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Intro to front end ops

Ryan McVeigh

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Intro to Front End Ops

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Ryan McVeigh

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What is Front-End Ops?

“Front-End Ops is the collection of things you can do to make serving web pages easier.”

-Alex Sexton

Make the computers do the work.
So you can focus on your product.

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Speed is the Metric that we measure by.

  • Speed of the application
  • Speed of the tools
  • Speed of the development

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Why do FEOps on top of your regular job?

  • Mature FEOps benefits the people who don't have time to think about this stuff.
  • The less work you have to do when performing repetitive tasks the easier your job becomes and the fewer mistakes you’ll make performing these tasks yourself.
  • If done well FEOps will increase your app and development performance.

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Front-end Tooling is on The Rise

npm

254 modules per day

133831 modules 
(as of 03/20/15)

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FEOps Tools

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Basic Automation Tools

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Yeoman

THE WEB'S SCAFFOLDING TOOL FOR MODERN WEBAPPS

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Yeoman

generator-drupal-theme

A Yeoman generator to create Drupal themes. This is also built to create sub-themes of Zen, Omega, Aurora, Mothership, or your own custom theme.

iamcarrico

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Yeoman

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Basic Automation Tools

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Grunt

The JavaScript Task Runner

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Grunt

With 4,430* registered plugins to choose from, you can use Grunt to automate just about anything with a minimum amount of effort.

*as of 03/20/15

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Grunt

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Basic Automation Tools

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Gulp

The streaming build system

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Gulp

A newer nodejs based task runner with 1401* plugins. Gulp uses streams that pipe your files through a series of actions then outputs it in a specified location.

*as of 03/18/15

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Gulp

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Basic Automation Tools

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Bower

A package manager for the web

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Bower

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FEOps Tools

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Common Testing Tools

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CasperJS

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Common Testing Tools

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FEOps Tools

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Performance Tools

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High Performance Browser Networking

 

By Ilya Grigorik

 

What every web developer should know about networking and web performance

Performance Tools

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Performance Tools

Breaking the 1000ms Time to Glass Mobile Barrier

 

By Ilya Grigorik

 

  • One request

  • Inline

  • Defer the rest

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Performance Tools

 

High Performance Drupal

 

By Jeff Sheltren, Naraya Newton & Nathaniel Catchpole

 

This comprehensive guide provides best practices, examples, and in-depth explanations for solving several performance and scalability issues.

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Handy Modules

Fastclick          Speedy          Picture          Assetic

 

CDN         CSS Embedded Images         Purge

 

Borealis          Varnish          Expire          Cache Actions

 

CacheTags         MemCache          Views Cache Bully

 

and many many more.

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More Resources

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Ryan McVeigh

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