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Mehdi Daoudi

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The essence of Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales is getting a lot for a little. While buying in bulk is considered a win for shoppers, having a bulky website is a good way for online retailers to fail during this high-traffic period. Slimming down your site before the holidays is a tried-and-true method for improving your performance. Third-party tags have frequently been the cause of some of the worst outages during holiday shopping season. As the number of tags that are used on web pages continues to increase exponentially, performance continues to suffer and tag maintenance becomes a nightmare. A tag management system can help address these issues and mitigate the business risks associated with them. Below is a review of some best practices for implementing and maintaining a tag management strategy to help keep your site afloat this year. What is a tag? A tag... (more)

The What, Why, and How of APIs | @DevOpsSummit #API #DevOps #WebPerf

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 al... (more)

Trend Shift Analysis | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Monitoring

Trend Shift Analysis By Pradeep Thalanki and Ankur Vishwakarma ‘Trend’ is a pretty common business term, but its definition tends to vary by industry. In performance monitoring, trend, or trend shift, is a key metric that is used to indicate change. Why is trend shift important? Change is inevitable. Today’s websites must frequently update and change to keep up with competition and attract new users, but such changes can have a negative impact on the user experience if not managed properly. The dynamic nature of the Internet makes it necessary to constantly monitor different metr... (more)

Web Performance Monitoring and SEO | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Web Performance Monitoring and Its Effect on SEO Part 2 By Anand Guruprasad In Part I of this series, we examined the impact that SEO has on web performance. In this article, we analyze the performance impact of SEO within China and from the perspective of mobile sites. Mobile-first Strategy Back in November 2016, Google announced they were experimenting to make their index mobile-first. Google mentioned, “our ranking systems still typically look at the desktop version of a page’s content to evaluate its relevance to the user. This can cause issues when the mobile page has less con... (more)

Everything as a Service | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #SaaS #PaaS #Serverless

Everything as a Service By Dawn Parzych Whenever I write about the cloud, I tend to break it down into three categories: software as a service (SaaS), infrastructure as a service (IaaS), and platform as a service (PaaS). As I was working on a cloud performance management ebook, a coworker suggested that I also include function as a service (FaaS) and containers as a service (CaaS) in the definitions. I’ll admit, I had never heard of these categories so after these suggestions were made, I went to do some research. SaaS was one of the first cloud solutions to hit the market. It pro... (more)