Earlier this month, I had the pleasure of talking about the next iteration of Yahoo's performance tool YSlow at a conference organized by CSDN in Beijing. While YSlow 2.0 is still under development, it was a great opportunity to share the excitement about the upcoming release and also talk to people who are actually using the current version in their daily development life. We wanted to get a sense of whether we're headed in the right direction.
CSDN stands for China Software Developers Network: a vibrant online community with over 3 million members who create about a million forum posts and 50,000 technology articles, every month. The network runs on an in-house community platform allowing members to join discussions and forums, run blogs, chat, get personal hosting, personalized search and recommendations. The community recognizes and honors contributions through a rating system that rewards the best content with greater visibility. In addition to the online community, CSDN has a book publishing house, prints China's authoritative IT technology magazine Programmer, and provides training and talent recruiting services.
Needless to say it was a great experience to meet and talk to the Chinese developers and answer their challenging questions about YSlow and OOJS. And then again, how can you not like a conference that opens in the spirit of the 2008 Beijing Olympics - with cheerleaders!
Performance guy / YSlow 2.0 architect