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Six ways to clear your users’ cache

Clearing the browser cache from afar is pretty hard. You ship a bad version of an asset, and aside from phoning all your users and asking them politely to clear their cache, what can you do? Turns out this is way more nuanced and complex than you might think.

Revisiting HTTP/2

RFC 7540 was ratified over 2 years ago and, today, all major browsers, servers, and CDNs support the next generation of HTTP. Just over a year ago, at Velocity (https://www.slideshare.net/Fastly/http2-what-no-one-is-telling-you), we discussed the protocol, looked at some real world implications of its deployment and use, and what realistic expectations we…

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DeltaV Conference Thursday 10th May

For a full list of talks see https://deltavconf.com/talks Redefining Web Performance - Tim Kadlec; Starting a Dedicated Web Performance Team: the First Ten Months - Sarah Dapul-Weberman; Speeding up without slowing down - Rhys Evans; This is for everyone - Seren Davies and Bruce Lawson; Chrome user experience report -…

DeltaV Conference Friday 11th May

For a full list of talks see https://deltavconf.com/talks Hunting the Unicorn - Tammy Everts; Any site can be a Progressive Web App - Jeremy Keith; Fast Fashion - How Missguided revolutionised their approach to site performance - Mark Leach and Andy Davies; How To Manage Performance Like a Product -…

Past events

Optimising the Web – A Front End Talk

The Financial Times

This month we have Sanjay Purswani of Compare The Market who will tell us about understanding the various stages of how the browser builds the DOM, how to optimise HTML, CSS and JS, how networking plays a part and what AMP and PWAs add to the performance landscape.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Panel discussion between QUIC and HTTP standards participants, including Q&A

Spektrix

The IETF are in town from 17-23 March https://www.ietf.org/how/meetings/101/ so not to miss an opportunity we have arranged a special meetup for everyone who would like to know more on QUIC and HTTP protocols and where they are heading in the future. Mark Nottingham will be leading  a panel discussion between QUIC and HTTP standards participants, including Q&A.

For a little more on QUIC see https://quicwg.github.io/

The panel will start at 19:30

Note : this event will not be livestreamed or recorded.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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The butterfly effect and tech / A-B Testing, Ads and other 3rd Party Tags

The Financial Times

This month we have two great talks. Firstly we have a talk from Arianna Aondio, Technical Evangelist at Varnish Software, who will talk about “The butterfly effect and tech” and how the only certainty we face in tech is uncertainty. She will look at how agility, flexibility, and openness can help us get a certain sense of control and thereby cope with that uncertainty.  To follow Arianna we will have Andy Davies who will give those of you that did not attend the recent SmashingConf to hear his talk “A/B Testing, Ads and other 3rd Party Tags” where will will take another look at one of our favourite web performance subjects.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Large Scale DDoS / Variable Fonts / Chrome Timeline

The Financial Times

This month we have three great talks. Firstly we have a talk from Michael Tremante from Cloudflare who will tell us about “Large Scale DDoS Mitigation”.  Then we have  a lightning talk from Oliver Williams of Springer Nature titled “One file, many possibilities: Variable fonts on the web”. Finally we have Joel Webber of Fullstory with a talk “Beyond Load Times: Performance Analysis for Modern Web Apps” that focuses on the Chrome performance timeline.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Who’s afraid of Webpack? / 3rd Party Content: the weak link in the chain

The Financial Times

To kick off the new year we have two talks. Firstly we have another talk from Dora Militaru. Having submitted two lightning talks for December, and going down a storm with her session “Where are the women?”, Dora has been asked back to present the other one titled “Who’s afraid of Webpack?”.  Then we have Simon Hearne with his talk “Third-party content: the weak link in the chain” where he’ll explores some of the toughest questions in web performance, backed up with huge amounts of data.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish Software.

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Christmas 2017 Lightning Talks & Quiz

The Financial Times

As usual our end of year meetup will be raising funds for BBC Children in Need and Crisis at Christmas. All ticket net revenue from the event will be donated plus we’ll try and round that up from group funds. Please give as generously as you can.

In terms of content there will be a collection of lighnting talks on subjects ranging from AI to Retro Computing with a few web perf ones thrown in for good measure, followed by our now infamous quiz with some tasty prizes – that’s right, the prize will be whatever pizza is left over at the end of the evening.

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Apica, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish.

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Speeding up without slowing down

The Financial Times

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish.

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Non-browser HTTP clients / SEM quick wins / .NET Core 2.0

The Financial Times

This event is made up of three 20 minute talks.

  • Blurred lines: browsers vs non-browsers?
  • Quick wins for your website in the SEM game
  • ASP.NET Core 2 – High Performance Web Applications

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish.

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An Introduction to HTTP/2

The Financial Times

Beer & Pizzas will be provided due to the generosity of our Group Sponsors : Akamai, Cedexis, Google Developers, Distil Networks, Fastly, The Financial Times, NCC Group, New Relic, NS1 and Varnish.

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