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Pingdom’s must-read articles #42

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SUMMARY: Responsive web design, server migration, data compression: just a sample of what's in this week's collection by @Pingdom Tweet this

This is our collection of must-read articles about web performance, dev, ops, and more for the weekend.

This week’s suggested reading

  • Faster, smaller and more beautiful web with WebP: Ilya Grigorik of Google talks to Stephen Konig (Product Manager on the WebP team), about the latest news, team progress over last two years, and where WebP is heading.
  • Real World RWD Performance – Take 2: Guy Podjarny follows up his post from last year, which compared the performance of websites using Responsive Web Design (RWD) across different screen resolutions.
  • Under the hood: building out the infrastructure for Facebook’s Graph Search: A team at Faceboook says that Graph Search takes us back to our roots and helps people make new connections–this time with people, places, and interests.
  • How fast is your web site?: Patrick Meenan says that web site performance data has never been more readily available.
  • Performance Implications of Opera’s Switch to WebKit: Billy Hoffman, founder and CTO of Zoompf, discuss Opera’s recent announcement that it would switch to WebKit as the foundation of its browsers.
  • Stack Exchange’s Colocation Move: 8 Lessons Learned: They moved about 35 servers, something like 2000 pounds of computer hardware 50 blocks.
  • How and why LinkedIn is becoming an engineering powerhouse: Five years ago, LinkedIn was a shell of the technology company it is today. Here’s an inside look at where it came from, what it’s become and where it’s going.
  • From 4 nodes to the future of data: The first in a series of articles on the history of Hadoop.
  • Like Box plugin: Now 2-4x faster: Facebook has been busy rewriting the Like Box from the ground up, focusing on performance.
  • Dropbox clears 1 billion file uploads per day: Plus, Dropbox expects its users to link up another 150 million devices to the service in 2013.

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