This presentation is the first in a series on Improving Rails application performance. This session covers the basic motivations and goals for improving performance, the best way to approach a performance assessment, and a review of the tools and techniques that will yield the best results. Tools covered include: Firebug, yslow, page speed, speed tracer, dom monster, request log analyzer, oink, rack bug, new relic rpm, rails metrics, showslow.org, msfast, webpagetest.org and gtmetrix.org.
The upcoming sessions will focus on:
Improving sql queries, and active record use
Improving general rails/ruby code
Improving the front-end
And a final presentation will cover how to be a more efficient and effective developer!
This series will be compressed into a best of session for the 2010 http://windycityRails.org conference