Make It Fast
Using Modern Browser Performance APIs to Monitor and Improve the Performance of your Web Apps.
Presented at CodeMash 2015.
Performance matters. How fast your site loads — not just on your development machine, but from your actual customers, across the globe — has a direct impact on your visitors’ happiness and conversion rate. Today’s browsers provide several new cutting-edge performance APIs that can give you Real User Metrics (RUM) of your live site’s performance. Whether you run a small blog or a top-1K site, monitoring and understanding your performance is the key to giving your visitors a better experience. We will be discussing the NavigationTiming, ResourceTiming and UserTiming performance APIs, which are available in the majority of modern browsers. You’ll walk away with a better understanding of what problem these APIs solve and how to start using them today. We’ll also go through both D.I.Y. and commercial options that utilize these APIs to help you better monitor and improve the performance of your websites.