This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.
This week’s suggested reading
- Faster Websites: Crash Course on Web Performance: Ilya Grigorik from Google gave a a three hour workshop at Devoxx 2012, this is his presentation.
- Under the Hood at Facebook: Automated backups: Facebook details how it keeps one of the largest MySQL installations in the world backed up.
- On layout and web performance: Kelly Norton writes about the patterns that cause browsers to do unnecessary layout, and some of tools available that will point out these problems.
- How Facebook Survived 34 Intense Days Of “Lockdown” To Build Graph Search: Product manager Loren Cheng of Facebook’s Graph Search team opens up about the sleep-deprived run-up to launch.
- Handling Growth with Postgres: 5 Tips From Instagram: Mike Krieger, co-founder of Instagram, shares their experience from having used Postgres to scale from 90 likes per second a year ago to 10,000 per second at peak.
- Mental Hygiene for Software Engineers: Avoiding Micro Level Technical Debt: Chad Davis says that the essence of software engineering can be captured in two words: managing complexity.
- Ten Web Performance Tuning Tricks in 60 Minutes: Richard Campbell opens up his web performance tuning toolkit and walks you through ten different techniques for improving web performance.
- Why performance measurement is an art form, how mobile is a game changer, and where the cloud fits in: podcast with Geoffrey Smalling, CTO of Wine.com.
- Improving Twitter search with real-time human computation: A description of how Twitter combines automated tracking of popular search queries and human evaluators.
- The Story of the PING Program: The creator of the Ping command, Mike Muuss, tells the story of how he came up with the “little thousand-line hack.”
- Failure is always an option: Mathias Meyer asks whether we should embrace failure openly, and do everything we can to turn it into a learning experience.
- Honoring Our Drive Farmers: Backblaze labels hard drives in honor of the people who helped them out with storage space by buying cheap drives during the recent Thanksgiving holiday.
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