Most tools for measuring web performance come in two flavors:
Thus we built Jiffy—an end-to-end system for instrumenting your web pages, capturing client-side timings for any event that you determine, and storing and reporting on those timings. You run Jiffy yourself, so you aren’t dependent on the performance characteristics, inflexibility, or costs of third-party hosted services.
We’ve been running Jiffy at WhitePages.com since early May, with 10MM+ page views, 400MM+ requests, and 6MM+ searches/day. We’re releasing an early version of Jiffy as an open source project during Velocity, and hope others will pick it up and help us improve it.
This talk will:
Scott Ruthfield is founder of Rooster Park Consulting, a Seattle-based engineering leadership and custom software development consultancy, and is the acting VP of Engineering at Virtuoso, the industry’s leading leisure travel network. He was the previous VP of Engineering at WhitePages.com, and ran various technology + business teams at Amazon.com. He very occasionally blogs at scottru.com.
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