Performance compromises worth making
Cathy Lill @cathyblabla
Often, optimising for performance on the client side can come at the expense of readable, maintainable code. Sometimes performance optimisations in one area can lead to poor user experience in another. This talk will cover a range of tips for getting the most out of client side performance while keeping your code maintainable and your applications beautiful. We'll look at some specific client side code techniques as well as some general tips for structuring your applications to optimise for performance.
Hubris & humility: building Lisant in a weekend...
three months (so far)
James Sadler @freshtonic
A talk about lessons learned while building Lisant. It will be mostly technical and will cover deployment & scaling and how they (mostly) avoided wasting time on valueless work. James will also talk briefly about work/life balance to avoid burnout, something that he and his cofounder managed quite well so far.
James is from the UK and moved here in 2005. He quickly discovered the Sydney Ruby scene and never looked back. These days he also does JS and yearn to write a serious backend project in Go. He’s a full-stack software developer, at home at the front and back ends but sadly lacking design skills. He spent disproportional amount of time developing ad platforms which is where he learned about scaling things. Right now he’s building Angular.js things at Tabcorp.
Performance in Agile Teams
Lots of teams are now practicing agile methodologies, but can wind up feeling like they're just going through the motions. It can often be hard to identify just where things are going wrong. Pascal will be talking about his team’s experiences, how they identified problems and risks, and advocating for developers to be more involved in contributing to and improving the process their team uses.
Pascal is a team lead and full-stack engineer, specialising in front-end technologies. He’s been working in and leading agile teams for nearly 2 years, delivering projects using client-side MVC and a portal built on Play!
Profiling PHP Apps with XHProf
Tim Massey @_massey
An introduction to profiling apps with the XHProf module including a demo of associated web-based front ends for viewing performance data.