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



Performance is critical. Yet it often feels like developers are forced to choose between powerful JavaScript frameworks with significant performance drawbacks or high-performance apps that require a huge amount of custom coding. For the average developer, this can be overwhelming. We operate with time and budget constraints. “I want to care about performance, but where do I start? How do I prioritize it?”

This talk will overview the performance challenges of building in the modern web landscape, current approaches to tackling those challenges, and how we can lower the barrier to entry to make these techniques more accessible.


To familiarize with the challenge and solutions landscape of building for performance on the modern web.

Target Audience

Front-end developers and teams

Assumed Audience Knowledge

Front-end development fundamentals

Five Things Audience Members Will Learn

  1. Performance challenges and considerations when building in a JavaScript-heavy ecosystem
  2. Strategies for building high-performance static web apps
  3. Static assets do not mean a static app
  4. How to leverage existing tools to capitalize on the collective knowledge of the open source community
  5. How user experience can benefit from a smooth developer experience