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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.

Four short links: 17 October 2011 - From Reddit to Movie, Google Audited, Web Delays, and Sugared CSS

By Nat Torkington
October 17, 2011

Story Written in Reddit -- historical scifi based on the question "Could I destroy the entire Roman Empire during the reign of Augustus if I traveled back in time with a modern U.S. Marine infantry battalion or MEU?" Movie rights were just acquired by Warners. (via BoingBoing) Auditing Google -- the comically complex games played to move profits to...

Velocity is coming to Europe - Velocity Europe will be held Nov. 8-9, 2011 in Berlin.

Velocity is coming to Europe - Velocity Europe will be held Nov. 8-9, 2011 in Berlin.
By John Allspaw
October 13, 2011

The Velocity Conference has already turned once exotic topics like database scaling and mobile performance into common knowledge. Now, Velocity is bringing its mix of web ops and performance evangelism to Europe.

Four short links: 9 August 2011 - Android Peripherals, Security Asymmetry, Teaching on G+, and HTTP Load Testing

By Nat Torkington
August 9, 2011

DSLR Controller -- Android app that lets you remote-control your DSLR. Much being made of the fact that iOS devices aren't as easy to interface with. For more, see the Wired article. (via BoingBoing) Asymmetric Security Warfare -- I found this nugget buried in this photo shoot talking about the differences between Black Hat and DEFCON conferences: [Mudge, Peiter]...

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.

Four short links: 17 June 2011 - Gamification Critique, BitCoin Trojan, App Store Abandonment, and SSD Rant

By Nat Torkington
June 17, 2011

Don't Play Games With Me -- slides from an excellent talk about games and gamification. (via Andy Baio) All Your Bitcoins Are Ours (Symantec) -- a trojan in the wild that targets the wallet.dat file and transfers your bitcoins out. If you use Bitcoins, you have the option to encrypt your wallet and we recommend that you choose a...

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.

Velocity grows with more tracks, more topics and ... bath products? - The state of the Velocity Conference.

Velocity grows with more tracks, more topics and ... bath products? - The state of the Velocity Conference.
By Steve Souders
May 25, 2011

Over its three-year history, the Velocity Conference has expanded to include mobile performance, "Velocity Culture," and a new line of bath products (that last one might not be the best fit).

Strata Gems: Turn MySQL into blazing fast NoSQL - Bypass the SQL parser to use MySQL's raw speed

By Edd Dumbill
December 20, 2010

The HandlerSocket plugin for MySQL bypasses the query parser to deliver excellent NoSQL performance, rivaling that of memcache.

Flex RPC and how logging can kill your app

By William Drai
October 25, 2010

While debugging performance issues with Flex RPC, I've come accross an interesting behaviour in the Flex framework. I'll start by showing an code snippet extracted from mx.messaging.Channel. public function send(agent:MessageAgent, message:IMessage):void { ... if (Log.isDebug()) _log.debug("'{0}' channel sending message:\n{1}", id,...

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....


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