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What's on the agenda for Velocity Europe - Steve Souders previews Velocity Europe 2011.

What's on the agenda for Velocity Europe - Steve Souders previews Velocity Europe 2011.
By Steve Souders
October 27, 2011

Velocity co-chair Steve Souders highlights a number of Velocity Europe speakers and sessions that caught his attention.

Velocity 2011 retrospective - Resilience engineering and data's role in performance are key trends in web ops.

Velocity 2011 retrospective - Resilience engineering and data's role in performance are key trends in web ops.
By Mike Loukides
June 27, 2011

A number of emerging themes are defining the web operations world, including: resilience engineering, new approaches to failure, and the role data plays in boosting performance.

Velocity 2011 - A tribe of web performance and operations pros is pushing the web forward.

Velocity 2011 - A tribe of web performance and operations pros is pushing the web forward.
By Mike Loukides
June 2, 2011

As we approach the fourth Velocity conference, here's a look at how the web performance and operations communities came together, what they've done to improve the web experience, and the work that lies ahead.

Operations: The secret sauce revisited - The forces of "technical debt" apply to computational infrastructure.

Operations: The secret sauce revisited - The forces of
By Andrew Shafer
August 2, 2010

An investment in web operations can yield big returns, both financially and competitively. But a lack of understanding prevents many companies from taking appropriate steps. Guest blogger Andrew Clay Shafer makes a case for web ops as the "secret sauce" by examining the forces of technical debt.

Creating Cultural Change

Creating Cultural Change
By Jesse Robbins
June 29, 2010

At Velocity 2010, John Rauser presented four funny & powerful examples of cultural change, from a campaign at his office to get people to fill the coffee pot after taking the last cup, to an award winning advertising campaign. This talk explains how to "sneak past people's mental filters" and make things happen....

On the performance of clouds - A study ran cloud providers through four tests. Here's some of the results.

By Alistair Croll
June 21, 2010

Bitcurrent and Webmetrics ran five cloud providers through a series of tests: a small object, a large object, a million calculations, and a 500,000-row table scan. Here's some of the results and lessons learned.

How Facebook satisfied a need for speed - Facebook boosted speed 2x. Director of engineering Robert Johnson explains how.

How Facebook satisfied a need for speed - Facebook boosted speed 2x. Director of engineering Robert Johnson explains how.
By Mac Slocum
June 3, 2010

Robert Johnson, Facebook's director of engineering and a speaker at the upcoming Velocity and OSCON conferences, discusses an in-depth optimization and rewrite project that boosted Facebook's speed 2x.


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