Thomas Fuchs
Hi, I'm Thomas Fuchs. I'm the author of Zepto.js, of script.aculo.us, and I'm a Ruby on Rails core alumnus. With Amy Hoy I'm building cheerful software, like Freckle Time Tracking and Every Time Zone and write books like Retinafy.me.
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JavaScript Rocks! Performance ebook is final

September 24th, 2009

Our book is ready for your download pleasure! And it’s packed full of info on all the tricks we use to make our apps and sites fast and snappy.

Co-written by Amy Hoy and me, it’s over 300 pages and is actually three books and our DOM Monster, a bookmarklet-based cross-browser performance evaluation tool.

Part 1: Dude, Where’s My Performance?

Get started with knowing what this is all about, why it is important and how to measure performance and master all the tools.

Part 2: Loadtime, or, The Land of Unicorn Tears

Loadtime is a sad time, a time of of enormous, slow-loading assets; of maxed-out request queues; of bloated, waddling DOMs. Of limp white screens. Most of the world’s worst web performance woes? They live and breed in Loadtime.

Part 3: Runtime, Cuz Tuning Loops Is Hardcore

See how to write slicker, sexier, faster JavaScript from the get-go. Micro-optimize without being premature. Learn the kinds of ridiculous optimization tactics that Gentoo tuner boys can only dream of. And yes, we’re teaching you how to unroll loops.

We’re totally framework-agnostic, so everything’s applicable to any and all JavaScript code out there! Whether you use Prototype, or jQuery or dojo, you’ll find that our tuning tricks can help speed things up!

And… introducing…. the… DOM Monster! See for yourself!

We’ve an introductory price for the first 500 copies we sell of $39, after that it will go up to $49!

P.S. After the great success of our JavaScript Master Class in Washington, DC, we’ve decided to do a Master Class in Europe, too. We’ll announce details soon!