Tuesday, 12/08/2009


9:05am–9:35am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
Web Performance
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Hooman Beheshti (Strangeloop Networks)
Today's businesses rely on high-performing Web applications for commerce, collaboration and communication. In this session Hooman Beheshti will look at the impact of Web performance on the key performance indicators that drive various kinds of Web businesses. Using empirical data gathered from real websites, Hooman will demonstrate the link between web performance and the bottom line. Read more.


9:35am–9:50am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Mike Belshe (BitGo)
TBD Read more.


9:50am–10:15am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Charles Jolley (Apple)
JavaScript makes a web app great, but can it really hurt load times, especially on mobile platforms. Charles will show you how a new technique pioneered by the mobile Gmail team and now built in to the SproutCore build tools can automatically cut your JavaScript load time dramatically. Finally you can have your JavaScript and fast load times too. Read more.


10:15am–10:30am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Yehuda Katz (Tilde Inc)
For a few years now, Ruby on Rails has focused relentlessly on client-side performance. Rails 3 adds more high-performance features, and makes Rails even faster out of the box. In this talk, Yehuda will cover the ways that Rails already builds in fast by default, and briefly discuss how Rails will continue to lead the "fast by default" field in the upcoming releases. Read more.


Break (15m)


10:45am–11:15am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Artur Bergman (Fastly)
Varnish is a modern application level reverse proxy for web sites & services written with performance in mind. Varnish incorporates some advanced features to stretch the kernel as far as possible. Wikia relies heavily on varnish to serve a peak traffic of close to a gigabit/sec out of 3 different datacenters. Each one with two Varnishes working as a pair serving thousands of requests a second. Read more.


11:15am–11:30am Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Lindsey Simon (Google)
Browserscope is tackling the tool at the front of the stack - the browser itself - to give end users a faster, richer, and more secure web experience. This talk will present some of the trending analysis and findings from Browserscope's first few months of data collection as well as some case study information about the new Security test suite. Read more.


11:30am–12:00pm Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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J Chris Anderson (Couchbase)
Chris will talk about CouchDB's offline replication, their robust storage system, using incremental Map Reduce for consistent live access to schemaless data, portable applications, and a short list of current deployments. Read more.


Break (15m)


12:15pm–12:40pm Tuesday, 12/08/2009
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Moderated by: Jesse Robbins
Artur Bergman (Fastly), Adam Jacob (Chef), John Allspaw (Adaptive Capacity Labs), Jesse Robbins (OnBeep, Inc.), Mandi Walls (Opscode)
Join a panel of your favorite Velocity Web Ops ninjas. Ask them any question you want, and they will answer live. Read more.