The team at Walmart shares a compelling set of slides showing how page speed clearly correlates to metrics like conversion rate and bounce rate across a massive data set. It’s good stuff, as well as being a showcase for how to use RUM tools to great effect.
This is a guest post derived from an email conversation with Russell Sullivan, a computer architect and creator of Alchemy Database, A Hybrid RDBMS/NOSQL-Datastore.
Russell (AKA Jak Sprats) has been pondering, considering, and implementing distributed…
My previous article details an approach for creating Performance Benchmarks. I will build on the foundations laid out and describe how a powerful process was created on a customer site using these principles. Benchmarking Problem: I’m going to describe how I took a benchmarking process that took 2+ days, involved lots of manual intervention, was prone […]
This is a guest post by Alberto Lopez Toledo, PHD, CTO of Pixable, and Julio Viera, VP of Engineering at Pixable.
Pixable aggregates photos from across your different social networks and finds the best ones so you never miss an important moment. That …
Application delivery controllers do not focus on front-end problems, yet the language they use is very similar to the language used by the front-end performance community. This post demystifies web acceleration from an ADC perspective — looking at ADC features from the perspective of real end-user performance and asking ourselves how much benefit they bring to real end users.
In our industry, there’s a lot of language around how we time website speed. We tend to assume that outsiders understand our language, but something I read recently indicates that the average person doesn’t. We need to fix that.
I’ve been meaning to writing a short section on Performance Benchmark Testing for some time. I’ve come across a few situations recently where this is the ideal solution. Benchmark performance testing is the most powerful and commonly used type of test in the Performance Testers toolkit. So lets start with a definition of what benchmark […]
Barack Obama and each of the Republican candidates’ all claim to be pretty pro-technology, with strong anti-SOPA and anti-PIPA stances. I wanted to see if this pro-tech stance extends to web performance, so I decided to take a shallow dive into their websites and mobile strategies. I was actually kind of surprised to see some interesting patterns emerge.