Training: June 20–21, 2016
Tutorials: June 21, 2016
Keynotes & Sessions: June 22–23, 2016
Santa Clara, CA

Modern performance best practices

Dustin Whittle (AppDynamics)
3:30pm–5:00pm Tuesday, 06/21/2016
Performance for the people
Location: Ballroom AB Level: Beginner
Average rating: ***..
(3.95, 19 ratings)

Prerequisite knowledge

Attendees should have a basic understanding of HTTP, HTML, CSS, and JavaScript.


This tutorial is for you because:
You are an engineer working with frontend web applications who needs to build a high-performance website from scratch or improve the performance of one you inherited.

Dustin Whittle offers a practical introduction to modern performance best practices for web apps, diving into the latest tools and best practices for launching an ideal end-user experience. Find out how you can leverage Chrome Developer Tools, Google PageSpeed, and WebPagetest to get started improving your applications.

Topics include:

  • Why web performance matters
  • Common best practices
  • PageSpeed rules and
  • An interactive refactoring session of an existing app to reach an ideal PageSpeed score
  • Common tools to automate these techniques (ngx_pagespeed, Yottaa, etc.)
  • How to test web performance with WebPagetest
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Dustin Whittle


Dustin Whittle is a developer evangelist at AppDynamics, where he focuses on helping organizations manage application performance. Before joining AppDynamics, Dustin was CTO at Kwarter, a consultant at SensioLabs, and developer evangelist at Yahoo. He has experience building and leading engineering teams and working with developers and partners to to scale up. When Dustin isn’t working, he enjoys flying, sailing, diving, golfing, and traveling around the world. Find out more at

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06/21/2016 3:21pm PDT