Tag: performance

Using Chrome DevTools to profile the jsconf.eu site

This is a fascinating look into diagnosing scroll performance issues using Chrome’s dev tools. I immediately thought back to the days before dev tools existed and although it was before any of the fancy stuff we’re doing today, I do not envy the days before these tools existed. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QU1JAW5LRKU

Posted: June 19, 2015

Write your own code profiler in PHP

I’ve made it a focus of mine over the next few months to tighten my belt on tests and profiling, specifically with my WordPress projects. I’ve been doing a lot of tinkering with Vagrant, VVV, Xdebug, and xhprof with the specific intent of easily profiling my code. I was quick to discover that while these […]

Posted: August 11, 2014

Jank Busters – Chrome Rendering Performance

Talks like these fascinate me. I personally have not gotten so far into frame rate performance testing to make use of the (awesome looking) dev tools that support such a practice, but I want to. I really enjoyed hearing from two of the engineers that actually deal with the low level implementations of browser rendering, […]

Posted: March 24, 2014

PHP Roadmap & Performance Comparison – A Small Orange

Most of us (e.g. Monday By Noon readers) are still slinging PHP so I’m hoping the bulk of you find this as interesting as I do. I’ve been a customer at A Small Orange for a while now, but that’s not the reason I’m linking here, I just love that they’re doing their part in […]

Posted: August 29, 2013

CSS filters, GIFs, and performance – What I Learned Building…

To this day I think the bar for what’s considered a ‘hack’ is much lower in the world of front end. We’re working with what can be considered old technology. While new, awesome things are getting added every single day we still fall victim to some legacy implementations we just can’t get around. Case in […]

Posted: July 02, 2013

Trimming the Fat

I love articles like these for a few reasons. I like to see the approach other developers take to optimization but I also like the blatant discovery related to the overhead of using prebuilt libraries, frameworks, and other what-have-you’s. These tools are life changing, they’re awesome, but we need to keep in mind the overhead […]

Posted: May 23, 2013

50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster

BUILD 2012: 50 Performance Tricks to make your HTML5 Applications and Sites faster – IEBlog – Site Home – MSDN Blogs. Performance is always a concern (as it should be). Building performant, browser-based implementations is an exciting world to live in, especially since new tools are showing up very consistently. In this talk from BUILD […]

Posted: December 03, 2012

WordPress.com Serves 70,000 req/sec and over 15 Gbit/sec

High Scalability – High Scalability – WordPress.com Serves 70,000 req/sec and over 15 Gbit/sec of Traffic using NGINX. I’ve always wondered what kind of numbers WordPress.com was pulling. Now we know. Amazing. Nginx in my opinion is one of the best things to happen to Web design in the past decade. Stunning piece of software.

Posted: October 16, 2012

Scaling WordPress

Scaling WordPress. If you build sites in WordPress and have an interest in getting the most bang for your buck, this feed belongs in your reader. The idea is that the site is “Dedicated to the pros and cons of scaling a WordPress website. Thoughts on a postcard.” Love it. There are some great articles […]

Posted: September 04, 2012

Querying Posts Without query_posts

Querying Posts Without query_posts | Developer Resources. I love articles like this. WordPress gets a ton of flack about not being a performant piece of software, but it really comes down to the implementation. Unfortunately the implementation isn’t the same for every install. Every theme has a different effect on the overall experience and further: […]

Posted: June 05, 2012