This is the first podcast in our new Velocity Podcast Series that will keep our conversations that we start at the Velocity conference going throughout the year. We will be talking with conference committee members, speakers, companies, and attendees. So check back weekly for a new podcast.
I recently spoke with Steve Souders for our Velocity Podcast Series. Steve has been to all the Velocity conferences around the world and has a unique perspective on WPO, DevOps and anything related to performance, optimization and making things run faster. During our conversation, Steve touched on many of the issues performance engineers are faced with on a daily basis.
One of the themes you will pick up on in our conversation is that Steve repeatedly says “even faster” when talking about quality and improvements everyone could make to their web properties. I got the drift that web sites can always improve by being able to monitor and measure better. More, better, faster keeps you competitive.
This video is 00:29:31 minutes long so if you want to jump to specific answers, the questions and responses are found here:
- Current state of the Performance and Operations market. Starting at 00:00:36
- Terms, semantics and DevOps, are we splitting hairs? Starting at 00:04:42
- What do performance people do on a daily basis? Starting at 00:08:00
- Do you need to tradeoff anything to get better performance? Starting at 00:10:43
- Are most websites acceptable when it comes to speed? Starting at 00:13:53
- Measuring slowness — clarified and demystified starting at 00:15:10
- Where do you find performance monitoring tools? Starting at 00:17:36
- How do you know if you have a fast enough web site? Starting at 00:20:28
- Does Mobile disrupt your quest for high performance? Starting at 00:23:34
- Does HTML5 add any more complexity challenges to high performance web sites? Starting at 00:25:03
- Wrap up and discussion of Velocity Conference starting at 00:26:16