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Recent Activity (lol why is that your ID) No, I was adding to the point, that 100 ms for a homepage, becomes a lot more as you go deeper and the database queries get more complex. It can and DOES in real world applications bring this lag up to as much as 500-750ms, and then when you push that over the wire, its then additive to client side rendering lag. So you have people staring a white god damn screen for over a full second. Users do notice, and you are wrong. Not everyone has a machine that can run 3 vms of Crysis simultaneously, especially in office environments. That's great if you can save money on the backend too, good on you but the USER EXPERIENCE and how even small lags cause people to use alternatives that don't suck is the crux of Jeff's post, and I very much agree. Statistics show that people are not as stupid as you think. Google didn't become #1 because of their cute holiday banners, its because they were leaner and faster then the rest. TL:DR Optimization has many positives, we both feel strongly about different "ends" of those positives, so to speak.
Toggle Commented Jun 23, 2011 on Performance is a Feature at Coding Horror
@Meenakshi YESSSSSSSSSSSSSSSS IT DOES OMG. You browse the internet for both work and school, and site average being about 1/2 second slower then they need to be because of crappy programming, and negligence. How many sites do you go to a day? 20, 50, 100? lets take the 50 number. 50 X .5 = 25 seconds. A day. 25 x 7 = 175 a week. 175/60 = ~ 3 minutes give or take. 3 * 12 = 36 minutes a year. Again, is it the end of the world? No. But why should the web be a bloated piece of crap when local applications are almost instant? Jeff is right, the web can be much better. If you have a decently fast computer, and chrome, you can SEE when the server side is horribly unoptimized and bloated. Its obvious, and users do appreciate it. Why, because the problem is MAGNIFIED if the user machine is NOT fast. If they are on a work terminal with a single core p4 and a gig of ram, in winxp, and your site doesnt even load on my 3 ghz dual core with 4 gb ram, what do you think is gonna happen if they have client side rendering lag? It **ADDITIVE**. Web developers need to understand how important this is. Its beyond just niche power user stuff here, its a HUGE market share of people without the latest and greatest hardware, that think your site sucks. Fix it.
Toggle Commented Jun 21, 2011 on Performance is a Feature at Coding Horror
Jeff, Is it possible to hard limit wireless traffic using this firmware? In other words, all wireless has a maximum of 100k up and 500k down traffic, if the available bandwidth is 3.5mb/s Essentially I would like to have an asynchronous "lower teir" for any wireless users. This is something I have been wanting to do for a very long time on my network but can't because the linksys firmware has no options for this. Thanks.
Toggle Commented Sep 28, 2010 on Because Everyone Needs a Router at Coding Horror
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