Just finished reading "Web Performance in Action". Really useful book, I learned some new tricks. pic.twitter.com/SkGm751AOM— Mario Carrion (@mariocarrion) May 26, 2017
Web Performance in Action is one of the most useful books I’ve read this year, its relevance to my job and the fact that it is a recent one make it a really valuable and relevant reading. I learned a bunch of new tricks that already made the difference when building new Web Services. Although I specialize in Backend and Web APIs, the content described in the book is still very useful.
Web Performance in Action is definitely a must for all people working on Web Services, this includes the Sysadmins in charge of the Web Servers and obviously the programmers behind the code using those Web Servers. I may read like a broken record but it is indeed a book that has to be read by everybody building software that uses Web Browsers for interacting with users.
My personal takeaways:
- img’s srcset
- Flash of Invisible Text and Flash of Unstyled Content
- Native alternatives to jQuery functions
- Making your Web Service work offline.
- HTTP/1 and HTTP/2 best practices and how to deliver HTTP/2 while having HTTP/1 compatibility.