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Posted by Mike Gualtieri on June 2, 2012
It’s genetic. Humans want it faster. Evidence abounds: The Speedy Weeny microwave hot dog vending machine, Chuck Yeager’s sound barrier record, techno dance, and don’t forget the T-Mobile girl’s alter ego as a provocative motorcycle speed freak. Zoooom.
Diametrically Opposed Goals Make Achieving Blazing Fast Apps Hard
To survive in the Darwinian app store, mobile app developers must also provide more content and more features. This demand for more can quickly gobble up any increases in bandwidth, memory, and computing power - a mobile corollary of Parkinson’s law. So, developers can’t just rely on the T-Mobile girl or chip makers to make their apps faster.
You Need A Bag Of Blazing Fast Tricks
I have conducted assessments for Forrester clients to either solve performance issues or insure that none will occur. The biggest issues I’ve seen: lack of continuous performance testing and a myopic view of performance practices. It takes a bag of tricks to excel at performance:
Summary: Make it faster. Don't stop 'til you get enough...performance.
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