Browsers are the door to the Web. In the last few years browser vendors have dramatically increased their focus on performance. This is the ultimate fulfillment of “fast by default” – faster browsers mean a faster web. But there’s more work to do – custom fonts, SVG and canvas, web sockets, caching, prefetching, etc. Developers also need better tools and instrumentation in order to know what to optimize. Come hear from the Internet Explorer, Firefox, and Chrome teams about what they’re working on, and let them know what the next generation of browsers need to have to make web apps fast.
Steve works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. He previously served as Chief Performance Yahoo!. Steve is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites. He is the creator of YSlow, one of the top 25 of 2 billion Firefox add-ons. He’s created many other performance tools and services including Cuzillion, Jdrop, ControlJS, and Browserscope. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly, and is co-founder of the Firebug Working Group. He taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford University.
Christopher Blizzard has been with the Mozilla project for the better part of the decade. He maintained the GTK+ front end in Mozilla for a number of years as a contributor but recently joined the Corporation as a full time Mobile and Open Source Evangelist.
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