Archive for the 'facebook' Category

Remarkable React

Aug 26th, 2013

I gave a talk about React at BrazilJS few days ago. The “slides” are here. In this post I’ll go over what I said (more or less) at the beginning of the presentation. I hope to follow up with some more code. Disclaimer: I work at Facebook. But these are my thoughts. In fact, I […]

 

Here’s to a faster Recommendations plugin

May 5th, 2013

So I’ve been part of the quest of making all Facebook social plugins faster, even if it means rewriting them from scratch. After the Send plugin, Like button (perf optimizations described here), Follow plugin, Facepile and Likebox (perf details here), now you have a faster Recommendations plugin. The techniques used to make it faster are […]

 

C3PO: Common 3rd-party objects

Feb 18th, 2013

Problem: too much JavaScript in your page to handle 3rd party widgets (e.g. Like buttons) Possible solution: a common piece of JavaScript to handle all third parties’ needs What JavaScript? If you’ve read the previous post, you see that the most features in a third party widget are possible only if you inject JavaScript from […]

 

Social button BFFs

Sep 27th, 2011

TL;DR: Loading JavaScript asynchronously is critical for the performance of your web app. Below is an idea how to do it for the most common social buttons out there so you can make sure these don’t interfere with the loading of the rest of your content. After all people need to see your content first, […]

 

Performance job offers

Jan 28th, 2010

I’m sure quite a few of you my fellow readers are crazy about web performance. And if you’re seeking new challenges, timing can’t be any better. Below are three excellent opportunities in three of the most high-traffic sites on the planet. Yahoo! Search is hiring a senior performance engineer. Yep, you’ll be working with me […]

 

LA Web devs meetup at Yahoo

Jul 23rd, 2007

So there is this group of local LA web developers that meet every month or so to meet and discuss what’s up. More about/join the group here. This month Yahoo will be hosting the meetup in the Santa Monica office (my workplace), it’s actually tomorrow, so if you’re in LA, don’t miss the opportunity for […]