Performance Benchmark Testing Part II

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 […]

Good question: We own a load balancer/ADC. Why not just use it to accelerate our site?

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.

Performance Benchmark Testing – Part 1

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 […]

Web performance and the 2012 US election: Is site speed an early indicator of future success?

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.