The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

O’Reilly has just released the video compilation from the 2015 Velocity conference in Santa Clara, so if you had an all-access pass, you should visit your O’Reilly account to check out all the videos. In my opinion, this was the best Velocity yet, with more great talks than I could squeeze into seeing in three […]

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One of the most common arguments I hear when people rationalize why things like page bloat aren’t that big a performance issue is that ever-evolving networks mitigate the impact. In this post, I’m going to demonstrate that increasing bandwidth up to 1233% makes pages just 55% faster — meaning that faster networks aren’t the performance […]

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As seemingly the only person in North America who did not attend the Velocity Conference in Santa Clara, CA, last week, I was left searching for the next best thing. Well, I found it… close to home in sunny Florida. I attended — and spoke at — the South Florida Agile Transformation Summit (#ATS2015, @Southfaa), a gathering […]

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If you’ve been in the performance space for any period of time, you’re probably very familiar with the fact that performance isn’t the sole concern of developers and operations teams. Slowdowns, outages, and other performance issues affect every area of business, from marketing and sales to C-level executives. The challenge has been finding a way […]

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