Posts By: chris

Technical Credit

There’s a well-known concept in programming that refers to the negative effects poorly-made decisions can have on the quality of software over time: Technical Debt. The Wikipedia article gives some examples of the causes and the consequences of technical debt. This financial analogy is a useful one, as it nicely describes the long-term impact of… Read more »

HTML Matters

Rant time. No-one can deny that web development tooling has improved in leaps and bounds over the last few years. I’ll sound like a moaning old man if I talk about how primitive things were in the old days, so I won’t. But despite this wealth of tools, loads of good quality information online, and… Read more »

Wednesday is Link Day

It’s been a while, so here’s a humongous list of goodies for y’all. Performance Performance Testing Dictionary, a free book (registration required): http://info.soasta.com/PerformanceTestingDictionary.html Yes, a performance budget builder: http://bradfrost.com/blog/post/performance-budget-builder/ Measuring performance (using the navigation timing API): https://davidwalsh.name/measuring-performance Aligning app performance to business success (podcast): http://www.thecloudcast.net/2016/01/the-cloudcast-236-aligning-app.html?m=1 Performance advice from experts: https://www.keycdn.com/blog/web-performance-advice/ A good case study on performance improving the bottom line: http://www.soasta.com/blog/mobile-web-performance-monitoring-conversion-rate/… Read more »

Tuesday is Link Day!

Performance Presentation on “Smaller, faster websites” by Mat Marquis: https://bocoup.com/weblog/smaller-faster-websites The website obesity crisis (presentation): http://idlewords.com/talks/website_obesity.htm What developers should know about performance: https://medium.com/@christophelimpalair/developers-what-you-should-know-about-web-performance-550cef1040d8 What I’ve learned from monitoring four years of web page bloat: http://www.soasta.com/blog/page-bloat-2015-web-performance-monitoring/ Articles about how web performance affects revenue: https://wpostats.com/tags/revenue/ Avoiding Temptations that Harm Website Performance: http://calendar.perfplanet.com/2015/avoiding-temptations-that-harm-website-performance/ Progressive enhancement Jeremy Keith hits… Read more »