Performance: The 3rd Party and More

Guy Podjarny @akamai

Wed, November 06, 2013

Performance: The 3rd Party and More

Almost every site on the internet today serves 3rd-party assets and code - jQuery, analytics, trackers, share buttons, ads - from both their own servers and others - cloud providers, dedicated hardware, CDNs, google hosting. These third parties can have a significant effect on performance, delaying the load event, deferring actions, and being a single point of failure beyond your control. We'll be discussing techniques to work with these limitations, as well as a wider discussion on the latest in the world of web performance.

Guy Podjarny, or Guypo for short, is a web performance researcher and evangelist, constantly chasing the elusive instant web. Guy is the Chief Technology Officer (CTO) of Akamai’s Web Experience business unit, dealing with everything fast browsing and mobile. Guy was previously the co-founder and CTO of, acquired by Akamai in 2012.

Guy focuses heavily on Mobile Web Performance and Front-End Optimization, is a fan of large scale tests using real world websites, and regularly digs into the guts of mobile browsers. Guy is also the author of Mobitest, a free mobile measurement tool, and contributes to various open source tools.

Before digging into performance, Guy spent a decade working on Web Application Security, and more specifically the first Web App Firewall (AppShield) and the market leading Web Application Security scanner (AppScan).

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