Bloating your code

Why are websites getting fatter?

Web obesity is becoming an epidemic. Websites have increased about 25 percent from a year ago, with today’s site averaging 2,162 KB. In the past five years, websites have grown 208 percent. If the web obesity epidemic continues, there is no telling what will happen.

HTTP optimisation

Deploying SPDY: 5 gotchas to consider

Optimising HTTP can be tricky. And that’s where SPDY comes in. Designed to reduce latency and increase security, Google’s web protocol can nicely fill the holes of HTTP.

Recorded in front of a live JAXConf audience

HTML5 Testing in All Browsers with Java

The biggest challenge in writing HTML5 applications is that your application must run on many platforms, ranging from old desktop browsers to cutting-edge mobile browsers. Each browser behaves nearly the same, but inconsistencies can lead to major bugs. Kevin Nilson, hardcore developer and VP of Engineering at, shows you how to leverage several open source Java tools to test your HTML5 apps in ALL browsers, including: TestSwarm, QUnit, Jenkins, Hudson,Oracle VM VirtualBox, GlassFish Server. Filming courtesy of