Web Performance News: Issue 5

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Here's this week's web performance news...

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Here's a mix of some good reads this week on web performance...

RUM waterfall charts with the W3C Resource Timing API by @cruftio

See how you can convert page resource timings into waterfall charts using the open-source projects boomerang and boomcatch.

Automating Web Performance Measurement by @addyosmani

Introducing a new module that works great with Gulp, Grunt and other build systems and can connect up to the PageSpeed Insights service and return a detailed report of your web performance.

TTF to WOFF2 converting by @wpseo

Learn more about the next generation Web Font Format and convert TTF to WOFF2 over command line without setup.

13 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Mobile Web Performance by @tameverts

Let's go over compelling data that demonstrate the importance of focusing on performance for mobile devices.

An interesting World Cup-related tweet by @ThomasInTech

Comparing benchmarks of Germany v USA tech

The Widespread Effects of Facebook’s Latest Outage by @Catchpoint

When the social media giant experienced an outage in their service, the ripple effects spread far and wide.


Grab a coffee, pretend to do some work, but secretly watch these awesome videos...

Google I/O 2014 - Perf culture by @laraswanson

Lara Swanson and Paul Lewis explore how to curate a culture of performance internally at work.

#webperf Tweeps

Here's who to follow this week for the best #webperf tweets...

1. Sergej Müller @wpseo

Developer of wpSEO, Antispam Bee and other WordPress plugins. Minimalist, visionary, father.

2. Thomas Gronbach @ThomasInTech

Software Tech. #webperf #database #UI #velocity #analysis #security

3. Addy Osmani @addyosmani

Engineer at Google • Author • Polymer, Yeoman, Chrome • Creator of TodoMVC & others • Passionate about web tooling

Hope you enjoyed the newsletter. Until next week, let's keep making the internet faster for everyone!

- Andy Shora @andyshora

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