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Performance and Metrics on lonelyplanet.com

A session at Velocity Europe 2012

  • Mark Jennings

Thursday 4th October, 2012

11:20am to 12:00pm (GMT)

After a recent experiment on lonelyplanet.com demonstrated the dramatic impact that web performance has on user behaviour and ultimately the bottom line, we now have hard evidence that performance is as valuable as any other feature we build.

We’d like to share the simple, repeatable steps we’ve taken to achieve ‘screamingly fast’, including effective use of our CDN, minimising HTTP requests and effective caching everywhere and having as little data as possible is going over the wire.

Finally, we’d like to share details on how we’re utilising AWS and using real-time metrics to safely deploy many times a day while still ensuring our site stays up and our performance stays lightning fast! We’ll share the open source tools (including those we’ve written ourselves) that will help people get from nothing to something with very little effort and help make these concepts a part of their organisation.

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Time 11:20am12:00pm GMT

Date Thu 4th October 2012

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