The Need for Speed: Velocity 2013
Arvind Jain, senior engineering director at Google, tells the packed auditorium about the improvements in speed of the Web in recent years. Since Chrome launched in 2008, JavaScript performance has become 20 times faster, and in the last year, JavaScript has become 57 percent faster on mobile apps. (Photo: Colleen Miller.)

The Need for Speed: Velocity 2013

Velocity 2013, an O'Reilly conference that focuses on making the Web stronger and faster, convened this week in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA. Speakers from the world of mega-scale computing shared insights, and end-users shared use cases of how they increased web performance.

Arvind Jain, senior engineering director at Google

Arvind Jain, senior engineering director at Google, tells the packed auditorium about the improvements in speed of the Web in recent years. Since Chrome launched in 2008, JavaScript performance has become 20 times faster, and in the last year, JavaScript has become 57 percent faster on mobile apps. (Photo: Colleen Miller.)

Velocity 2013, an O'Reilly conference that focuses on making the Web stronger and faster, convened this week in the Santa Clara Convention Center in Santa Clara, CA.

The multi-day event featured speakers with experience in speeding up web sites and mobile apps, while the exhibit hall was filled with vendors who provide tools and hardware to support speedy and reliable infrastructure.

For scenes from the action, see Highlights from Velocity 2013.

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