Meetup is quickly approaching! We're looking forward to seeing you all tomorrow. An important thing to note this month: Double Down has MOVED to a NEW LOCATION. Don't worry though - they're conviently located in the building next-door to their old office, but please do take a moment to review the address.
This month we'll be hearing from the DDI Mobile team, who will be discussing "HTML5 optimization".
Here's a peak into what you can expect:
HTML5 is a huge win in terms of development productivity and platform portability. However, attaining good performance on mobile devices is still a constant challenge. Given that we strive to minimize device-specific code, and widespread adoption of our application is a goal, CPU-heavy approaches such as HTML5 Canvas are still not an option.
The talk will include discussion of optimization approaches in 3 major areas that the DDI team has encountered over the past several months:
- bulk sprite animations
- web asset caching
- the "daily wheel" complex scene animation
Sub-topics will touch on details of DOM-based rendering and DOM hierarchy, CSS operations and text performance, downloading, browser caching, and heap memory optimization. Demos of sections of our product will accompany the talk.
Be sure to bring your curiosity and questions!