What Makes Browsers Performant

Web Performance
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The competition amongst browsers has been intense over the past year. Come to this session to hear from the Google Chrome, Firefox, and Internet Explorer teams about what they’ve done to make their browsers faster than ever before, and what developers can do to take advantage of these features.

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Christian Stockwell

Microsoft Corporation

Christian Stockwell is a Program Manager and works every day to improve Internet Explorer performance.

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Mike Belshe


Mike Belshe is a veteran technologist who invented the multi-signature protocols used at BitGo. Prior to BitGo, Mike worked at Google on the founding team of Google Chrome, was the co-inventor and driving force behind SPDY (which has now become HTTP/2.0), and co-founded Lookout Software, an email search company acquired by Microsoft. He holds a C.S. degree from Cal Poly SanLuis Obispo.

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Chris Blizzard

Mozilla Foundation

Christopher Blizzard has been with the Mozilla project for the better part of the decade. He maintained the GTK+ front end in Mozilla for a number of years as a contributor but recently joined the Corporation as a full time Mobile and Open Source Evangelist.

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Nick Gerner
06/25/2009 1:32am PDT

The MSIE part was pretty good, sort of an aknowledgement of past issues, a look into future improvements, and actually some suggestions about what web devs can do to get better perf out of MSIE.

The Chrome talk was a bit too much of a Chrome demo. We didn’t get anything actionable.

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