more

Microsoft Affirms the Importance of Web Performance | Load Testing ...

[webperformanceinc.com]
by chris  Jun. 08, 2010
At last year's Velocity conference, Microsoft's Eric Schurman (working on Bing optimization) presented results of tests that Microsoft ran to measure the business impact of the performance of Bing, Microsoft's newest search platform. ... read more

Speaking Session on Cassandra at Velocity 2010

[rackspacecloud.com]
by Angela Bartels  Jun. 07, 2010
O'Reilly Media is putting on it's 3rd Velocity Conference, the Web Performance and Operations conference this June 22nd in Santa Clara, California. “Velocity attendees are a unique tribe of disaster gurus, special ops professionals, ... read more

Velocity 2010: Web Browser Profiling with BrowserScope

[thebitsource.com]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 07, 2010
Browser performance is one of the key components to achieving a fast Web browsing experience. Much of the rendering of a Web page is dependent on the engine inside of the browser, and has become an increasingly important focus in the world of Web performance. Lindsey Simon is Front-end Developer… read more

Velocity is coming fast June 22-24

[Steve Souders Blog]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 04, 2010
Jesse Robbins and I co-chair Velocity – the web performance and operations conference run by O’Reilly. This year’s Velocity is coming fast (get it?) – June 22-24 at the Santa Clara Convention Center. This is the third year for Velocity. The first two years sold out, and this year is… read more

How Facebook satisfied a need for speed - Facebook boosted speed 2x. Director of engineering Robert Johnson explains how.

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Mac Slocum  Jun. 03, 2010
Robert Johnson, Facebook's director of engineering and a speaker at the upcoming Velocity and OSCON conferences, discusses an in-depth optimization and rewrite project that boosted Facebook's speed 2x. read more

Velocity Culture: Web Operations, DevOps, etc...

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  Jun. 03, 2010
Velocity 2010 is happening on June 22-24 (right around the corner!). This year we've added third track, Velocity Culture, dedicated to exploring what we've learned about how great teams and organizations work together to succeed at scale. Web Operations, or WebOps, is what many of us have been calling these… read more

Episode 2

[devopscafe.org/show]
by John Willis and Damon Edwards  May. 20, 2010
We had so much fun, we did it again. Guest: John Allspaw (VP of Technical Operations at Etsy; Frequent public speaker and writer)... read more

A need for speed

[Boston.com]
by Hiawatha Bray  May. 23, 2010
Nobody thinks the Internet is fast enough. But the online search company Google Inc. is doing something about it. In fact, many of the company's 100 engineers in Cambridge think about little else... read more

WPO: Web Performance Optimization

[High Performance Web Sites blog]
by Steve Souders  May. 07, 2010
Everybody loves web performance When I started evangelizing high performance web sites back in 2004, I felt like a lone voice in the woods. Fast forward six years to Fred Wilson speaking at the Future of Web Apps. Fred is a (the) top tech VC from NYC with investments in… read more

Velocity Web Performance Conference

[Yahoo! Developer Network Blog]
by Tom Hughes-Croucher  Apr. 06, 2010
Anyone who likes our YSlow tool and performance guidelines will want to be at the Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, June 22-24, Santa Clara, CA. We'll talk in more detail about getting to the cutting edge of performance... read more

Understanding the cloud and 'devops' - Part 1

[CNET.com]
by James Urquhart  Mar. 25, 2010
"Devops" is a term introduced to me by Jesse Robbins, now CEO of Opscode, the company behind the open-source operations platform Chef. It is intended to represent the shift from reactionary, process-centric operations, such as traditional systems administration and procurement (including ITIL), to a more strategic, agile, and automated approach... read more

Fast by Default: O'Reilly Velocity Conference Opens Registration and Reveals Program

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Mar. 18, 2010
Sebastopol, CA, March 18, 2010 - Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, demonstrates how to automate performance and ops best practices to make sites fast by default. Now in its third year, Velocity brings together the leaders taking web performance and operations into the future. Velocity 2010 moves… read more

High Performance Web Sites :: Velocity OLC, upcoming events

[Stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Mar. 09, 2010
Velocity is the O'Reilly conference Jesse Robbins and I co-chair. This is our third year and it'll be bigger and better than ever. Dates are June 22-24. We're almost done reviewing proposals and the speaker line-up so far looks great: ... read more

Presenting dynaTrace AJAX at Velocity OLC on March 17 Performance ...

[Dynatrace.com]
by Andreas Grabner  Mar. 04, 2010
O'Reilly hosts another Velocity Online Conference on March 17th. It is all about web performance and a great resource for developers, designers, architects and those folks that actually run web applications. ... read more

Velocity 2010: Fast by Default: O'Reilly Conference Opens Call for Participation

[O'Reilly News]
by Maureen Jennings  Nov. 23, 2009
Sebastopol, CA, November 23, 2009 - Great engineers and developers recognize the big picture. They see web performance and operations as a whole organism, while still keeping their eyes on the smallest component. O'Reilly's Velocity, the Web Performance and Operations Conference, enters its third year as the premier conference on… read more

Handling Black Friday Traffic Spikes

[datacenterknowledge.com]
by Rich Miller   Nov. 27, 2009
In this presentation from O'Reilly's Velocity 09 conference, Brian Moon of DealNews discusses ways to manage both seasonal traffic peaks and spikes from unexpected events... read more

Velocity OLC in December

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Nov. 13, 2009
The in-person Velocity conference is slated for June 22-24, 2010 in Santa Clara. But you don't have to wait until then to whet your performance and operations appetite. On December 8 (less than 4 weeks from now!) the first Velocity Online Conference will be held... read more

News Release: O'Reilly Velocity Conference Gathers Web Performance and Operations Experts

[O'Reilly News ]
by Maureen Jennings  Jul 16, 2009  

Top Experts in Web Performance and Operations Draw High Turnout O'Reilly Velocity Conference Shows How to Achieve Website Speed and Reliability

Sebastopol, CA, July 16, 200 - The second year of the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference drew more than 700 web developers and experts, a larger group than attended last year's, to San Jose June 22-24, 2009. They came to Velocity to pose their toughest questions to the people doing the best performance and operations work in the world. "The fact that attendance has surpassed last year says something about the growing importance of this new field," said O'Reilly Media founder and CEO, Tim O'Reilly... read more

RedMonk: Hacking Big Data - Jeff Hammerbacher on Hadoop & Cloudera

[redmonk.com]
by Michael Cote  Jul. 09, 2009
While at Velocity 2009 this year, I had the chance to sit down and talk with Cloudera's Jeff Hammerbacher. We talked all about Hadoop, how it's used, and how the company he's at, Cloudera, is fitting into the Hadoop community... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Yahoo Unstealths Its Data Center Efficiency

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller   Jun. 24, 2009
When it comes to data center efficiency, Yahoo has maintained a lower profile than rivals Google and Microsoft. But the Yahoo team is building a compelling data center story of its own, with innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings approaching the best that Google has achieved. Yahoo's Adam… read more

techpulse360.com: Google Shares Secrets To Speed The Web, Unveils New Speed Site

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
What if Web browsing was as fast as flipping through a magazine? Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference... read more

A Really Great Conference - O'Reilly Velocity - Want Performance?

[cfwhisperer.com]
by Mike Brunt  Jun. 29, 2009
I won't go on again waxing too lyrically about the O'Reilly Velocity conference but I fully recommend all who read this post to go and attend the conference, if it occurs again next year. What I thought might be of use is to go through some of the products and… read more

Web Host Industry Review: Yahoo Reveals Data Center Efficiency Details

[thewhir.com]
by David Hamilton  Jun. 25, 2009
Among other major data center builders, Google and Microsoft, that have been known to maintain secrecy over their data center efficiency, the most secretive of them all, Yahoo, has revealed a number of innovations in cooling design and energy efficiency ratings, and they fall in the same ball park as… read more

Nelz's Blog: Velocity Conference Recap

[Nelz's Blog]
by nelz9999  Jun. 25, 2009
These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . General Themes. I had never heard of it before, but almost every single presenter referenced Ganglia as a de-facto monitoring system. ... read more

Blog Archive: Velocity 09

[antennasoft.net]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

bestechvideos.com: Velocity 09: Exhibit Hall Walkabout: Tech Videos, Screencasts ...

[bestechvideos.com]
by Dmytro Shteflyuk  Jun. 28, 2009
Program chairs Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders visit with Velocity Conference participants during the Exhibit Hall reception. Filmed by Jaimey Walking Bear. Created by VelocityConf. read more

webperformanceinc.com: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[webperformanceinc.com]
by Chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity and the Bottom Line

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Steve Souders  Jul. 02, 2009
Velocity 2009 took place last week in San Jose, with Jesse Robbins and I serving as co-chairs. Back in November 2008, while we were planning Velocity, I said I wanted to highlight "best practices in performance and operations that improve the user experience as well as the company's bottom line." Much of… read more

Adrian Cockcroft's Blog: Velocity conference summary

[Adrian Cockcroft's Blog]
by Adrian Cockcroft  Jul. 02, 2009
Steve Souders writes a good summary of the Velocity Conference. I'd like to present something next year, I have a few ideas already, and have been inspired to try some latency testing projects at work. Posted by Adrian Cockcroft at 7:37 ... read more

Stubbornella: The Year of Business Metrics: Don't make your users run away!

[Stubbornella.org]
by Nicole  Jun. 27, 2009
A marked change has occurred since the first Velocity Conference a year ago, and while the effects are not yet obvious, they will be. The web is still slow, but we have something now, that we didn't a year ago: business metrics. ... read more

Ajaxian: Velocity Conference Videos and Slides

[Ajaxian]
by Dion Almaer   Jun. 27, 2009
Steve Souders has a wrap up on the Velocity conference that he co-chaired. He links to his favourite content from the show, which contains a lot of Ajax related work. It was really good to hear snippets form the show such as Eric Lawrence of Microsoft saying "we hope to… read more

AntennaSoft.com: Velocity 09

[AntennaSoft]
by robcee  Jun. 29, 2009
Last week Honza and I went to San Jose, CA for Velocity 09 to hang out and take in some of the excellent presentations taking place there. I can say without hyperbole that this was the best conference I've attended. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Day 3 | Load Testing Blog

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 26, 2009
A great deal of time at the Velocity Conference has been spent on client-side performance optimization. This encompasses changes to the page structure and sub-elements to speed the delivery of a usable page to the user. ... read more

Web Performance: Velocity Conference - Business Impact of Performance

[Web Performance]
by chris  Jun. 23, 2009
One of the opening sessions was a joint session with engineers from Microsoft Live Search (Bing) and Google Search…yes, they were together on the same stage :> Both organizations wanted to measure the effects of performance on the ... read more

Web Admin Blog: Velocity 2009: The Web Performance and Operations Conference ...

[Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
You're in luck! Peco and I are attending Velocity 2009 and we'll be taking notes and blogging about the conference. You can see what to expect by going back... read more

Code Flickr Developer Blog: Slides from Velocity 2009

[Code Flickr]
by paul  Jun. 26, 2009
At Flickr Engineering our favorite thing is rainbows. But fast stable websites come a pretty close second. So last week some of us drove down to San Jose to take part in the 2009 O'Reilly Velocity conference. ... read more

Data Center Knowledge: Velocity: Flickr on Devs, Ops and Teamwork

[DataCenterKnowledge.com]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 25, 2009
There were many excellent presentations at the Velocity 2009 conference this week in San Jose, Calif. But the one that generated the most buzz was a talk by John Allspaw and Paul Hammond of the Flickr team at Yahoo ... read more

GadgetEffect: Google To Speed Up The Web

[GadgetEffect.com]
by Eric Foor  Jun. 25, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, Richard Rabbat (product manager for the project) said that the web development community will need to tackle the speed of page-loads, the efficiency of better browsers and making broadband accessible ... read more

Nelz' Blog : Ignite Velocity

[Nelz' Blog]
by Nelz  Jun. 25, 2009
Ignite Velocity 2009 | Main. Thursday Jun 25, 2009. Velocity Conference Recap. These are the notes I collected (and found interesting) during my day at the Velocity Conference . ... read more

Dintz.com: Google starts discussion about how to speed up the web

[Dintz.com]
by Dintz  Jun. 25, 2009
Rabbat, who gave a presentation on the issue this week at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference, believes that making the web faster will require a multifaceted solution that includes devising improved protocols, a stronger emphasis in the ... read more

TechPulse 360: Google Search And The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[TechPulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
During her keynote at the O'Reilly Velocity 2009 conference, Google's search goddess Marissa Mayer revealed that a simple HTML tag helped Google generate over a billion dollars in advertising. Mayer recalled the story when, ... read more

diTii: Google and Bing talks about 'User and Business impact of Server

[diTii.com]
by DG  Jun. 24, 2009
Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, ... read more

IT Management & Cloud Podcast: People Over Process

[IT Management & Cloud Podcast]
by Michael Cote  Jun. 24, 2009
We then turn Velocity itself as I ask Andrew and John what they've seen and liked at the conference so far. This gets us into a conversation about what a traditional enterprise operations guy would think of this Velocity. ... read more

Google reveals speed as a secret to its success

[San Jose Mercury News: Silicon Beat]
by Elise Ackerman  Jun. 24, 2009
Google shared one of the closely guarded secrets of its success with a roomful of developers Wednesday morning, revealing the tricks it uses to get Web pages to load in less than a second. "We really think that if the Web gets better and the Web gets faster it is good… read more

Google and the billion-dollar HTML tag

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 24, 2009
Those who think HTML tags are low-level technology should realize they can have a huge impact on the bottom line. By finding an HTML tag that allowed Google to offer ads on the right hand side of its search page without delaying page loading times, Google was able to cash… read more

The Billion Dollar HTML Tag

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 24, 2009
“It's clear that latency really does matter to users,” said Mayer, the VP of Search and User Experience at Google and today's keynote speaker at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference. Google found that delays of fractions of a second ... read more

Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome ...

[thebitsource.com]
by Matthew Sacks  Jun. 24, 2009
Velocity 2009: Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins Opening Welcome. Steve Souders and Jesse Robbins welcome attendees to the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose, ... read more

Google Shows 3 Tricks To Speed The Web, Unveils New Site ...

[techpulse360.com]
by Jean-Baptiste Su  Jun. 24, 2009
Well that's the dream that Google's Vice President of Search Product and User Experience Marissa Mayer shared this morning with the attendees of O'Reilly's Velocity conference. And how Google plans to achieve that? ... read more

MySpace helps developers tune site performance with new tool

[NetworkWorld.com]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
MySpace will release an early version of MSFast Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference, an event focused on Web performance, in San Jose, California. This "pre-alpha" version of MSFast will work on Internet Explorer 6 and later versions... read more

Let's make the Web Faster

[Google Code Blog]
by Urs Hoelzle  Jun. 23, 2009
From building data centers in different parts of the world to designing highly efficient user interfaces, we at Google always strive to make our services faster. We focus on speed as a key requirement in product and infrastructure development, because our research indicates that people prefer faster, more responsive apps.… read more

Bing and Google Agree: Slow Pages Lose Users

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Brady Forrest  Jun. 23, 2009
Today representatives of Google Search and Microsoft's Bing teams, Jake Brutlag and Eric Schurman respectively, presented the results of user performance tests at today's Velocity Conference. The talk was entitled The User and Business ... read more

Jonathan Heiliger on Web Performance, Operations, and Culture

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Jesse Robbins  Jun. 24, 2009
We were honored to have Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook’s VP of Technology Operations, as our opening keynote speaker at Velocity. Jonathan is one of the most accomplished leaders in our field, and is a master of the craft. Here is his keynote in it’s entirety:... read more

Google to highlight Web's need for speed

[CNet.com News]
by Tom Krazit  Jun. 23, 2009
Few would disagree that faster is better when it comes to the Web, and Google wants to get Web publishers hooked on speed. Webmasters looking for ways to speed up page loading times will have a host of tips and tricks to peruse later Tuesday when Google launches a new… read more

Facebook's load balancing act by the numbers

[CNET.com ]
by Josh Lowensohn   Jun. 23, 2009
At the O'Reilly Velocity conference here, Jonathan Heiliger, Facebook's vice president of technical operations, highlighted some numbers from the social network's latest feature launches... read more

Google to Promote Web Speed on New Developer Site

[PC World]
by Juan Carlos Perez  Jun. 23, 2009
The site will allow developers to submit ideas, suggestions and questions via a discussion forum and by using Google's Moderator tool, said Google product manager Richard Rabbat in an interview. Google will make the announcement on Tuesday at O'Reilly Media's Velocity conference in San Jose, California, an event focused on… read more

The Velocity 2009 Conference Experience

[ Web Admin Blog]
by Ernest  Jun. 23, 2009
Velocity 2009 is well underway and going great! Here's my blow by blow of how it went down. Peco, my erstwhile Bulgarian comrade, and I came in to San... read more

Using Metrics to Vanquish the Fail Whale

[Data Center Knowledge]
by Rich Miller  Jun. 23, 2009
That torrid growth continues, despite reports to the contrary based on ComScore data, according to John Adams of Twitter's operations team, who spoke this morning at the O'Reilly Velocity Conference in San Jose. ... read more

Sprite Me! Helping you sprite up, but maybe you shouldn't?

[Ajaxian.com]
by Dion Almaer  Jun. 23, 2009
Steve Souders just showed off a new little tool he created, Sprite Me at the Velocity conference that kicked off today. He has made it easier to work with sprites by: finds background images: SpriteMe generates a list of all background ... read more

Announcing: Spike Night at Velocity

[O'Reilly News]
by Scott Ruthfield  Jun. 19, 2009
Guest blogger Scott Ruthfield is a Program Committee member of the O'Reilly Velocity: Web Performance & Operations Conference.  Web Operations is not for the casual observer: it's for a particular kind of adrenaline junkie that's motivated by graphs and servers spinning out of control.  Jumping in, on-your-feet analysis, and experience-based-experimentation are all part of… read more

stevesouders.com: Velocity: Tim O'Reilly

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 22, 2009
It was great to read Tim O'Reilly's blog post about Velocity. He tells the story about the first meeting where we talked about starting a conference for the web performance and operations community. It almost didn't happen! The first meeting got postponed. This was at OSCON, and Tim got tied… read more

O'Reilly Radar: Velocity: The Art of Web Operations

[O'Reilly Radar]
by Tim O'Reilly  Jun. 22, 2009
Two years ago, at the 2007 O'Reilly Open Source Convention, a group of web operations professionals, led by Jesse Robbins and Steve Souders along with O'Reilly editor Andy Oram, asked for a meeting with me. Their message: "We need a separate conference for our community." That community: the web operations… read more

Steve Souders: High Performance Web Sites: Velocity -Fully Programmed

[stevesouders.com]
by Steve Souders  Jun. 16, 2009
One of the most important talks of the conference is The User and Business Impact of Server Delays, Additional Bytes, and HTTP Chunking in Web Search - where Eric Schurman from Live Search ('scuse me, Bing) and Jake Brutlag from Google ... read more

perfdynamics: Taking the Pith Out of Performance: Ignite! Velocity (San Jose): ...

[perfdynamics]
by Neil Gunther  Jun. 17, 2009
Ignite Velocity is a set of rapid-fire presentations which, on this occassion, will be held within the O'Reilly Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference, June 22-24, 2009, San Jose, CA. This title ... read more

O'Reilly Radar: Walking the Censorship Tightrope with Google's Marissa Mayer

[O'Reilly Radar]
by James Turner  Jun. 16, 2009
Google sometimes finds itself at an difficult crossroad of wanting to make as much information available to as many people as possible, while still trying to obey the laws of the countries they operate in. I recently had a chance to talk to Marissa Mayer, who started at Google as… read more

Velocity Conference Speaker Sees Major Web Performance Gain

[prweb.com]
Jun. 11, 2009
Aptimize CEO Ed Robinson, currently in the US to speak at Velocity, the O'Reilly Web Performance and Operations Conference, says website optimization is something too few businesses focus on... read more

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