- Cache Them If You Can (Steve Souders) — the percentage of resources that are cacheable has increased 4% during the past year. Over that same time the number of requests per page has increased 12% and total transfer size has increased 24%.
- How Millennials Search — Statistically significant findings suggest that millennial generation Web searchers proceed erratically through an information search process, make only a limited attempt to evaluate the quality or validity of information gathered, and may perform some level of ‘backfilling’ or adding sources to a research project before final submission of the work. Never let old people tell you that “digital natives” actually know what they’re doing.
- Walmart Buys A Facebook App for Calendar Access (Ars Technica) — The Social Calendar app and its file of 110 million birthdays and other events, acquired from Newput Corp., will give Walmart the ability to expand its efforts to dig deeper into the lives of customers. Interesting to think that by buying a well-loved app, a company could get access to your Facebook details whether you Like them or not.
ENTRIES TAGGED "performance"
Web ops and performance questions with PicMonkey's Justin Huff.
A profile of web operations and performance expert Justin Huff, software engineer at PicMonkey and formerly of Google/Picnik.
Shifts for sysadmins and a surprising use for Chef.
OpsCode chief community officer Jesse Robbins discusses cloud infrastructure automation and the most surprising use of Chef he's seen so far.
Yahoo's Mojito lets you run code where it's easiest.
A day in the life of DevOps, and the skills you'll need to enter the field.
In this Velocity podcast, OmniTI CEO Theo Schlossnagle discusses the skills of DevOps professionals and knowing how you've achieved excellence in the field.
Four simple optimization steps produce big results.
Learn how producers slimmed down the Velocity conference site, cutting the site's load time by 3.5 seconds and dropping 49% of the page weight.
Web ops and performance questions with Sergey Chernyshev.
A profile of web operations and performance expert Sergey Chernyshev, director of web systems and applications at truTV and organizer of the New York Web Performance Meetup Group.
Why businesses should care about speed.
In this Velocity Podcast, Strangeloop's Joshua Bixby discusses the business of speed and why web performance optimization is an institutional need.
Why "even faster" matters in the web performance and optimization world.
Steve Souders on the state of web performance, optimization and velocity.
Web ops and performance questions with Hooman Beheshti, VP of technology at Strangeloop.
Hooman Beheshti, the vice president of technology at Strangeloop, talks about how he got into web ops and performance, the biggest problems he's encountered, and the tools he relies on most.