Our February Meetup will feature a talk from Sergey Chernyshev, organizer of the New York Web Performance Meetup group, who'll discuss the differences between performance and scalability.
Creating scalable web sites that can handle many simultaneous requests and still provide fast experience for each user is hard. Historically, the industry was not differentiating Scalability and Performance, but with emergence of front-end engineering, new field of Web Performance Optimization was born and it became critical to approach them separately. Sergey Chernyshev will compare these two directions of web engineering and describe the differences between them, he will also cover current performance trends and describe different approaches to take in order to measure and analyze Web Performance in comparison to traditional methods that are successfully used to test scalability of web systems.
Sergey Chernyshev (@sergeyche) is the creator of Show Slow, web performance enthusiast, open source hacker and web addict. He works at truTV (Turner) as Technical Director of Web Systems and Application Development technically overseeing web development and operations for company's web properties.
Sergey also organizes New York Web Performance Meetup Group, local community of performance geeks and helps kick-start groups about Web Performance around the world. He often speaks on performance-related topics at various local New York events.