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): Yes, a performance budget builder: Measuring performance (using the navigation timing API): Aligning app performance to business success (podcast): Performance advice from experts: A good case study on performance improving the bottom line:… Read more »

Tuesday is Link Day!

Performance Presentation on “Smaller, faster websites” by Mat Marquis: The website obesity crisis (presentation): What developers should know about performance: What I’ve learned from monitoring four years of web page bloat: Articles about how web performance affects revenue: Avoiding Temptations that Harm Website Performance: Progressive enhancement Jeremy Keith hits… Read more »