Spotlight: Web Performance

2019-03-23 00:00:00 2019-03-24 00:00:00 America/Toronto Spotlight: Web Performance Web performance has come a long way. From how we once defined what web performance was, to the actual tools that we also once used to make said measurements. But this dark art has moved into the spotlight, as the near ubiquitous use of frameworks,… Toronto FITC Toronto



Like it or not, a huge part of modern web development involves the use of third-party providers: fonts, analytics, ads, tracking, and more all have an impact of performance, and can leave us (or, more worryingly, our visitors) susceptible to performance degradation.

In this talk, we’ll take a look at unruly or uninvited (third-)party guests: how to detect them, how to audit them, and how to manage them. We’ll also look at the different tools available to help us stress-test and quantify the overhead these third parties bring, and what that means for users and businesses alike.


To learn the risks—and defences—associated with the use of third-party scripts
and providers.

Target Audience

Web developers and marketing teams.

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Basic commercial front-end development

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. What risks third parties carry
  2. How severe can those risks be?
  3. How to measure and audit third party impact
  4. How to discuss third parties
  5. How to design and defend against them