Maximiliano Firtman

The Best of Velocity - Mobile Web & HTML5 Performance Optimization

Date: This event took place live on May 29 2012

Presented by: Maximiliano Firtman

Duration: Approximately 100 minutes.

Cost: Free

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In this two-part session by Maximiliano Firtman, you will learn in part-one How to deal with mobile browsers. Maximiliano discusess challenges on WPO measurement techniques over mobile browsers. How can we create accurate waterfall charts? Do emulators help? What about HTTP proxies? We are going to show live demos of HTTP waterfalls from mobile browsers and how to get them accurately.

In Part-two Maximiliano talks about WPO's impacting on mobile web. This session also gets into the well-known techniques for website's performance and how real mobile devices react to the most important ones. What are the big differences between desktop and mobile web performance? Why WPO has more impact on mobile environment? This session includes a brief overview about mobile web browsers today, what we should expect in this year and how to deal with pseudo-browsers, having millions of downloads at stores.

These sessions will get into real examples and their different behaviors in the most important mobile & tablet browsers, including platforms such as iOS, Android, webOS, BlackBerry, Symbian and other mid-end devices. We will see how new stuff in HTML5 and related-technologies can help our mobile websites to improve performance.

About Maximiliano Firtman

Firtman is a mobile and web developer, professor and founder of ITMaster Professional Training. He is Adobe Community Champion and author of many books, including "Programming the Mobile Web" published by O'Reilly Media in 2010 and the upcoming book "jQuery Mobile: Up and Running". He has a blog about mobile web development on

He is a professional in iOS development, mobile browsers, HTML5, mobile web 2.0, plus native Android and Java ME development.