High Performance Snippets

JavaScript in the Browser, Continental 4
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Ads, buttons, widgets – third party content is popular on today’s
websites. JavaScript provides a great way to mashup content from
different sources. Unfortunately, in most cases each JavaScript
snippet is capable of bringing down the entire site. Wha?! That’s
right – site outages aren’t restricted to the backend, they happen on
the frontend, too. Join Steve Souders as he talks about the prevalence
of frontend SPOF, ways to avoid it, and a deep dive into snippet
performance analysis.

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Steve Souders


Steve Souders is chief curver at SpeedCurve, where he works on the interplay between performance and design. Steve previously served as Google’s head performance engineer, Yahoo’s chief performance officer, and Fastly’s chief performance officer. Steve pioneered much of the work in the world of web performance. He is the author of High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites as well as the creator of many performance tools and services including YSlow, HTTP Archive, Episodes, ControlJS, and Browserscope. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford and serves as cochair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference from O’Reilly.


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