Google @ WordCamp US 2017

Google participated at WordCamp US 2017 with a booth centered around performance. One side of the booth showed a data-driven glimpse into the state of the WordPress ecosystem in terms of key performance metrics and coding best practices, as well as the use of tooling (e.g. WebPageTest/Lighthouse) for assessing the performance characteristics of specific WordPress sites.

The Perils of Mobile Web Performance

Niklaus Wirth (remember Pascal and Modula?) wrote a paper back in 1995 issuing a Plea for Lean Software. He starts by stating a fact that has remained true in the desktop world since then:  “Memory requirements of today’s workstations typically jump substantially whenever there is a new software release. When demand surpasses capacity, it is … Continue reading The Perils of Mobile Web Performance