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Case Study: Massive performance wins at

October 26 10:15 AM-11:00 AM

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Over the past year, Last Call Media has been working with the development team at Massachusetts Digital Services on improving the stability and performance of the platform.  One phase of this journey was to realize some massive performance gains on both the front and the back end of the site.  In the first part of this session, we’ll talk about the backend performance, discussing:

  • How we used Blackfire and New Relic to identify issues

  • What the biggest performance drains were, along with graphs to show the impact.

  • Cacheability tips for high-traffic Drupal 8 sites.


Then, we’ll go on to talk about the front end performance gains we’ve made (25% improvement), discussing:

  • Why it matters, even for a site that has no direct competition.

  • How we used Google Analytics and SpeedCurve to identify issues and make sure we were making progress.

  • What the biggest front-end performance drains were.


Finally, we’ll talk about the organizational aspect of performance - how we’ve been working to foster a culture of performance that should remain even after our engagement is completed.

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