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Animation Equals Latency
Posted in: Speed Up Tips   -   August 27, 2013

This post is by Eric Higgins, a Software Engineer at Optimizely. Would you believe me if I told you that you — the speed-and-scale-loving developers you all are — have willingly introduced user-blocking, perceivable latency into your precious applications? If you have any animated effects in your app, then this is very likely to be true! To prove […]

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Your Stripe Integration is Costing You Money
Posted in: CDN, Ecommerce, Speed Up Tips   -   August 15, 2013

Setting up a basic Rails application to sell things using Stripe is generally straight forward. Getting the best performance out of your application, and the best conversion rates, can be tricky. Specifically, by using the standard integration instructions your application can be slow which can cost conversions. In this post I’m going to go over […]

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The non-blocking script loader pattern
Posted in: Real User Measurement, Speed Up Tips   -   August 12, 2013
[An older version of this post appeared on the Performance Calendar] Motivation At SOASTA, our mPulse product measures the performance of a website from the end user’s perspective. We do this with the boomerang JavaScript library. Naturally, it’s very important that loading this JavaScript not affect the load time of the hosting page. This post […]Read More »