Pingdom’s must-read articles #58

In this ongoing series of blog posts, we bring you a set of articles from around the web that we think you should consider having a read through. Here’s this week’s selection. Hopefully you find something interesting and useful.

This week’s suggested reading

  • Going beyond onload: measuring performance that matters: Mike Petrovich argues that the way we’ve been measuring real user performance of our apps hasn’t changed to reflect our new state of art.
  • Breaking the 1,000 ms mobile barrier (slides): Ilya Grigorik covers the challenges we need to solve to deliver fast and responsive mobile sites. You may also want to read an interview with Ilya about his new book.
  • A public commitment to performance (slides): One weird trick to kickstart a performance culture, by Seth Walker.
  • Node.js and the new web front-end: Nicholas Zakas writes about the emergence of front-end specialists, what Node.js is, and what you can do with it.
  • Quora’s distributed cron architecture: Martin Michelsen details the site’s new distributed cron system that has been running in production for more than half a year.
  • LXJS in review: Diego Pino gives his review of Lisbon JavaScript, complete with lots of links to slides and videos.
  • Things to know about web performance (slides): Michael Hamrah, software engineer at Getty Images presents an overview of performance related topics to make systems fast and scalable.
  • Performance tooling (video): Paul Irish from Google talks about the tools that are available to identify and improve on web performance. This was recorded at the #perfmatters event hosted by the San Francisco HTML5 User Group in September.
  • TimesOpen: Performance (video): Presentation on web performance at the recent “TimesOpen: Performance” event organized by Google and the New York Times.
  • Javascript and web performance (video): Colt McAnlis, developer advocate at Google, talks about the differences between minifaction and compression, and image solutions for web developers.

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