Posts By: chris

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/…

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?…