Websites at the Speed of Light

Luis Ferro (14.Apr.2018 at 13:50, 1 hr )
Talk at PHP Yorkshire 2018 (English - UK)

Rating: 3 of 5

Why don't all websites work at the speed of light?

In this talk, we will take a website and investigate it.

Why is it slow? What is a slow website in the first place?

Then we will run through steps we can take on how to improve the site speed and responsiveness, from infrastructure to code optimizations that are easy to perform and improve dramatically the website.

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Rating: 3 of 5

14.Apr.2018 at 20:28 by Richard Lane (5 comments) via Web2 LIVE

This talk was wider ranging than I expected. Could have done with some more examples - maybe showing what sort of changes make how much difference?

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Apr.2018 at 08:50 by Scott Dutton (18 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Some great info in the talk.

For me CDN's are of almost 0 value when you have HTTP2, you have to give away your users data (the CDN knows which sites they come from etc) and also you now need a new connection instead of just streaming over the existing connection.

It was mentioned a few times about losing gzip, but brotli compression is readily available and most (all?) modern browsers support it (HTTPS only)

Rating: 3 of 5

15.Apr.2018 at 11:28 by Pim Elshoff (81 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Slow pace but good content. Remember to check if the audience can see the demo; you were in the way at times. For 4/5 more pace to keep the audience engaged, for 5/5 one or more real examples of websites you brought to light speed.

Rating: 3 of 5

15.Apr.2018 at 15:39 by Vincenzo Ciaccio (10 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Some nice examples but a bit slow paced.

Rating: 4 of 5

15.Apr.2018 at 19:11 by Daniel Craigie (20 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Interesting talk that covered a wide ranging topic, the content was good but the delivery could have been faster.

I felt the PHP section could do with more attention, there are many ways that a bad configuration can affect the "speed of light".

Rating: 3 of 5

22.Apr.2018 at 12:59 by Peter mcdonald (41 comments) via Web2 LIVE

Decent talk but appeared quite sporadic.

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