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.)

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

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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.

About the Author

Colleen Miller is a journalist and social media specialist. She has more than two decades of writing and editing experience, with her most recent work dedicated to the online space. Colleen covers the data center industry, including topics such as modular, cloud and storage/big data.

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