Earlier this year, I attended the Velocity conference. It was a great experience – there’s something exhilarating about spending whole days talking to people who really get the kind of work you’re doing and have similar approaches to solving problems.
There is, of course, the danger of it becoming an echo chamber, but I think we’re still early enough in the process of figuring out how to make faster, more effective Web sites (and mobile web sites, and web-based applications, and other things that pretty much just use HTTP as a data transfer protocol) that there is room for health disagreement.
I had the chance to talk to Josh Bixby from Strangeloop yesterday, and we had a great conversation about measuring the impact of performance. He pointed me to a blog post he did that captured some of the best slides from the conference, and I wanted to share it.