Tags > velocity
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 CSSBy 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...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 September 2011 - Pay for News?, Outages Compendium, CSS Sudoku Solver, and Open Source in the MilitaryBy Nat Torkington
September 9, 2011
A Simple Test For Whether People Will Pay For News -- an excellent thought experiment, one which sends shivers down the spines of editors. Outages.org -- This is as complete a list as possible of links to carrier and other provider network status pages as well as links to network diagnostic tools; user contributions are strongly encouraged. (via Jesse...
Velocity 2011 retrospective - Resilience engineering and data's role in performance are key trends in web ops.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 debrief - Steve Souders weighs in on Velocity 2011 and looks ahead to upcoming Velocity events.Steve Souders
June 17, 2011
This was Velocity's fourth year, and while every year has seen significant growth, the 2011 conference felt like a tremendous step forward in all areas.
Four short links: 17 June 2011 - Gamification Critique, BitCoin Trojan, App Store Abandonment, and SSD RantBy 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...
Four short links: 9 June 2011 - MongoDB Subpessimalization, Anti-Intellectualism, Teen Internet Use, Android InternalsBy Nat Torkington
June 9, 2011
Optimizing MongoDB -- shorter field names, barely hundreds of ops/s when not in RAM, updates hold a lock while they fetch the original from disk ... it's a pretty grim story. (via Artur Bergman) Is There a New Geek Anti-Intellectualism? -- focus is absolutely necessary if we are to gain knowledge. We will be ignoramuses indeed, if we merely...
Radar's top stories: May 30-June 3, 2011 - Inside the Library of Congress' Twitter archive, 10 ways to botch a mobile app, the story behind Velocity '11Mac Slocum
June 3, 2011
This week on Radar: We checked in on the Library of Congress' Twitter archive, Ken Yarmosh revealed 10 ways to screw up a mobile app, the story behind Velocity 2011 was told, Steve Souders discussed mobile optimization, and we wondered if readers would fund their favorite authors.Jenn Webb
June 3, 2011
HTML5 video still needs work, but YouTube's Greg Schechter says it's heading in a good direction. In this interview, Schechter explains how HTML5 video introduces new architectural needs and new opportunities.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.
The state of speed and the quirks of mobile optimization - Steve Souders on browser wars, site speed, and the HTTP Archive.Jenn Webb
June 1, 2011
In this interview, Google performance evangelist and Velocity co-chair Steve Souders discusses browser competition, the differences between mobile and desktop optimization, and his hopes for the HTTP Archive.
Velocity grows with more tracks, more topics and ... bath products? - The state of the Velocity Conference.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).
To the end of bloated code and broken websites - Nicole Sullivan on how CSS is evolving to meet performance and device needs.By Jenn Webb
May 24, 2011
Velocity speaker and CSS expert Nicole Sullivan discusses the state of CSS — how it's adapting to mobile, how it's improving performance, and how some CSS best practices have led to "bloated code and broken websites."
How resilience engineering applies to the web world - John Allspaw on resilience engineering's role in web development and operations.By Jenn Webb
May 18, 2011
Certain high risk industries — aviation, space travel,healthcare — use resilience engineering to investigate failures. Etsy vice president John Allspaw says the same concepts have a place in web engineering.Jenn Webb
May 11, 2011
Netflix moved some of its services into Amazon's cloud last year. In this interview, Netflix cloud architect Adrian Cockcroft says the move was about building a scalable product and paying down technical debt.Joshua-Michéle Ross
April 26, 2011
We live in an ever-accelerating world and the competitive terms of business are built upon achieving speed for many reasons. Here's a look at how speed shapes a variety of domains and experiences.Nat Torkington
December 7, 2010
Synopsis Data Structures for Massive Data Sets (PDF) -- survey of data structures that reduce the problem space when dealing with large data sets. (via Pete Warden) Optimism -- you build what you're thinking of. Time to figure out the optimistic future and build that. "Work as if you lived in the early days of a better nation.” --attributed...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.
1 to 20 of 20