Building a Better Web
June 11–12, 2018: Training
June 12–14, 2018: Tutorials & Conference
San Jose, CA

Tracking the Performance of the Web With HTTP Archive

Paul Calvano (Akamai Technologies)
3:35pm–4:15pm Wednesday, June 13, 2018
Performance and UX
Location: 210 A/E Level: Intermediate
Secondary topics:  Technical

Who is this presentation for?

web developers (and other related job titles)

Prerequisite knowledge


What you'll learn

Attendees will learn: what the HTTP Archive is, how it works, how to get started querying it, and examples of how the web community uses its data for practical business purposes


Have you ever thought about how your site’s performance compares to the web as a whole? Or maybe you’re curious how popular a particular web feature is. How much is too much JavaScript? The HTTP Archive has been keeping track of how the web is built since 2010. It enables you to find answers to questions about the state of the web past and present.

Paul Calvano (Web Performance Architect @ Akamai) explores how the HTTP Archive works, some of the ways people are using this dataset, and discusses some ways that Akamai has leveraged data within the HTTP Archive to help their customers.

The session will include:

Intro to HTTP Archive

  • What does it do
  • How does it work
  • Who uses it
  • How you can get started quickly
    Case Studies
  • Compression Research
  • 3rd Party Research
  • Server Analysis
  • Identifying common performance errors across sites
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Paul Calvano

Akamai Technologies

Paul Calvano (@paulcalvano) has been helping enterprises improve the performance of their web applications for more than 15 years. As a Senior Web Performance Architect, he helps Akamai customers optimize their website and mobile performance by utilizing the Akamai platform efficiently, following industry best practices and designing solutions to help overcome technical obstacles.

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