Practical Performance Tips to Make Your HTML/JavaScript Faster

Want to maximize the performance of your modern websites and apps with JavaScript and HTML5? This Web Wednesdays course has the practical strategies, tips, and tricks you need, along with helpful demos and best practice guidelines.

Join a team of experts for a detailed look at how to write fast JavaScript. Explore the fundamentals of web performance, tools for monitoring and measuring JavaScript/HTML speed, and techniques to optimize media usage. Plus, get a look at memory and UI performance in a game case study, and see how to structure markup efficiently.

Course Outline:

  • Web Performance 101
  • Tools and Measurement
  • Web Performance: Strategies and Principles
  • Write Fast JavaScript
  • Case Study: Casual Game Performance Tuning
Instructor Team
Doris Chen | Microsoft Senior Technology Evangelist | @doristchen

Doris Chen is a Senior Technology Evangelist at Microsoft for the Western region of the United States, specializing in web technologies (HTML5, jQuery, JavaScript, Ajax, and Java). She received her PhD from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA) in computer engineering, specializing in medical informatics. Doris has more than 18 years of experience in the software industry, working in several open source web tier technologies, Java platform, .NET, and distributed computing technologies.

Doris has developed and delivered more than 400 keynotes, technical sessions, and trainings worldwide. She represents Microsoft at numerous international conferences and user groups, including O'Reilly OSCON, Fluent, Dev Nexus, HTML5 Dev Conference, WebVisions, JavaOne, SD Forum, HTML5 and JavaScript meetups, and worldwide User Groups. Doris works to create and foster the open source community around Java, NetBeans, Glassfish, and related technologies. Before joining Microsoft, she was a Technology Evangelist at Sun Microsystems. Find her online on her blog.

John-David Dalton | Microsoft Program Manager | @jdalton
​John-David Dalton is a Program Manager at Microsoft, working on the Chakra JavaScript engine, helping to make web applications, animations, and games run faster and smoother in Internet Explorer. He is also the creator of Lo-Dash, co-maintainer of jsPerf and Benchmark.js, and a contributor to other open source projects to help developers be more productive and to write better JavaScript.
Christopher Harrison | Microsoft Content Developer | @GeekTrainer

Christopher Harrison is a self-proclaimed geek with a passion for development and educating others. He got his first introduction to technology when his father brought home a VIC-20, graduated to a Commodore 64, and kept growing from there. Christopher parlayed that into a long career as a Microsoft Certified Trainer (MCT), with a focus on .NET development, SharePoint, and SQL Server. When offered the opportunity to become a Content Developer at Microsoft, he just couldn't resist and he made the jump.

Live Event Details
February 25, 2015
9am–5pm PST
What: Fast-paced live virtual session
Cost: Free
Audience: Experienced Web Developers

You should have a basic understanding of JavaScript and web technologies. Also, be sure you have installed Windows 8.1 and are using Internet Explorer 11.