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#SAM2013 Round Up
Posted in: Community   -   September 3, 2013
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This year’s Speed Awareness Month was amazing.  Compared to last year, we saw the following metrics increase: 91.01% Unique Visitors 70.81% Visits 41.63% Pageviews 10.75% New Visits What this says is that Web Performance Optimization awareness is growing at a healthy rate.  As the years go on and connection speeds increase, Web Apps/Sites become richer […]Read More »
Talking the talk of web performance
Posted in: Community, Monitoring   -   August 28, 2013
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Working in the performance industry you’re surrounded by many technical terms. Of course, we need to have many terms and phrases to be able to communicate about specifics. There’s no doubt that much of what we deal with on a daily basis can be very complex, so we need to be careful with how we […]

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10-Seconds to Performance Glory: or How to Beat Steve Souders in a Foot Race at Velocity-Ignite 2014
Posted in: Monitoring, Performance Testing   -   August 9, 2013
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Could you beat Steve Souders in a foot race? To find out, the first thing you might do is watch 10-seconds from his talk The Illusion of Speed, at Velocity-Ignite 2013. Which 10-seconds? Start at the 7-second mark and watch until the 17-second mark. Reason? The running performance data that is the most useful is […]

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CDNperf – Understand How CDNs Perform
Posted in: CDN, Monitoring, Performance Testing   -   August 8, 2013
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As you might well know, there are quite a few free JavaScript CDNs out there. The problem is, it can be difficult to understand how they perform relative to each other. This is something we managed to solve by developing CDNperf. In this post I’ll go through the brief history of the project to help […]

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Benchmarking with HTTPerf.js and NodeUnit
Posted in: Performance Testing   -   August 7, 2013
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I covered this in the HTTPerf.js docs a bit, but wanted to take a deeper look at how I use HTTPerf.js and NodeUnit to benchmark web applications. Note on benchmarking. I’ve gone back and forth on using median and 85th percentile when benchmarking. I look at 85th percentile when running load tests and performance tests […]Read More »