Our core applications were built nearly 7 years ago, and gained features everyday over that period of time. As you can imagine, performance started to suffer. Since we’re on the product page of major retailers, we knew that this wouldn’t stand. I was tasked with re-thinking our solution with performance at the forefront of our architectural and deployment strategies. I attacked three different types of performance at varying levels of depth.
Bazaarvoice has a developer blog that I sometimes write for, so I wrote an article on Third Party Front-end Performance. Normally I don’t just link across, but I think this information is actually fairly applicable to a large chunk of developers. So check it out. Feel free to comment either place. Part 2 and 3 to come.