A Few Good Performance-Related Links

At last I have updated my site a little. It is, of course, long time overdue for re-design – but, with all things going on, it doesn’t look like I get to this soon. Meanwhile I decided to get more mileage from the update and list links I added to the site here separately. These links may be not new, they are just links I stumbled upon relatively recently and decided that I need to add them to my collection of performance links.

Application Performance Engineering Hub

Performance By Design by Mark Friedman

Book of Speed by Stoyan Stefanov

Thinking Clearly about Performance by Cary Millsap

Performance Engineering Parables by Chris Papineau

Seriti Consulting Blog the Web Operations and Management Specialists, by Stephen Thair

High performance Web Sites site and blog by Steve Souders

Best Practices for Speeding Up Your Web Site by Yahoo

Performance Testing portal

Testing Experience Magazine the publisher, Díaz & Hilterscheid, organized multiple conferences across Europe

Gartner Magic Quadrant for Application Performance Monitoring, 2010

De-Mystifying Software Performance Optimization by Paul Del Vecchio

1202 Performance Performance by Design, Andrew Lee’s site

Performance Testing Professional

New York Web Performance Group and links to other Web Performance Groups

WPO Links (thanks to Alon’s write-up):

Yslow analyzes web pages and suggests ways to improve their performance

Smush.it “smushes” images to make them smaller without losing any noticeable quality.

Show Slow is an open source tool that helps monitor various website performance metrics over time. It captures the results of YSlow, Page Speed and dynaTrace AJAX Edition rankings and graphs them, to help you understand how various changes to your site affect its performance

Mobile Perf Bookmarklet – According to Steve Souders, “Web development on mobile devices is especially challenging. The debuggers and profilers we use on the desktop aren’t available. Bookmarklets are a good alternative.”

Page Speed is an open-source project started at Google to help developers optimize their web pages by applying web performance best practices

HTTParchive.org a permanent repository of web performance information such as size of pages, failed requests, and technologies utilized.

Whichloadsfaster.com Pages compete head-to-head in your browser to see who’s fastest

Webpagetest.org tests website performance

Mod_PageSpeed is an open-source Apache module that automatically optimizes web pages and resources on them


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