Two first time web performance authors that blew me away

My company’s websites are not fully optimized (although not nearly as bad as some of our competitors!).

I decided to invest some time into diving deeper into the art of performance optimization with two courses:

Tracking Real World Web Performance by Nik Molnar

I didn’t expect too much from this because I’d already seen the web perf courses by Robert and Kyle and the title suggested there would be a lot of overlap. I was stunned to find that about 98% of the course was entirely new to me, full of concepts and examples I had no previous notion of. The course is super concise, less than 2 hours long with 0% fluff and 100% solid info.

Check out some exciting resources here:
http://nikcodes.com/tracking-web-perf/

I also recommend following his blog, there is a ton of useful information on it.

ASP.NET Bundling, Minification and Resource Optimization by Travis Gosselin

I wasn’t sure if it was going to be worth my time at first because its over 4 hours long and I was already “up and running” with bundling and minification. However, there is so much more to it than just the basics, and what I didn’t know is System.Web.Optimization can be used for a whole lot more than just performance improvements. I am now finally getting rid of those ugly multi language string arrays in my JavaScript code. Instead they are going into .resx files where they should have been all along.

Both Nik and Travis are first time Pluralsight authors, but don’t come across that way at all. I very much hope to see more courses from them soon.

Further Reading
Tracking Real World Web Performance
ASP.NET Bundling, Minification and Resource Optimization

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