Presentation: "Optimising Where it Hurts"

Track: HTML5, JavaScript and the Future of the Web / Time: Friday 10:35 - 11:35 / Location: Room 204/205

As the amount of JavaScript we use on our pages increases, as does its effect on page performance. Even when browsers manage to produce the same output, how they reach that output can be very different. Some optimisations aren’t obvious, others can be easily broken by seemingly unrelated statements. So, how do we get the most out of our code?

In this session we’ll challenge assumptions about performance, using practical code to demonstrate the optimisations that really make a difference, and why they make a difference.

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Jake Archibald, Helped Develop BBC's Standards & Guidelines on Markup and JavaScript

Jake Archibald

Biography: Jake Archibald

Jake works at creative agency The Team and has
extensive experience building JavaScript components to meet strict
performance and accessibility requirements of clients such as the BBC.
He also helped develop the BBC's technical Standards & Guidelines on
markup and JavaScript.

Outside of the web, Jake is a keen photographer and motorsport fan.

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