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Web Application Optimization Techniques



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  • 1. Web Application Optimization Techniques
  • 2. Lecture Outline
    • What is Web Application Optimization?
    • Why Optimize?
    • Optimization Techniques
      • Application Layer Optimization Techniques
      • Presentation Layer Optimization Techniques
    • Caching – How your browser does it
    • Performance Analyzers
      • Yslow
      • Firebug
    • Web Server Tuning
      • Expires
      • Last-Modified-Since
    • Examples
  • 3. What is Web Application Optimization?
    • Web Application Optimization is all about tuning your web application components to make your web application fast or appear fast.
  • 4. Why Optimize?
    • Faster loading times for pages
    • Lesser amount of data to transfer
    • Less load on the server
  • 5. Optimization Techniques
    • Application Layer
      • Database Optimization
        • Indexing
        • Query optimization
        • Table partitioning
        • De-normalization
        • Query caching
      • Application Server
        • Code Caching
        • Code Refactoring
    • Presentation Layer
      • Cache Control
      • Web Content Minify-ing
  • 6. Caching – How your browser does it
    • It's all in the headers
    • Every time your browser gets a resource, it attempts to determine whether or not to cache the resource and for how long to do so.
    • Validation on cached resources are carried out from time to time.
  • 7. Performance Analyzers
    • Yslow -
  • 8. Performance Analyzers
    • Firebug -
  • 9. Web Server Tuning
    • Expires
      • ExpiresActive On
      • ExpiresByType text/html "access plus 1 day"
      • ExpiresByType image/gif "access plus 5 months"
      • ExpiresByType image/jpeg "access plus 5 months"
      • ExpiresByType text/css "access plus 1 week"
      • ExpiresByType application/x-javascript "access plus 1 week"
      • ExpiresByType image/x-icon "access plus 5 months"
    • Last-Modified-Since
      • Normally inserted by the web server by default
    • Deflate/Gzip
      • AddOutputFilterByType DEFLATE text/html text/plain
      • AddOutputFilter DEFLATE js css
  • 10. Examples The first great gift we can bestow on others is a good example - Morell, Thomas
  • 11. Conclusion & Questions
  • 12. Links Pool