Lightning Demos

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Demos from dynaTrace, Firebug, YSlow, and Page Speed.

dynaTrace software Inc.

dynaTrace is the innovator and emerging leader in application performance management (APM). The company offers the only continuous APM system on the market – one that can monitor all transactions at all times and one that is used by all key contributors to application performance – architects, development, test and production. More than 200 customers including Sears, Pershing, Renault, Zappos, BBVA, Fidelity, and Thomson Reuters use dynaTrace’s patent pending technology to gain deep visibility into application performance, identify problems sooner and reduce the mean time to repair issues by 90%. Leading companies rely on dynaTrace to proactively prevent performance problems from happening and quickly resolve those that do occur – saving time, money and resources.


The Firebug Velocity demo will feature new features in the Net panel, new comprehensive breakpoint support, and a sneek peek at our next version. In Firebug 1.5 we reimplemented the Net panel to dramatically improve the timing accuracy and to support exporting the traffic analysis info. The export format (HAR) was designed to be flexible enough so, it can be adopted across projects and various tools. We added breakpoint support for every panel: I’ll demo using Javascript breakpoints from XHR events and Cookies. Firebug 1.6 integrates Firebug extensions to give you a jolt of new features all pretested with Firebug.

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Andreas Grabner


Andreas Grabner has been helping companies improve their application performance for 15+ years. He is a regular contributor within Web Performance and DevOps communities and a prolific speaker at user groups and conferences around the world. Reach him at @grabnerandi

John J. Barton


John J. Barton is the manager of Interaction Science, an IBM Almaden
Research group specializing in fundamentals of human-computer
interaction (HCI) technologies, especially multi-device interaction.
Interaction Science studies users, invents new techniques and technology,
then validates progress by scientific tests with real users. Current
projects in my group include text input on handheld devices, integration
of information across devices via instant messaging, adapting web
pages for mobile devices, and extending web debugging to support more
dynamic applications and environments.

John has 21 years of experience in industrial research with over 60
publications in the diverse fields of ubiquitious and mobile
computing, compiler technology and programming languages, physics of
electron scattering, and chemistry on surfaces. After early work in
quantum chemistry at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Lab in Pasadena CA, he got
his MS in Applied Physics at Caltech and moved to Berkeley. There he
worked at the Lawrence Berkeley Lab and got his PhD at UC Berkeley.
John joined the Physics department at IBM Watson to work on
Photoelectron Holography, moving to Computer Science in 1991 to work
on C++ compilers and co-author a book, “Advanced C++”, with Lee
Nackman. John managed the Jikes Java Research Virtual Machine team
until 1998 when he moved to HP Labs Palo Alto where he was part of the
Cooltown web-based ubiquitious computing project. When he isn’t
playing computer games with his sons or working on his deck, he
contributes to the Firebug open-source Javascript debugger.

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Stoyan Stefanov


Stoyan Stefanov is a Facebook engineer. Previously at Yahoo, he was the creator of the online image-optimization tool and architect of the YSlow 2.0. performance tool. Stoyan is the author of JavaScript Patterns and Object-Oriented JavaScript, a contributor to Even Faster Web Sites and High-Performance JavaScript, and a frequent speaker at conferences including Velocity, JSConf, Fronteers, and Ajax Experience.

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Bryan McQuade


During Bryan’s time at Google, he has contributed to various projects that make the web faster, including Shared Dictionary Compression over HTTP, optimizing web servers to better utilize HTTP, and most recently, the Page Speed web performance tool. Prior to working on web performance, Bryan was the first full time engineer on the Google TV Ads team, where he helped to build some of Google’s TV ad auction and video management systems.

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Steve Souders
05/17/2010 4:48am PDT

I love these lightning demos! For me, I can tell within a few minutes of seeing a tool in use whether it’s going to work for me. Here you get a quick glimpse at four tools. dynaTrace Ajax Edition is fairly new, but is getting great accolades – read John Resig’s endorsement . Everyone knows and loves Firebug – JJB tells use what’s new. Stoyan, one of the strongest voices in the world of web performance, shows us the latest in YSlow . Page Speed is another performance analysis tool that is very strong – I always run Page Speed and YSlow whenever I analyze a site. Bryan will talk about new stuff there, and hopefully mention the Page Speed SDK.

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