Web Performance is a Journey, Not a Destination

Mehdi Daoudi

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The What, Why, and How of APIs By Kameerath Kareem For over a decade, Application Programming Interface or APIs have been used to exchange data between multiple platforms. From social media to news and media sites, most websites depend on APIs to provide a dynamic and real-time digital experience. APIs have made its way into almost every device and service available today and it continues to spur innovations in every field of technology. There are multiple programming languages used to build and run applications in the online world. And just like every other language, there is always the need for an interpreter when trying to communicate with someone who doesn’t speak the same language as you.  This is where APIs come into play, APIs act like the interpreter helping different independent services interact and interpret the data shared with each other. APIs Everywhe... (more)

Compression: Making the Big Smaller and Faster (Part 1) | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Compression: Making the Big Smaller and Faster (Part 1) By Nilabh Mishra How important is data compression? The sharing of information in a fast and efficient manner has been an area of constant study and research. Companies like Google and Facebook have spent a lot of time and effort trying to develop faster and better compression algorithms. Compression algorithms have existed since the ’70s and the ongoing research to have better algorithms proves just how important compression is for the Internet and for all of us. The Need for Data Compression The World Wide Web (WWW) has unde... (more)

Actionable Insights with Guided Intelligence

The complexity of services needed to deliver an online experience that meets customer’s expectations has grown tremendously over the years. Most of this is hidden to the customer; they only see the site they are viewing, not the ISPs, CDNs, APIs, or the IaaS providers that all have to seamlessly work together to deliver a web page.  To many users, the complex web of underlying services that support a single digital experience are viewed simply as up or down. Organizations have come to rely on a variety of tools and data to increase the transparency into these complex systems. Bu... (more)

Gartner ITOSS 2017 Pt.II: From Building and Running to Delivering on Business Outcomes

In my first blog about my learnings from the Gartner ITOSS conference in Orlando, I shared my take on how cloud, the API economy, and IoT are driving significant changes in monitoring requirements. For infrastructure and operations (I&O), this means augmenting your tooling strategy from looking inward to a customer or user in approach to monitoring your services to build telemetry on external elements that can severely degrade your services like APIs, network protocols, CDNs, SaaS providers, and even DNS. While Gartner predicts that by 2020 more than 50% of enterprises will repl... (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)