Book recommendation: High Performance Web Sites

High Performance Web Sites

While I’m on a roll here with praise for Firebug and YSlow, I have to point out a great book on performance tuning for web applications or web sites: High Performance Web Sites, by Steve Souders.

This is one of the best books I have ever read on performance work for web applications, especially because of all of the research that Steve did while working as Chief Performance Engineer at Yahoo! He has since moved on to Google to continue his performance research there.

YSlow is a Firefox extension that is integrated with Firebug that analyzes your web pages and recommends improvements. This book discusses the 14 rules for great performance that are used by YSlow.

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