Mario Visic (twitter | blog) and Keith Pitt (twitter | blog) from Desktoppr.co will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide to Fast Websites".
Also, David Underwood (twitter | blog) of Shopify will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.
It'll be fun! :)
Time and Place
- Date: July 23rd, 2013
- Time: 6:30pm
- Place: Shopify Annex. See this map link for door location.
- Bring: Yourselves
1. Talk by Mario and Keith
Mario Visic and Keith Pitt will be giving us a talk titled "Keith and Mario's Guide To Fast Websites."
Here's the abstract:
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When you talk to most people about Rails performance the conversation usually turns to concurrency. How can my Rails app handle 60 simultaneous requests per second? How do I webscale?
Although the topic of concurrency is important, we won't be focusing on that during this talk. We want to focus on end user speed.
For every extra second your application takes to load your conversion rates will drop by an average of 7%. While most people start tweaking their backends to squeeze every extra ms in response time, more often than not (80-90%) of the actual time spent loading your application is on the front end and the network stack. This is where you should start.
We will cover a range of techniques and provide benchmarks along the way to show how much performance you can expect from each step along the way. We'll also cover some backend performance tuning as well.
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Sounds like a great talk! Be sure not to miss it!
2. Food and Mingling
We'll take a quick break to get some food in our bellies.
3. David Underwood on Rails 4 Streaming
David Underwood will be giving us a talk on Rails 4 Streaming.
So, if you want to learn how to update data/content in your user's browser in real-time, be sure to come out.
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