ShowSlow presentation at NY Web Performance Meetup

I gave extended presentation about ShowSlow at New York Web Performance Meetup yesterday and I hope I was able to inspire people to start tracking their web site’s performance over time and thinking about your metrics that they want to collect for their business.

There were a couple questions about automation so here’s the blog post I wrote about automation a couple months ago: Automating Page Speed and YSlow monitoring.

Also, here’s the simple script that can be used with ShowSlow: By the looks of it you can tell that it’s relatively simple to do.

You might also want to look at about:config preferences for Firefox to see if any of them affect you, e.g. forcing Firebug to open and grade each page, cache storage, automatic updates of extensions and stuff like that. I hope to have it documented better in near future.

Best way to learn more about ShowSlow configuration is to read
documentation on

If you’d like to just try the DEMO instance, go ahead and configure your YSlow to post there or just use export menu in PageSpeed or NetExport.

I’d like to also thank our host Logicworks and Stephanie personally for hospitality – it’s great to be welcome!

At our next session, on April 15th, Nicholas Tang is going to demo – free, web based performance analysis site that uses AOL Pagetest open source tool developed by Patrick Meenan. This will be first in a series of “Tools” sessions where I hope we’ll cover many useful details of them all.

I hope to see you all next month!

P.S. A few slides I had are on SlideShare, the rest was a demo and is not available, unfortunately.

2010 Talks at Velocity

O'Reilly Velocity 2010 LogoWednesday talk at O’Reilly Velocity Online Conference was great even though it was very short I had lots more to cover.

I’m doing¬†extended talk and demo of ShowSlow next Tuesday at New York Web Performance Group. Will be happy to see you there and chat about performance of your site!

I’m also excited about summer Velocity 2010 conference as I’m giving a talk there as well. It’s the main industry conference on web operations and performance so don’t wait and register and I’ll see you in CA.

My talk at Velocity Online Conference on March 17

O’Reilly Velocity OnLine Conference is scheduled for March 17 and Steve Souders was kind enough to invite me to give a talk titled “Keeping Track of Your Performance Using Show Slow“.

Here’s more information about the conference:

The next O’Reilly Velocity Online Conference happens March 17. This FREE two hour, interactive online conference will give participants new insights into measuring load time, performance quality, JavaScript profile, and comparison to competitors – as well as provisioning toolchains and staying nimble in MySQL.

O’Reilly Online Conferences give direct access to our speakers, who can address your most pressing questions. You’ll also be able to interact with hundreds of other engineers, developers, sysadmins, architects and more – all from the comfort of your desk.

Registration is FREE. See the full agenda:

Web Performance talk at NY Web Standards Meetup

The New York Web Standards MeetupI’m giving a talk about Web Performance at NY Web Standards Meetup on March 19th.

I’ll talk about the performance of Web applications and sites in general, why it matters and what can be done to improve it. Presentation covers both front and back-end performance, with emphasis on the front-end and it will be useful for everyone from designers to system administrators.

General understanding of web development is required, but a wide range of performance tuning techniques, available to every skill level, will be covered.

I’ll be happy to see you there, but you need to RSVP – only 10 seats left already, so you better hurry.