HTTP vs HTTPS performance comparison

Google recently announced that they will be starting to use HTTPS as a ranking signal in their search algorithms. This means that websites that serve traffic over HTTPS with secure, encrypted connections will be slightly favoured over those websites that don't. During Google I/O, there was a big push…

Web Page Performance - Profiling paint times

I recently attended the Facebook Mobile Developers Conference in London. Throughout the day, there were a load of great talks, but the one that really stuck out for me was a performance talk entitled "Making m.facebook.com fast". It was all about how Facebook constantly strive to…

Compiling LINQ queries for improved performance

I've been using Linq to Sql for quite a while now, and here and there I have heard of compiling your Linq queries mentioned. Now I know that this feature has been around for a while in terms of .net, but I have never actually got round to using it.…