London Open Source Jam 17
One of the present ones, Simon Stewart, talked about how can we measure things, using Firebug and Speed Tracer to break down client-side latency, two of the most important and interesting tools related to this topic.
Another member of the team, Matt Godbolt revealed several tips for those who want to make speedy Android apps. Tim Cox had a five minutes presentation about the “Rant at Speed”, which covered everything from CPU cache latency to the speed of light.
Glyn Wintle exposed the top five mistakes made by web developers when they talk about computer security. He launched some issues to discuss, such as “How to break into a computer fast” to emphasize changes that must be made for developers not to repeat those mistakes. You can try some of these tricks using the Google Gruyere codelab.
Ade Oshineye presented an interesting plan for “Making it faster” and Mike Mahemoff talked about speeding up web applications using the new shiny features from HTML5 and exposed some similarities and differences between the web applications and the web pages. Paul Downey based his presentation on an overview of TiddlyWiki and TiddlySpace.
Squirrel chatted about the Performance Secrets and Matthew Wild spoke about Prosody and XMPP server written in Lua, which he considers as being a great language. Apart from this, he also showed how his continuous build generated annotated performance graphs.
George Cox came with the proposal of a need for making operational changes at speed and Luca Colantonio presented his experiences initiating txty.mobi, a web application for sending SMS messages using the Android phone.
Tom Quick talked about the open source he used to develop GlastoTag using Redis as a storage layer and how he discovered that using Django he has speeded up their development process.
Finally, Jag, Open Source Jam’s favorite, made an overview of several of the performance decisions he made when he developed Din. Check out the mailing list or the Jam site to find out more about the next Jam.11