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Asset Redux - Front end performance on Rails

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Hi, thanks for visiting!

We meet monthly on the third Thursday of every month in London.

We've had a last minute change to the schedule as Leonie Watson is unable to make it to the event next week, we have a brand new speaker and session - Phil Nash (!

Phil is a developer evangelist for Twilio ( and a Ruby and JavaScript developer. He loves test coverage, great beer, hackathons, and gems with puns in their names. Get all four together for maximum points. He once made a pull request to Rails... it's still open ;)

Phil will join us with his session:

'Asset Redux - Front end performance on Rails'


Web application speed is paramount. Our users want our application and they want it now! We can optimise application code, database queries and so on, but that's all wasted if the page takes ages to appear. A fast back end and a slow front end can end up leaving a bad taste in the mouth.

Using Rails, we'll look at the best ways to speed up the delivery of your application. Going beyond just minifying our assets, we'll look at techniques to get our site in the user's browser quicker, improving both real and perceived speed. We'll also discover the best tools to use to check out speed and get a better idea of the user's opinion of the site.Once finished, our sites will load in a flash!

NOTE: We'll be meeting from 7:30pm and kicking off the sessions at 7:45pm which leaves plenty of time to have a drink and a chat in the bar afterwards.

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Lou @loulou


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