Nate
Makes
Apps
Fast

Nate
Makes
Apps
Fast

Nate Makes Apps Fast

I make Ruby apps faster -
across the entire stack.

I've worked for several startups, including Craft Coffee (YC S14), Unwind Me (YC S14), Scaffold (500 Startups), Branch (now a division of Facebook) and many others. I'm a contributor to several open source projects, such as Ruby on Rails and Sentry. I recently gave a talk at GORUCO on Turbolinks.

But I'm not just a freelance programmer. I have a business degree - not a computer science degree. I appeared on Shark Tank, ABC's primetime entrepreneurship show, when I was nineteen. I've been hired to test new business concepts, design brands, and lay out assembly lines.

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How Changing WebFonts Made Rubygems.org 10x Faster

WebFonts are awesome and here to stay. However, if used improperly, they can also impose a huge performance penalty. In this post, I explain how Rubygems.org painted 10x faster just by making a few changes to its WebFonts.

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Page Weight Doesn't Matter

The total size of a webpage, measured in bytes, has little to do with its load time. Instead, increase network utilization: make your site preloader-friendly, minimize parser blocking, and start downloading resources ASAP with Resource Hints.

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Hacking Your Webpage's Head Tags for Speed and Profit

One of the most important parts of any webpage's performance is the content and organization of the head element. We'll take a deep dive on some easy optimizations that can be applied to any site.

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