Posts By: chris

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…

Unit testing in WordPress

One of the things I really appreciate about developing in the .Net stack is the fantastic unit test support. Using mocking libraries like moq and leaning on the power of nunit to handle my dependencies means I can write unit tests that truly do test just the unit under test. True unit tests are useful for three…

WordPress Calypso

Recently Automattic have announced the release of Calypso, a next-generation interface to manage WordPress.com or Jetpack-enabled sites. It's a very ambitious project, but I believe they have some of the best developers in the world. Plus Andy Peatling, who I've had a huge amount of respect for since he initiated the BuddyPress project, ran the…

Crash Test Dummies

No, this isn't a post about the band. It's about real crash testing, also known as progressive enhancement testing. Of course, this had to be Another Progressive Enhancement Post, didn't it! Ever thought about why car manufacturers test their cars under crash conditions? Is it because people deliberately drive their cars into walls or ditches?…

Sunday is Link Day!

Business / project management "Case studies and experiments demonstrating the impact of performance optimization on user experience and business metrics.": http://wpostats.com/ It's always the right time to revisit the beans-up-noses article: https://medium.com/uie-brain-sparks/beans-and-noses-21c16ac5cade Uncle Bob chimes in on Volkswagen: http://blog.8thlight.com/uncle-bob/2015/10/14/VW.html "Welcome to Traction Stack, a curated directory of marketing resources from six years of research for Traction, the bestselling…