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Tracking the Performance of the Web Over Time with the HTTP Archive

Have you ever thought about how your site’s performance compares to the web as a whole? Or maybe you’re curious how popular a particular web feature is. How much is too much JavaScript? The HTTP Archive has been keeping track of how the web is built since 2010. It enables you to find answers to questions about the state of the web past and present. Rick Viscomi, developer relations at Google, and Paul Calvano, web performance architect at Akamai, will explore how the HTTP Archive works, some of the ways people are using this dataset, and discuss some ways that Akamai has leveraged data within the HTTP Archive to help our customers. The session will include: (1) an intro to the HTTP Archive (what it does, how it works, who uses it, and how to get started quickly), and (2) case studies on compression research, third-party research, server analysis, and how to identify common performance errors across sites.

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