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Tag: Performance

The Value of Performance and Security

What is the real value of rich applications developed with performance and security in mind and why do we often realize far too late that we have lost something important? […]

The 4 Ps of Performance Engineering

Recently, I have been asked for a brief description on how to achieve outstanding responsive and lightning speed loading applications. A detailed description of all the why and how won’t […]

Load Testing Strategy for AJAX

Gone are those times of static websites and thanks to AJAX and other new concepts the interaction with web-based services are very natural nowadays. Content gets updated dynamically, and there […]

Does Fragmented Monitoring Keep you from Enterprise Insights

The best business application struggles from time to time, responds slow to user queries or is temporarily not available. Organizations learned that monitoring of critical components is the way to go. In this post, I will explain benefits and drawbacks involved in this development.

Performance Optimization is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge

Users speed expectations are on the rise and companies started investing in the optimization of their services and business processes. Outstanding players such as Amazon understood that the competition is high and bad user experience leads quickly to growing abandon rates. When those frustrated users start to spend their money on other, more reliable websites, it's already too late.

Performance by Nature

User experience is the most important success criteria, and the expectation of our users is permanently on the rise. According to a recent study from Akamai, in 2006 the average business user expected response times of 4 seconds. Today, 49% expect load times of 2 seconds or below. In this post, I will shine a light on reasons why organizations are failing to meet users speed expectations followed by simple steps towards performance by nature.

Complex Systems Fail in Complex Ways

With the rise of technology, the complexity of our business applications has dramatically increased. Virtualization, microservices and artificial intelligence are about to dominate our IT landscape soon. In this post, I will write about problem spots and proactive solutions.

Why Companies Invest in Load and Performance Tests

Over the past decade companies, large and small have started with the integration of load and performance testing into their development process. There are many good reasons for this evolution. In this post will outline why testing of performance requirements has become so popular.

Implement your Automated Web Page Design Analysis

In recent years, static websites completely disappeared and with the rise of technology, companies provide their services more and more online. The former latent web pages were replaced with content-rich and dynamic websites. Frequent changes in content and website layout can have a high impact on end to end response times. In this post, I will give you a simple approach how to implement an automated web page design analysis based on open source tools PhantomJS and Yslow.

Web Page Design Analysis is not a one-off Exercise

Small things matter most, and this is not only true for day to day activities. Minor changes in application configuration can have a significant impact on end to end user experience. In this post, I will give you insights into the nature of such changes and some simple steps towards proactive detection of speed degradations.