May 20 has, over the last decade, become Global Accessibility Awareness Day, a day “to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access/inclusion and people with different disabilities”. The last few weeks I’ve been providing a bit of assistance, and some of the technology we developed for our online conferences to a new event […]
When I first started developing for the web, networks were glacially slow by today’s standards. In the early to mid 1990s a dialup modem speed of 14400bps (bits per second) was common, a 56K (kilo bits per second) a very fast connections. That’s bits, so divide by 8 to get bytes per second–we’re talking 1800-7,000 […]
over the coming months, starting in June, web performance is going to become even more critical, as beginning in a few weeks Google starts using page experience as part of their ranking algorithm. As the Google Search Central blog put it page experience signals combine Core Web Vitals with our existing search signals including mobile-friendliness, safe-browsing, HTTPS-security, and intrusive […]
We’ll discuss what the goals of the W3C WebPerf Working Group are, the browser standards we help design, the latest proposals / incubations for the future, and how you can participate!
Patrick is going to explore the current state of web performance measurement, both in a lab (synthetic) environment and from real users (RUM). There has been a lot of exciting advancement in this space with Google’s Core Web Vitals and evolving of other metrics over the years.
We will also explore how synthetic and RUM data complement each other and when each is most appropriate to use.
An overview of HTTP/3 and QUIC efforts, and their current state at the IETF and in the world
Cloudflare Workers enables deploying a serverless application instantly, from a developer’s computer to the edge – as close as possible (tens of milliseconds!) to every internet user around the world.
This is made possible by running V8 isolates – the same engines powering Chrome, on Cloudflare’s global CDN network, spanning 194+ data centers around the world. For end users this means blazing fast, always available applications due to the reduced latency of requests traveling around the globe, and no cold starts, due to the lightweight nature of isolates, as compared to containers. For developers this means more time spent writing code, and building features, rather than scaling and optimizing cloud configurations.
This talk will cover the landscape of what platforms offer at the edge today, and how edge-based serverless is changing the web stack: from incremental dynamism at the edge, to the evolution of JAMstack on the edge and beyond!
There’s little chance you’ve not used Twilio’s services, extensively, even if you aren’t aware of it, or even them. Their SMS, email and other messaging services are relied on by Netflix, Shopify, AirBNB and countless other companies to engage their customers. When we held in-person conferences (remember those days?) they helped us solve one of the most […]
Are you implementing SSR for your web application? Do you know we can implement multiple layers of caching so that your caching is like an onion or Russian Doll ?
That’s the essence of this talk, we’ll demonstrate how we can implement Russian Doll Caching to create layers of caching so that we get data from databases as small as we possibly can.
Hopefully, after this talk, you’ll not ask about Russian Mall what? Russian %^&*() caching?
With Hover, our CSS focussed conference debuting on Friday April 23rd, this week I thought I’d focus on one of the sessions at Hover, or more specifically one of the technologies we’ll focus on, that’s just about ready for prime time, and which developers have been asking for for quite some time–container queries (initially referred […]
The Core Web Vitals provide unified guidance that is essential to delivering a great user experience. Annie will talk about why and how these metrics were developed, how you can measure them on your site, and how they fit into the bigger picture of a product’s user experience. AboutAnnie Sullivan Annie is a software engineer […]
I’ve known Steve Gilles, founder of Lookahead, a fantastic Australian developer recruitment agency, more or less since they started back in 2012. Lookahead rightly has a tremendous reputation, not least because of the fantastic people who work for them–folks like Fiona Chan, one of the founders of SydCSS, and long term developer herself. Long time […]