Nate Berkopec: Why You Should Treat Performance Problems as Bugs

EP-025 | September 30, 2019 | 32:08

Please tune in to this enlightening episode of Maintainable, where we're joined by Nate Berkopec, Owner and Ruby on Rails consultant at Speedshop. This episode is a deep dive into the world of software performance, specifically honing in on Ruby on Rails.

Nate kicks things off by walking us through the intricacies of measuring software performance. It's not just about numbers; it's an art and science, especially in the Ruby on Rails ecosystem. He shares his insights and experiences, making this complex topic accessible and engaging.

But wait, there's more! We also delve into the murky waters of modern JavaScript frameworks. Nate uncovers some unanticipated problems that these frameworks can bring to the table. It's an eye-opener for anyone who's ever been dazzled by the latest and greatest in JavaScript land.

One of the juiciest parts of our discussion revolves around how teams assess the value of performance optimization. It's not always about speed; sometimes, it's about the value it brings to the table. And here's a thought-provoking twist: Nate suggests we start looking at performance problems as bugs. Yep, you heard that right – not just glitches, but full-blown bugs!

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