Visibility into Mobile Performance

11:00am–11:30am Tuesday, 03/15/2011
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The first step in improving performance is measuring performance. The last few years have witnessed the birth of numerous performance tools including Firebug, YSlow, Page Speed, HttpWatch, Speed Tracer, dynaTrace, WebPagetest, Web Inspector, and Chrome Dev Tools. But none of these tools measure mobile performance. Although the offering for mobile performance tools is small, some do exist. Join Steve Souders as he shows what’s available today for gaining visibility into mobile performance.

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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.