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Performance Predictions for 2017 By Kameerath Kareem The year 2016 witnessed amazing progress in the field of technology – from Internet of Things (IoT) and augmented/virtual reality going mainstream, to innovations like testing the first-ever reusable rocket. The IT industry also saw a number of advancements including the rise of Cloud and serverless computing and the growing implementation of DevOps that has redefined IT operations. In this article, we look at some of the major developments expected in the world of APM for the year ahead. Monitoring for IoT This past year saw the evolution of IoT – connecting different gadgets and machines we use to automate multiple tasks. This year could see continuing advances in IOT, consumers have adopted smart devices with ease; from wearables to home appliances, the innovators in the IT industry are exploring new areas of i... (more)

Third-Party Tags on #WebPerf | @DevOpsSummit @Catchpoint #APM #DevOps

Impact of Third-Party Tags on Performance: Take II By Dawn Parzych Two years ago, we published an ebook on the True Impact of Third-party Tags. A lot can change in two years, especially when it comes to technology, so we felt it was time to revisit the sites we tested. In 2015, we analyzed sites across four verticals – US banking, ecommerce, news, and travel – to see what impact third-party tags have on page weight, response times, and the number of requests. We conducted the same analysis on these sites based on data from November 2016, during which over 600,000 test runs were an... (more)

Monitoring Dynamic Multi-Step Transactions | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Monitoring Dynamic Multi-Step Transactions By Dawn Parzych Last week, I tried to book a hotel for an upcoming business trip. I logged into the travel portal entered the city and dates of travel and clicked search. Then, I waited and waited and waited and waited, yet nothing happened. I tried again; same results. At this point, I gave up and moved onto other tasks, conceding to the fact that I would have to come back and try again later. If this had been for personal travel, I would have moved onto another site to book my room and a sale would have been lost. As this was for busi... (more)

WebPerf 101: #JavaScript | @CloudExpo #Catchpoint #DevOps #CD #WebPerf

Web Performance 101: Optimizing JavaScript By Kameerath Kareem JavaScript redefined web applications ushering in a new era of dynamic websites with fluid responsive designs. It has gained a strong following among developers, popular libraries and frameworks like JQuery and Angular JS are all built with JavaScript. The endless design possibilities that JavaScript provides coupled with the numerous libraries available today makes it an indispensable part of web application development. Why JavaScript? Today, almost every website uses JavaScript to provide an interactive digital exp... (more)

‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping | @DevOpsSummit #WebPerf #APM #Monitoring

‘Tis the Season for Online Shopping By Dawn Parzych The holiday shopping season, a time when Americans flock to the malls or online to find those must-have gifts, is about to kick off. Kids are pouring over catalogs and compiling their wish lists, adults are looking at the Black Friday ads to find the best bargain, and retailers are hoping they don’t make the news for failure to meet customers’ expectations. Every year, retailers go into Black Friday thinking they have done everything they can and are prepared for the onslaught of visitors, but sadly each year there are some lef... (more)