» How Oracle+Dyn Ensures DNS Performance
05/12/17 02:53 from Catchpoint's Blog
As the very first interaction between an end user and a digital property, DNS resolution is arguably the single most important component of any web transaction. In this sense, fast DNS is just as important as fast content, and something ...

» Evolution of : Gif without the GIF
05/12/17 02:01 from Performance Calendar
tl;dr GIFs are awesome but terrible for quality and performance Replacing GIFs with <video> is better but has perf. drawbacks: not preloaded, uses range requests Now you can <img src=".mp4">s in Safari Technology ...

» Automating Web Performance Regression Alerts
03/12/17 15:52 from Performance Calendar
At the Wikimedia Foundation we’ve been working on finding web performance regressions for a couple of years. We are slowly getting more confident in our metrics and find regressions easier. Today I wanna show you how we automated f...

» Progressive Image Loading using Intersection Observer and SQIP
02/12/17 19:20 from Performance Calendar
If you visit sites such as Facebook, Pinterest or Medium regularly, you may have noticed that the first time you load the page, you’ll see a page with low quality or even blurry images. Then as the page continues to load, the blurr...

» Time To Interactive – Measuring more of the user experience
01/12/17 18:34 from Performance Calendar
Sometimes it feels like we keep inventing new metrics just to mess with people and move the goalposts but for the most part new performance metrics come along as our understanding of the user experience and the landscape of the web evolves.

» How To Analyze Your Cyber Week WebPerf
01/12/17 07:43 from Rigor
With Thanksgiving solidly in the rearview mirror, the holiday shopping season is officially in full swing. This is prime time for bargain hunters who are looking for deals on the hottest trends, which means that it is also an important t...

» 6 new books every software testing engineer should read
01/12/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Testing is  continuously evolving , which means that there are constantly new trends, tools, and practices to keep up with. I'm always on the lookout for good and idea-provoking testing books and have read many of the late...

» Black Friday & Cyber Monday Performance Report 2017
30/11/17 08:04 from Catchpoint's Blog
Black Friday Weekend has come to a close, which means the dust has settled, deals were scored, and discounts redeemed. Every year, retailers try to lure more customers with enticing sales tactics; this year, retailers spread the holiday ...

» Keep calm and carry on—manual testing is not dying
30/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
About every three months I see an article asking whether manual testing is dying . It's always written with a touch of panic designed to trigger fear in manual testers. It doesn't help that many companies treat a...

» Security is No Excuse for Bad Performance 
29/11/17 05:12 from Catchpoint's Blog
These days, no matter what task you’re trying to accomplish within your online properties, chances are there’s at least one cloud solution that provides it. However, with so much of our personal and business data living now online, there...

» eTail West
23/11/17 05:41 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post eTail West appeared first on Yottaa . You might also like: Shop Talk

» How To Get Your Website Holiday Ready
23/11/17 03:50 from Rigor
As the holiday shopping season seems to inch closer and closer to Halloween, online retailers need to prepare for a surge of shoppers sooner rather than later. Ensuring that your website is fast and reliable is critical for online retail...

» 6 ways to rightsize your tests with analytics
22/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
The way organizations develop software has changed significantly over the last few years. From agile to DevOps to continuous everything , developers are running faster and developing more content in less time. As a tester, you've go...

» 71 Percent of Your Shoppers Will Leave Your Website For This Reason
21/11/17 07:06 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post 71 Percent of Your Shoppers Will Leave Your Website For This Reason appeared first on Yottaa . You might also like: CDN Ecosystem Updates: Yottaa Who’s Hiring In Tech On The Move People On The Move

» The AI revolution: Software testing's new best friend
21/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Artificial intelligence will transform software testing for the better . AI algorithms will evaluate systems to auto-generate previously resource-intensive scripts, analyze the results to predict bugs, and adjust the scripts to impr...

» Abandon Shop
18/11/17 07:12 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post Abandon Shop appeared first on Yottaa . You might also like: Yottaa Launches New Index for User Experience and Web Performance Benchmarking Charming Charlie Boosts Online Customer Experience – And Revenues 10 Unique Ways to Save...

» Optimizing for Users and Search Engines: Marketing and Development’s Role
18/11/17 05:31 from Rigor
How much thought did you put into search engine optimization when developing your site? Isn’t SEO marketing’s job anyway? Like performance, SEO is a team sport that require company buy-in to see significant impacts on your rankings.   Wh...

» NEW ECOMMERCE LEADERS REPORT: 71% OF ONLINE SHOPPERS LEAVE SITES DUE TO SLOW PERFORMANCE
17/11/17 05:44 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Research Interviews with 125 Retail Executives Provide Insight Into the State of eCommerce Site Performance & Innovation Waltham, MA—November 16, 2017—Yottaa, Inc., the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announc...

» The Dos and Don’ts of SLA Management
17/11/17 05:15 from Catchpoint's Blog
The past few years have seen a huge increase in the amount of critical IT services that companies outsource to SaaS/IaaS/PaaS providers, be it security, storage, monitoring, or operations. Of course, along with any outsourcing to a servi...

» End-to-end vs. contract-based testing: How to choose
16/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
For the past few years a debate has raged over whether contract-based testing can replace  functional , or end-to-end, testing. Some suggest substituting end-user-focused testing with unit tests or unit-test framework...

» Online Sales and Web Traffic Point to Higher, Earlier eCommerce Growth for the Holiday Season
15/11/17 12:53 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post Online Sales and Web Traffic Point to Higher, Earlier eCommerce Growth for the Holiday Season appeared first on Yottaa . You might also like: Yottaa Launches New Index for User Experience and Web Performance Benchmarking Charmin...

» What software testers need to know about browser differences
15/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Browser testing can be a pain for the most seasoned testers, but it's particularly challenging for newbies. "In today's world, an application behaves differently in different browsers, in different resolutions, and sometimes in diff...

» Using DEM to Avoid Common Ecommerce Pitfalls
14/11/17 07:08 from Catchpoint's Blog
Digital experience monitoring plays a vital role in the ecommerce economy. The industry is booming with millions of websites selling everything imaginable. Online stores are expected to be super fast and easy to navigate; users are quick...

» Catchpoint Listed on Deloitte 2017 Technology Fast 500
11/11/17 05:46 from Catchpoint's Blog
In light of our inclusion in Deloitte’s 2017 Technology Fast 500, I was reflecting on our first investor’s presentation when we started Catchpoint nine years ago with an idea to empower our fellow IT colleagues with a different approach ...

» Building a Customer First Culture with Francis Cordón
11/11/17 01:39 from Rigor
Francis Cordón recently joined the Rigor team as the Chief Customer Officer. In this newly created executive role, Cordón leads Rigor’s customer strategy and execution. He will ensure all departments contribute to delivering world-class ...

» Image Upload Best Practices for Improved Site Speed
09/11/17 04:15 from Catchpoint's Blog
This is a guest post contributed by Cloudinary, a cloud-based service that provides an end-to-end image and video management solution including uploads, storage, administration, manipulation, and delivery. Learn more about their PHP imag...

» Functional testing in the cloud: 7 keys to better software
09/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Perhaps the greatest difficulty for functional testers is identifying how to make better software that contributes to the bottom line. To deliver a great user experience, you must continuously improve the quality and velocity of your tes...

» How to predict and prevent user story defects
07/11/17 03:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
In the previous installment of my "Data Science for Developers" series, I showed how developers can use market basket analysis methods to identify missed changes in source code. This time, I'll show you how to use text classifi...

» Shadow DOMs: Encapsulation in Progressive Web Applications
04/11/17 05:25 from Catchpoint's Blog
Most modern websites include widgets from different sources for enhanced user engagement. These widgets often include social media buttons so the user can ‘like’ or share content, a video-playing widget that will automaticall...

» How to Use High Frequency Website Performance Monitoring
02/11/17 05:33 from Rigor
A common question I hear, and help answer, at Rigor is “we have all these technologies, how do we maximize what we have already?” The answer, for most of my customers is higher frequency performance monitoring. Even though the technologi...

» 8 ways to rev up your app testing
02/11/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Test tooling often starts out with fast, furious feedback. Over time, programmers add features, testers add tests, and test runs take longer and longer. To keep busy, technical staff work on something else while they wait. Eventually tes...

» The Catchpoint Story: Sophisticated Applications Need Sophisticated Support
01/11/17 06:04 from Catchpoint's Blog
In our previous blog, “Built from the Roots of Synthetic Monitoring,” we discussed the ever-evolving technology eco-space that supports today’s highly sophisticated applications, and how Catchpoint’s solutions have kept...

» 3 Keys to Fast Mobile Websites in eCommerce
31/10/17 23:00 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Fast mobile websites are essential if you want to capture the Millenial eCommerce buyer.  It’s so important, the VP of eCommerce at Crocs International challenged her mobile team to manage new releases against one core requirement:...

» Trusting The Cloud? Trust Yourself More
28/10/17 06:00 from Catchpoint's Blog
This post was published as a bylined article by Mehdi Daoudi on Forbes.com. There’s no doubting the growth the cloud has experienced over the course of just a few years. Evolving from basic browser-based applications and a simple IaaS de...

» How to choose a functional testing tool: 7 key considerations
27/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Type "test tool, how do I pick one?" into Google, and you'll find a wide variety of answers, from open source to best of breed —based on many different assumptions. One result assumes an ideal situation where you need a GUI-bas...

» Industry Expert, Francis Cordón, Joins Rigor as Chief Customer Officer
26/10/17 23:55 from Rigor
Rigor, a leading provider of Digital Experience Monitoring solutions has named Francis Cordón as Chief Customer Officer. In this newly created executive role, Cordón will lead Rigor’s customer strategy and execution, ensuring all departm...

» Quick Wins For Improving Performance And Security Of Your Website
26/10/17 23:31 from Performance – Smashing Magazine
    When it comes to building and maintaining a website, one has to take a ton of things into consideration. However, in an era when people want to see results fast, while at the same time knowing that their information online ...

» Four Ways to Make the Most of Your SaaS Trial
26/10/17 06:31 from Rigor
If you’ve ever purchased a car you know the process can be overwhelming. Scanning across the grand expanse of the dealership, the options seem endless. To evaluate your options, you might ask things such as, “What do I need to do with th...

» 5 ways to put your microservices to the test
26/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
When I worked on monolithic codebases, rules were very important. They were the only real way to stay sane in a big codebase. When everyone is working on the same thing, uniformity is key to ensuring that quality doesn't drop over time. ...

» The Front-End Performance Challenge: Make Your Site Blazingly Fast And Win Some Smashing Prizes
25/10/17 00:24 from Performance – Smashing Magazine
    Not too long ago, front-end performance was a mere afterthought. Something that was postponed to the end of a project and that didn’t go much beyond minification, asset optimization, and maybe a few adjustments on the serve...

» Optimizing for Performance Wins
20/10/17 02:43 from Rigor
As a marketer, data is the lifeblood of much of my work. It provides insight into our users, helps us identify what content is most useful, and creates internal transparency about our communications efforts. My love for data is shared ac...

» How to get more from your load-testing tools
18/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Your company just bought the best load-testing tool on the market. Now your boss expects you to improve application or website performance . There's just one problem: Even though you have set up and are using your shiny new tool, yo...

» How to prepare for your next test automation interview
14/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
A job interview can be a nerve-racking experience even for the most experienced, skilled, and highly sought candidates. You need to be as prepared as possible for every scenario that could come your way, but how can you prepare adequatel...

» Three Misconceptions about Monitoring Digital Applications
12/10/17 00:58 from Rigor
The digital world is quickly engulfing every business and industry. Users at minimum now expect that their initial interactions with a business will be through a digital channel. As a result, we’ve seen the technology world evolve to mee...

» Choose the right approach: 4 competing testing techniques compared
10/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Confusion reigns when it comes to the various approaches to testing.  The context-driven school advocates an approach that de-emphasizes pre-planning, in favor of just-in-time response, flexibility, and creativity. Where context-dri...

» Shop LC Selects SaaS Platform Yottaa for Improved Shopper Experience
09/10/17 08:28 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post Shop LC Selects SaaS Platform Yottaa for Improved Shopper Experience appeared first on Yottaa . You might also like: Yottaa Launches New Index for User Experience and Web Performance Benchmarking Charming Charlie Boosts Online C...

» How to contain test tool sprawl on agile teams
06/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
In the agile era, an untidy assemblage of commercial software suites, open source apps, and custom-built in-house tools has become the norm for most organizations. A recent survey by DevOps.com and Automic found 69 percent of respondents...

» SHOP LC SELECTS YOTTAA TO DELIVER ONLINE CONTENT FAST AND EFFICIENTLY
06/10/17 00:00 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Waltham, MA—October 5, 2017—Yottaa, Inc., the leading SaaS platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announced that Shop LC (formerly Liquidation Channel), a value-conscious, interactive retailer focused on the fine jewelry, beauty, fas...

» Analyzing Performance Using a Visual Record
05/10/17 03:30 from Rigor
Understanding what a user experiences is paramount to improving UX. With Rigor’s video recording of every run, we capture everything the user sees while the page is loading. This visual record of the page load is powerful because it give...

» Test automation and Selenium: 4 rules for keeping your tests simple
26/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
To support ever shorter release cycles you need to automate testing, and to do that, you need to use a program that can verify your desired behavior. One option is to use tools that can record and replay a scenario, but those are a night...

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