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How does this (http://37signals.com/svn/posts/3112-how-basecamp-next-got-to...) get to be number one, while this http://www.stevesouders.com/blog/2012/02/10/the-performance-... goes nowhere?

Are we upvoting simply by name recognition?

http://stevesouders.com/about.php

He only wrote the book on high performance web sites...

http://www.amazon.com/High-Performance-Web-Sites-Essential/d...




It's partly name recognition and partly novelty. The 37signals approach is unusual, while most competent front-end developers are already aware of the principles in Souders' post.


Sounders post is 5% halfheartedly evangelizing (maybe not-so) common knowledge and 95% reiterating his point about the split between frontend/backend time on fulfilling a request.

After reading it I'm pretty sure it could eliminate all but the last graph and be just as valuable at 1/4 the length. That he did a rather comprehensive evaluation is commendable, but I think the post loses track of its main point in favor of sailing the sea of data that was collected.




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