.NET Rocks!

Kent Alstad Makes Javascript Perform

Episode #644 Thursday, March 10, 2011

Carl and Richard talk to Kent Alstad about the state of Javascript today. Kent admits that he has fallen in love with Javascript of late, that the newest browsers make Javascript incredibly fast and powerful. The conversation digs into how to keep Javascript fast, which is primarily focused on downloading the right bytes at the right time - when in doubt, delay! Kent is down in the nitty gritty of web site performance, his insight on what to do to make things go faster will blow your mind.


Kent Alstad

Kent Alstad is principle or contributing author on all of Strangeloop's pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded, Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, that he sold to Discovery Software in 2001. In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. "Port View", an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as "Best Administrative System" at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition. Kent holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Calgary.


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