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Lessons From Optimizing the MindTouch Web Platform
Posted in: Monitoring   -   August 23, 2013
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Here at MindTouch we’re focused on creating the ideal software help SaaS. Like any service, speed is a major factor in user satisfaction: How quickly are pages loading? Is every action, from searching to rating pages, happening smoothly? As background, the MindTouch help platform is built on several layers: Backend API: Our RESTful API handles […]

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Your Stripe Integration is Costing You Money
Posted in: CDN, Ecommerce, Speed Up Tips   -   August 15, 2013
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Setting up a basic Rails application to sell things using Stripe is generally straight forward. Getting the best performance out of your application, and the best conversion rates, can be tricky. Specifically, by using the standard integration instructions your application can be slow which can cost conversions. In this post I’m going to go over […]

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About Engulf, an Ergonomic, Distributed Load Tester
Posted in: Performance Testing   -   August 14, 2013
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To an engineer, a bad workflow is a problem to be solved with technology. That’s what was in my head a couple years ago after jotting down a bunch of performance numbers from apache bench and httperf runs in a google docs spreadsheet. The workflow of crunching performance numbers can be arduous and error prone […]

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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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