List of performance books
2016-04-01 by Jeremy L. Wagner (4020 followers)
Web Performance in Action is your companion guide to making websites faster. Throughout the course of this book, you'll learn techniques that speed the delivery of your site's assets to the user, increase rendering speed, decrease the overall footprint of your site, as well as learn how to build a workflow that automates common optimization techniques. You'll also get a look at new technologies such as HTTP/2 that will take your website's speed from merely adequate to seriously fast.
2015-11-01 by Tammy Everts (5986 followers)
There are many excellent books about the technical aspects of web performance, but until now there’s been no clear source that outlines the bottom-line benefit of delivering a faster user experience. Time Is Money not only shows developers how to create a business case that they can present to a non-technical audience, but also helps executives understand the ROI of investing in faster web performance.
2015-10-27 by Rick Viscomi (4543 followers) | Andy Davies (6071 followers) | Marcel Duran (9 followers)
Learn basic and advanced uses of WebPagetest, the performance measurement tool for optimizing websites. This practical guide shows users new to this tool how run tests and interpret results, and helps experienced users gain a better and more thorough understanding of hidden features in WebPagetest that make testing easier.
2015-06-30 by Barbara Bermes (1124 followers)
A practical book on website performance for web developers, concentrating mainly on front-end performance improvement. It covers plenty of solid theory, but is also packed with useful, real world hints and tips that you can use on your sites today. Topics covered include: User experience, design and performance Measuring and monitoring performance Setting up a page weight budget Network and server improvements Optimizing images and video Optimizing scripts and third party content Lean DOM operations The book also comes with a handy “cheat sheet” summarizing many of the key tips contained within the book.
2015-05 by Ilya Grigorik (70717 followers)
The new HTTP/2 standard is finally here. Approved earlier this year, HTTP/2 adds a new binary framing layer that will help make applications faster, simpler, and more robust. This chapter from the new release of High Performance Browser Networking provides a brief look at this updated protocol and explains how it will reduce latency, minimize protocol overhead, and add support for request prioritization and server push.
2015-02 by Kyle Simpson (84528 followers)
2014-12 by Ian Molyneaux
Because performance is paramount today, this thoroughly updated guide shows you how to test mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before you deploy them—whether it’s to the cloud or a mobile device. You’ll learn the complete testing process lifecycle step-by-step, along with best practices to plan, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications.
2014-12 by Lara Callender Hogan (35797 followers)
As a web designer, you encounter tough choices when it comes to weighing aesthetics and performance. Good content, layout, images, and interactivity are essential for engaging your audience, and each of these elements have an enormous impact on page load time and the end-user experience. In this practical book, Lara Hogan helps you approach projects with page speed in mind, showing you how to test and benchmark which design choices are most critical.
2014-11-19 by Scott Jehl (17936 followers)
Responsive design has immeasurably improved multi-device, multi-browser visual layout—but it’s only the first step in building responsively. Learn how to turn a critical eye on your designs as you develop for new contexts (what does mobile really mean?) and screen features, speedy and lagging networks, and truly global audiences. Serve the right content across platforms, and tune for performance. Scott Jehl tackles those topics and more, ensuring that the sites and apps you build today last far into the future.
2014-11 by Tom Barker (360 followers)
Yes, you can use responsive web design to create high performance, compelling websites. With this practical book, author Tom Barker demonstrates that responsive design is not just a frontend-only approach, but also a philosophy for taking advantage of the entire web stack. Responsive design patterns and anti-patterns, derived from heavily used real-world sites, are guiding principles throughout the book.
2014-08-24 by Guy Podjarny (7349 followers)
Is Responsive Web Design (RWD) slowing your site down? It doesn’t have to. With this concise book, you’ll learn practical techniques for improving performance with RWD, including a default set of guidelines you can use as an easy starting point. Web performance researcher and evangelist Guy Podjarny walks you through several existing solutions for dealing with RWD performance problems, and offers advice for choosing optimizations that will be most useful for your needs.
2014-07 by Daniel Austin
Speed is money—and increasing web performance can have a significant bottom line impact. This practical guide introduces a new model for thinking about end-to-end performance that everyone, from developers to engineers and analyst, can readily understand. Whether you want to write faster applications, or ensure site is fast all the time, you’ll discover how to achieve performance in a new way. Learn how to identify, prioritize, and analyze problems, and then—most importantly—how to optimize performance.
2014-06 by Terrence Dorsey (466 followers)
Bigger screen real estate, high-density displays, ads, and automatically playing video add to the bloat, but tools and techniques that enable web developers to build complex sites quickly and easily are also part of the problem. Dorsey shows you how to measure site speed, assess page components, and optimize code to help reduce abandonment rates and make your site successful.
2014-01-11 by Chris Love (6750 followers)
High Performance Single Page Web Applications breaks through developers' confusion and preconceptions about building a modern SPA web application. The book uses a demonstration application based on popular mobile movie applications. The public Rotten Tomatoes API is consumed to dynamically build content on demand. localStorage is used to manage data and markup to improve application load times and responsiveness. Responsive design techniques drive optimal experiences for devices of all sizes.
2013-09 by Ilya Grigorik (70717 followers)
How prepared are you to build fast and efficient web applications? This eloquent book provides what every web developer should know about the network, from fundamental limitations that affect performance to major innovations for building even more powerful browser applications—including HTTP 2.0 and XHR improvements, Server-Sent Events (SSE), WebSocket, and WebRTC.
2012-11-28 by Peter Smith
2012-08-10 by Tim Kadlec (12670 followers)
New devices and platforms emerge daily. Browsers iterate at a remarkable pace. Faced with this volatile landscape we can either struggle for control or we can embrace the inherent flexibility of the web. Responsive design is not just another technique--it is the beginning of the maturation of a medium and a fundamental shift in the way we think about the web. Implementing Responsive Design is a discussion about how this affects the way we design, build, and think about our sites.
2012-06 by Stoyan Stefanov (18080 followers)
Performance is critical to the success of any website, and help with using today’s new tools is key. In this remarkable guide, 32 leading web performance experts offer practical tips, techniques, and advice for optimizing your site’s user experience.
2012-03 by Baron Schwartz (8625 followers) | Peter Zaitsev (38571 followers) | Vadim Tkachenko (3050 followers)
How can you bring out MySQL’s full power? With High Performance MySQL, you’ll learn advanced techniques for everything from designing schemas, indexes, and queries to tuning your MySQL server, operating system, and hardware to their fullest potential. This guide also teaches you safe and practical ways to scale applications through replication, load balancing, high availability, and failover.
2010-03 by Nicholas C. Zakas (56393 followers)
2009-06 by Steve Souders (33141 followers)
Performance is critical to the success of any web site, and yet today's web applications push browsers to their limits with increasing amounts of rich content and heavy use of Ajax. In this book, Steve Souders, web performance evangelist at Google and former Chief Performance Yahoo!, provides valuable techniques to help you optimize your site's performance.
2009-06-01 by Alistair Croll (25375 followers) | Sean Power (10748 followers)
Complete Web Monitoring demonstrates how to measure every aspect of your web presence -- including analytics, backend performance, usability, communities, customer feedback, and competitive analysis -- whether you're running an e-commerce site, a community, a media property, or a Software-as-a-Service company. This book's concrete examples, clear explanations, and practical recommendations make it essential for anyone who runs a website.
2008-07-01 by Andrew B. King
Remember when an optimized website was one that merely didn't take all day to appear? Times have changed. Today, website optimization can spell the difference between enterprise success and failure, and it takes a lot more know-how to achieve success. This book is a comprehensive guide to the tips, techniques, secrets, standards, and methods of website optimization.
2007-09 by Steve Souders (33141 followers)
Want your web site to display more quickly? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 25% to 50% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized, such as Yahoo! Search and the Yahoo! Front Page, were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines.
2002-03 by Patrick Killelea
As long as there's been a Web, people have been trying to make it faster. The maturation of the Web has meant more users, more data, more features, and consequently longer waits on the Web. Improved performance has become a critical factor in determining the usability of the Web in general and of individual sites in particular.Web Performance Tuning, 2nd Edition is about getting the best possible performance from the Web. This book isn't just about tuning web server software; it's also about streamlining web content, getting optimal performance from a browser, tuning both client and server hardware, and maximizing the capacity of the network itself.
by Andy Davies (6071 followers)
Web pages are getting larger and slower to load, and we seem to be relying on browser and network improvements to rescue us. Visitors have expectations that pages should be faster. By stretching their patience, there's a danger they will spend less time on our sites, visit fewer pages and buy less.