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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 experience. JavaScript made it possible to refresh/load sections of the page without having to reload the entire page every time the user clicks on a button or submits a form. Since scripts can manipulate DOM elements, it gave the developers more flexibility in designing and coding applications. ... (more)

Glue Records and Why They Are Crucial | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #WebPerf

Glue Records and Why They Are Crucial By Nilabh Mishra A lot has been written and discussed about Domain Name System (DNS) in the past few days. The DDoS attacks on one of the major managed DNS Providers a while ago just made us all take DNS issues seriously once again. So why so much emphasis on getting DNS Right? Like a lot of other people in this Ecosystem, we believe that DNS is not just a metric but a lifeline; a backbone for our online systems. It is extremely important to the Internet as it lays the foundation for the WWW (World Wide Web). DNS, in simple terms, translates H... (more)

The Impact of Web Caching | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #Storage #WebPerf

The Impact of Web Caching By Alva Yashaswi Try to remember something that happened on your last vacation. How long did it take you to recall? Now, try to remember it again. You were probably able to recall it faster the second time — but, why? This is because as soon as you recalled the event the first time, your brain saved the information to your recent memory. The same concept applies to caching. Caching is a way of temporarily storing the contents of a webpage in locations near the user, similar to the way our memory works. There are several types of caching options available... (more)

Digital Experience | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #DevOps #DigitalTransformation

Maslow's Hierarchy of Digital Experience Needs By Dawn Parzych In 1943, a psychology theory was introduced by Abraham Maslow outlining a hierarchy of needs.  The hierarchy describes the stages of growth, starting with basic survival needs and moving onto more complex needs. If basic needs are not met, higher-level needs will not be attainable and individuals will feel anxious and tense. The needs are: Physiological:  These are basic physical needs for survival such as breathing, food, water. Safety: The ability to meet tomorrow’s needs and include personal and financial securi... (more)

Strong User Experiences | @CloudExpo @Catchpoint #DevOps #APM #WebPerf

Delivering Strong User Experiences in This Increasingly Digital World This article was originally published as a byline for CMS Wire. Given the increasing reliance on digital systems to accomplish many everyday tasks, there’s no denying the performance — specifically, speed, and reliability — of these systems is critical to ensuring end users will have a positive experience. At the forefront are industry giants like Google and Facebook, which are constantly pushing the limits of speed through innovative delivery techniques. While consumers welcome endeavors like Google’s Accelera... (more)