Author: Nicholas C. Zakas
Publisher: Yahoo Press,2010
Pros: An in-depth approach to optimisation
Cons: Tendency to obsessive detail
Reviewed by: Ian Elliot
There is nothing truly new in this book but it is nice to have it all collected together in one place. At the end of the day however, apart from non-blocking and optimised downloading of scripts, I'm not convinced that you need to be too obsessive about optimisation. Most of the time the differences are slight - unless the problem code is in a loop which multiplies any inefficiencies by the number of times it loops.
With these slight reservations the book is still highly recommended.