We all have day jobs, but more often than not, they don’t include performance (sad face). Keeping up with latest performance trends can be time consuming and hard. This tutorial does that work for you.
Gareth Hughes and Michael Gooding guide you through the top five performance techniques for today’s modern browsers and provide the tools and knowledge you need to implement them today, covering topics like service workers, image optimizations, HTTPS and HTTP/2, preloads and preconnects, and compression. For each topic, Gareth and Michael offer an introduction to the technique, share the benefits gained from implementing it along with real-world examples, the benefits gained from implementing, helpful tips, case studies, and, when possible, a live demo, and explore adoption rates. You’ll leave armed with an understanding of how you can prioritize and apply performance improvements to your own applications effectively.
Gareth Hughes is a web performance enterprise architect at Akamai, where he advises customers on how to improve site performance at the frontend. Gareth has worked in web performance for more than six years and has a background in development, IT, and operations.
Michael Gooding is a web performance evangelist for Akamai Technologies, where he helps customers identify performance bottlenecks and solves often complex problems. With 10 years’ experience in the IT industry, Michael started professional life as a developer but moved into consultancy when performance issues started to become the norm and not the exception. Previously, he worked for the NCC Group (formerly Site Confidence), helping customers from all industries improve the performance of their sites. Michael is constantly researching latest optimizations trends and current techniques and sits on the organizing committee of the London Web Performance Group. Michael has found himself becoming more and more impatient as he gets older, which fuels his desire for a faster web experience.
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