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I have to admit I have been hanging on to Firefox like an old security blanket. My new colleagues here at Oomph were trying to pressure me into making the switch over to Chrome for some time. So last week, I felt enough pressure to conduct a little experiment. I tested Chrome vs. Firefox on the biggest data hog of a website I knew, Nike Running. I had just run the Boston Marathon a few weeks back and recorded the whole run with my Nike+ Sports watch. Nike’s site allows you to watch a video of your run on their website. So I opened two browsers and sent Chrome and Firefox off to the races.
Back in November, I presented a talk at the Boston WordPress Meetup entitled Caching, Scaling, and What I’ve Learned Programming for WordPress.com VIP. Our experience with WordPress.com VIP provides unique insight into what it takes to operate high-traffic WordPress sites, but what we’ve learned is also applicable to WordPress-powered sites in general.