Experiments in Caching and Optimization

Session Speaker(s): 
Sunday, November 9 2014
Room: Mushroom Kingdom
Time: 2:30pm - 3:30pm

Speed Up your site!

But don’t take my word for it.

We’ll do a series of experiments, comparing an uncached speed test to start, and then get faster and faster via optimization. Watch as we employ various methods to speed up your site, with benchmarks to prove it!

Inspired in part by the recent session at DrupalCon Amsterdam, Render Caching in Drupal 7 and 8 (https://amsterdam2014.drupal.org/session/render-caching-drupal-7-and-8) that revealed how:

“With render_cache it will be possible to really just rebuild the parts of the site that have changed, which will make even authenticated user pages very fast” and why you can “never worry again about content expiration.”

We’ll conduct a series of experiments in caching and optimization using Varnish, Facebook Big Pipe, render_cache, and more.

We’ll also take a look at considerations in striking a balance between speed and performance and fresh, dynamic content, looking at a few tips and tricks to take total control of your caching.

You’ll walk away from this session ready to apply several techniques to make your sites faster and resources to get you on your way to even further optimization.

Get inspired and do it yourself!

And we'll have fun!