Some recent news on web site performance:
- I got a chance to present to a class of web developers at PSU on site performance. I gave a variant of the presentation I gave a DevGroup NW. The presentation was video-taped and will be posted online soon. I enjoyed the class and had some great conversations after the presentation.
- Yahoo is using AJAX in an interesting way to speed up their site by pre-loading stylesheets for search results pages once someone starts typing in the search box.
- OReilly has announced a conference focusing on web performance called Velocity. Velocity will take place June 23-24, 2008 at the San Francisco Airport Marriott in Burlingame, California. They are currently soliciting proposals for presentations. I’ve got a topic in mind for a new presentation, and am thinking about pitching a session.
Getting a chance to present again was a lot of fun. I forget how much energy I get from talking to people about web technology. I want to thank Richard Appleyard again for the opportunity.