In this 2-day training you’ll learn how to load the progressive web faster and get hands-on with the newest performance techniques. Day 1 will provide the foundations for understanding how browsers work, particularly as it relates to the performance of loading web content. There will be a deep-dive into how the network protocols work, how the browser parses, loads and renders content. Once the fundamentals are in place you will learn about how to measure the performance of the user experience and how best to optimize all aspects of the loading process.
Once you have learnt some performance foundations on Day 1, Day 2 will focus on optimizing the fundamental features required to make up a Progressive Web App (PWA). PWAs have arrived as a viable alternative to native apps, and if you haven’t already implemented one, 2018 should be the year when you seriously consider it. However, implementing a PWA does not always guarantee a fast loading application and a great user experience. By the end of Day 2 you will be equipped to introduce performance techniques to your application such as advanced image optimization, using service workers for performance and more to improve performance and user experience.
Patrick Meenan has been working on web performance in one form or another for the last 15 years and is currently working at Google to make Chrome and the web faster. Patrick created the popular open source WebPagetest web performance measurement tool, runs the free instance of it at WebPagetest.org, and can frequently be found in the forums helping site owners understand and improve their website performance.
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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