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Steve Souders works at Google on web performance and open source initiatives. His books High Performance Web Sites and Even Faster Web Sites explain his best practices for performance along with the research and real-world results behind them. Steve is the creator of YSlow, the performance analysis extension to Firebug with more than 1 million downloads. He serves as co-chair of Velocity, the web performance and operations conference sponsored by O'Reilly. Steve taught CS193H: High Performance Web Sites at Stanford, and he frequently speaks at such conferences as OSCON, Rich Web Experience, Web 2.0 Expo, and The Ajax Experience.
Steve previously worked at Yahoo! as the Chief Performance Yahoo!,where he blogged about web performance on Yahoo! Developer Network. He was named a Yahoo! Superstar. Steve worked on many of the platforms and products within the company, including running the development team for My Yahoo!. Prior to Yahoo! Steve worked at several small to mid-sized startups including two companies he co-founded, Helix Systems and CoolSync. He also worked at General Magic, WhoWhere?, and Lycos.
The book is not very thick; it is an easy read and easy to understand.
A web developer interested in improving the downloading performance of his web sites will find this book very useful and will find the rules easy to apply.
If you work on websites, front end or back end, it would be worth your time to read this book.
This is a very thought provoking book. It's very dated now, but the principles are still largely true, HTML 2.0 notwithstanding.Published 1 month ago by B. Brumfield
Very good. Helps bring a concise level of good practices to any developer's toolbox.Published 2 months ago by C. Palmer
The content is mentioning about good perspectives behind the frontend performance, but it seems a bit out of date today. Read morePublished 6 months ago by Tatsunobu Murata
I am new to the web site design world and have purchased a number of books that give good advise about designing for SEO and good navigation of a site. Read morePublished 10 months ago by J. Crowe
I picked this book up soon after it was released. The research has profoundly impacted the way I build web applications ever since. Read morePublished 15 months ago by Chris Love
If you make web site, this is a must read book. Crammed with easy to understand, but sometimes hard to follow advice. The gold standard in front end web performance.Published 16 months ago by Stuart Williams
Readers need to make sure and note the date of the publication is 2007 (at least the copy I reviewed was still noted as 2007 being the last published year). Read morePublished 17 months ago by IADev
Excellent work on performance. This book sets the baseline.
I consider this a must read. Read more