Joseph Smarr, Architect, Plaxo, Inc.
Track: Web Applications (client-side and server-side)
Date: Wednesday, July 25
Time: 4:30pm - 5:15pm
Ajax techniques have become popular because they enable developers to build more complex web apps and provide a richer user experience. However, in the rush to push the envelope of whats possible to build, the question of whats fast enough has largely been sidelined. In fact, most of the Ajax advice youll find today often comes with a surprisingly high cost when it comes to performance, both of the initial page-load and during subsequent user-interaction. Since users tend to care more about speed than flashy features, this trend makes it hard to ship large Ajax apps that are truly fast enough for mass consumption.