Nicholas Zakas

Nicholas Zakas
Staff Software Engineer, Box

Website | @slicknet

Nicholas C. Zakas is a principal front end engineer at Yahoo!, where
he works on the Yahoo! homepage, is a contributor to the YUI library,
and teaches classes on JavaScript to employees and Yahoo! Juku
participants. Nicholas also is the author of Professional JavaScript, co-author of High Performance JavaScript,
co-author of Professional Ajax, and a contributor to the book
Even Faster Web Sites in addition to over a dozen online articles.
Prior to the homepage, Nicholas worked on My Yahoo!, helping to bring
the world’s most popular personalized homepage into the Web 2.0 era.


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In 2009, Yahoo! introduced an overhaul of its flagship site, The move saw a shift from a mostly-static page to a dynamic, customizable, highly interactive page. What didn't change? Perceived performance by users. Learn the techniques that allowed a smooth transition for 100 million monthly users. Read more.

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