Holistic Performance

John Resig (Khan Academy)
Mission City Ballroom
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Working on the development of jQuery one tends to learn about all the
performance implications of a particular change to a JavaScript code
base (whether it be from an API change or a larger internals rewrite).
Performance is an ever-present concern for every single commit and for
every release. Performance implications must be well-defended and
well-tested. In this talk we’re going to look at all the different
performance concerns that the project deals with (processor, memory,
network) and the tools that are used to make sure development continues
to move smoothly.

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John Resig

Khan Academy

John Resig is the Dean of Computer Science at Khan Academy and the creator of the jQuery JavaScript library. He’s also the author of the books Pro JavaScript Techniques and Secrets of the JavaScript Ninja.

John is a Visiting Researcher at Ritsumeikan University in Kyoto working on the study of Ukiyo-e (Japanese Woodblock printing). He has developed a comprehensive woodblock print database and image search engine located at: Ukiyo-e.org.

Currently, John is located in Brooklyn, NY.

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Steve Souders
06/01/2011 4:55am PDT

John has an incredible amount of experience from leading development of the world’s most-used JavaScript library. He’s always maintained a focus on performance. I’m honored to have him speaking at Velocity and sharing his insights on performance.

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