Speeding up without slowing down (May 2018)

At FT we built one of the world’s fastest media websites, and release to production dozens of times a day. But the architectural and organisational decisions aimed at allowing us to deliver reliable features quickly and consistently don’t always fit neatly with the desire to optimise performance.

In this warts-and-all talk, you’ll learn

  • how we build FT.com
  • how a highly componentised, microservices stack with a rapid release cycle can sometimes get in the way of performance
  • some ideas for working around these obstacles
  • that web performance is hard, and no-one’s perfect

  • Slides
  • Video

Speeding up without slowing down (November 2017)

At FT we built one of the world’s fastest media websites, and release to production dozens of times a day. But the architectural and organisational decisions aimed at allowing us to deliver reliable features quickly and consistently don’t always fit neatly with our desire to optimise performance.

In this warts-and-all talk, you’ll learn

  • how we build FT.com
  • how a highly componentised, microservices stack with a rapid release cycle can sometimes get in the way of performance
  • some ideas for working around these obstacles
  • that web performance is hard, and no-one’s perfect

  • Slides
  • Video

Where are the comments? (December 2016)

Data and performance tradeoffs on FT.com