We’re all interested in speed, especially when it comes to the applications that we use and love every single day.
If we can eek out a little more performance we’ll either demand it from those that have created it or here it from our passionate users who can’t stand waiting.
This is a good thing, generally speaking, as there are few things more irritating than waiting for something to load, whatever it is. It doesn’t apply to everything (like waiting for my oil change to be complete – frick, that takes forever) but in web it’s a problem to be solved.
This is where this developing free eBook comes into play, The Book of Speed, is a developing content-driven resource on the business, psychology, and technology of high-performance web apps.
I haven’t read through the entire thing yet but the cursory few chapters are awesome. It’s free and you can actually get it via GitHub too.
Originally concepted by Stoyan Stefanov it’s been a great resource for many people already. Take a look and perhaps you can get a few tips out of it.