Northern Virginia Software Symposium
November 7 - 9, 2008 - Reston, VA
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YSlow: Building Your Website for Speed
How optimized is your website? YSlow, a FireFox/FireBug plugin, doesn't pull any punches. It gives any website an A, B, C, D, or F rating based on 14 individual analysis points. You'll be amazed (or depressed) at what YSlow thinks of your site. In this talk, we'll walk through these points step by step, learning what Yahoo! (the creator of this utility) does to keep its web properties running as quickly as possible.
These points are nicely summarized in "High Performance Web Sites", by Steve Souders (a companion book to the plugin). The analysis points that YSlow looks at are programming language, server, and web framework agnostic. The lessons learned here are really a deep look into HTTP, taking advantage of the native capabilities of the protocol -- making the Internet work for you.
About Scott Davis
Scott Davis is the founder of ThirstyHead.com, a training company that specializes in Groovy and Grails training.
Scott published one of the first public websites implemented in Grails in 2006 and has been actively working with the technology ever since. Author of the book Groovy Recipes: Greasing the Wheels of Java and two ongoing IBM developerWorks article series (Mastering Grails and in 2009, Practically Groovy), Scott writes extensively about how Groovy and Grails are the future of Java development.More About Scott »