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Barker, Tom 1977-

Works: 12 works in 51 publications in 2 languages and 2,179 library holdings
Roles: Author, Reviewer
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Most widely held works by Tom Barker
Pro JavaScript performance : monitoring and visualization by Tom Barker( )

8 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 464 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Performance is a hugely important area of web development. If your site runs slowly, users are going to leave, and the problem only grows as your site gets more popular. This text gives you the tools you need to keep your sites smooth and responsive no matter how many users you have. Best practices are changing or becoming redefined continually because of changes and optimizations at the interpreter level, and differences in system configuration, and network speeds. This is exacerbated by the quickened release schedule that most browsers have adopted. Just as important as following best practices is the ability to measure your own performance, so that you can adjust as times change, and so that you can note the subtle nuances in your own code and define your own best practices by your own observations
Pro data visualization using R and JavaScript by Tom Barker( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 436 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript makes the R language approachable, and promotes the idea of data gathering and analysis. You'll see how to use R to interrogate and analyze your data, and then use the D3 JavaScript library to format and display that data in an elegant, informative, and interactive way. You will learn how to gather data effectively, and also how to understand the philosophy and implementation of each type of chart, so as to be able to represent the results visually. With the popularity of the R language, the art and practice of creating data visualizations is no longer the preserve of mathematicians, statisticians, or cartographers. As technology leaders, we can gather metrics around what we do and use data visualizations to communicate that information. Pro Data Visualization using R and JavaScript combines the power of the R language with the simplicity and familiarity of JavaScript to display clear and informative data visualizations. Gathering and analyzing empirical data is the key to truly understanding anything. We can track operational metrics to quantify the health of our products in production. We can track quality metrics of our projects, and even use our data to identify bad code. Visualizing this data allows anyone to read our analysis and easily get a deep understanding of the story the data tells
Advanced Flex 4 by Shashank Tiwari( )

2 editions published in 2010 in English and held by 404 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

AdvancED Flex 4 makes advanced Flex 4 concepts and techniques easy. Ajax, RIA, Web 2.0, mashups, mobile applications, the most sophisticated web tools, and the coolest interactive web applications are all covered with practical, visually oriented recipes. Completely updated for tools¡new to¡Flex 4 Demonstrates how to use Flex 4 to create robust and scalable enterprise-grade rich Internet applications Teaches you to build high-performance web applications with interactivity that really engages your users
Foundation Version Control for Web Developers by Chris Kemper( )

1 edition published in 2012 in English and held by 320 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundation Version Control for Web Developers explains how version control works, what you can do with it and how. Using a friendly and accessible tone, you will learn how to use the three leading version control systems--Subversion, Git and Mercurial--on multiple operating systems. The history and integral concepts of version control are covered so that you will gain a thorough understanding of the subject, and why it should be used to manage all changes in web development projects. This book covers the valuable knowledge and transferable skills that will enable you use one of the three leading systems as well as easily switch to new systems that will arise in the workplace. Topics covered include: How to choose the correct software for your needs. Creating and working with repositories. Understanding trunks, branches, hooks, conflicts and merging. Setting up respository servers and integrating with Apache. Using Terminal, and understanding alternatives. Foundation Version Control for Web Developers is a concise beginner's course for designer and developer alike. Even if you have no prior knowledge of version control, this book will provide you with the knowledge to fully manage projects from start to finish, ensuring your projects are as seamless and successful as you need them to be
High performance responsive design : building faster sites across devices by Tom Barker( )

22 editions published between 2014 and 2015 in 3 languages and held by 307 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Responsive Web Design (RWD) requires a more abstract way of responding to a user's behavior and environment. There's a delicate balance between designing for a user's context and insuring that the performance of the design is not weighed down by special elements ... Tom Barker, a software engineer, solutions architect, and technical manager, shows you how to create website designs that are both high performing and compelling for the context of the user. RWD's dirty secret today is how bloated everyone's implementations are. Many developers are loading sites full of the styles, images, and JavaScript for all of their break points - and designers are starting to complain about RWD's performance implications. This book will help you build a site that reaches top performance on all platforms
Understanding web performance by Tom Barker( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Among the many key performance indicators discussed in high-level executive meetings, one is rarely included: web performance. Yet, this particular metric is critical for tracking positive customer experience as well as the success of your digital transformation process. In this report, Tom Barker—Senior Director of Software Engineering and Development at Comcast—discusses concrete steps you can take as a business leader to elevate the status of web performance in your organization. Customers are ruthless when it comes to assessing sites. Even if you think your application is functioning just fine, the mere perception of poor performance will cause customers to go elsewhere. This report outlines the importance of web performance and explains how your involvement as an executive can help spark company-wide involvement in this valuable process. You’ll explore how to: Set annual goals for creating and maintaining performance service-level agreements (SLAs) Identify champions in the company who can serve as grass roots organizers driving web performance Implement tactical changes to help your organization achieve web performance goals Evaluate the current performance of your application and identify areas that need improvement Invest in an application performance management (APM) platform to administer the maintenance of your SLA
The frontend's high performance responsive design by Tom Barker( )

1 edition published in 2017 in English and held by 47 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Yes, you can use responsive web design to create high performance, compelling websites. With this practical book, author Tom Barker demonstrates that responsive design is not just a frontend-only approach, but also a philosophy for taking advantage of the entire web stack. Responsive design patterns and anti-patterns, derived from heavily used real-world sites, are guiding principles throughout the book
Web performance and the customer experience by Tom Barker( )

2 editions published between 2017 and 2018 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

IT executives in companies undergoing digital transformation have many stakeholders. Business units stress online sales, conversions, and self-service, while product owners push for new online features and products. Each group has its own key performance indicators (KPIs) for tracking progress. Yet, one leading indicator essential to the success of all of these other metrics—web performance—is often neglected. Yet it’s the one area IT professionals directly control. In this article, professor and Comcast engineer Tom Barker explains how poor application performance can hinder your company’s digital transformation. Customers quick to abandon slow-loading applications can be left with the impression that your site’s problems are indicative of other offerings. You’ll learn tips for addressing web performance on a large scale, including the recruitment of internal and external champions to help you set up processes and best practices for improving and maintaining your application’s day-to-day performance
Full stack web performance by Tom Barker( )

2 editions published in 2017 in English and held by 46 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

DevOps has been around for nearly a decade, yet many production teams have only just begun to migrate their products from physical data centers to cloud platforms. If your company is contemplating a move to DevOps, there are many factors to consider besides the ease and speed of deployment. Your ideas of web performance and capacity planning will also change, along with your role in the production process. This report explains how web performance fits into the modern landscape of a cross-functional DevOps team. Author Tom Barker, Senior Director of Software Engineering and Development at Comcast, shows you how to achieve quick performance wins by taking a holistic, full stack view of your web application. Web developers, DevOps engineers, engineering managers, and architects will learn how to approach issues that affect the client-side, infrastructure, and operations capabilities of your application. Client-side: use tools to test your application speed and capture real user metrics around client-side performance Infrastructure: leverage a content delivery network (CDN) to shorten the route between application servers and your users Operations: monitor your application and debug performance issues in production with an Application Performance Management (APM) tool Next steps: Get free trials of CDNs and APMs before committing to any provider
Foundation Website creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by Jonathan Lane( )

6 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 32 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

JavaScript can be used to make your website easier and more interesting to use. This book provides information on appropriate uses of this technology and introduces the concepts of JavaScript programming. You'll also see how JavaScript works as part of the much-hyped technique Ajax, and in turn, where Ajax fits into the wider Web 2.0 picture. While a website is being built, it needs to be tested across multiple browsers and platforms to ensure that the site works for all users, regardless of ability or disability, and this book explains how best to accomplish these tasks. Then, it discusses the process of launching and maintaining the site so that it will continue to work for all its users throughout its life cycle. Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript concludes by covering server-side technologies, acting as a guide to the different options available. With insights from renowned experts such as Jason Fried of 37signals, Daniel Burka of Digg and Pownce, and Chris Messina of Citizen Agency, Foundation Website Creation with CSS, XHTML, and JavaScript provides invaluable information applicable to every web project -- regardless of size, scope, or budget
Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript by Joe Lewis( )

2 editions published in 2012 in English and held by 27 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Foundation Website Creation with HTML5, CSS3, and JavaScript shows the entire process of building a website. This process involves much more than just technical knowledge, and this book provides all the information you'll need to understand the concepts behind designing and developing for the Web, as well as the best means to deliver professional results based on best practices. Of course, there is far more to building a successful website than knowing a little Hypertext Markup Language (HTML). The process starts long before any coding takes place, and this book introduces you to the agile dev
What is web performance? by Tom Barker( )

1 edition published in 2018 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

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