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Measuring web performance [VIDEO]

A while back, some friends at Akamai approached me about making an animated video about performance monitoring. I had a lot of fun doing it, and now I’m excited to announce that the video is ready for viewing. My goal was to help people understand the history of performance monitoring, as well as give a layperson-friendly […]

Monitoring web performance video

23 stats you should know about mobile web performance

I love a good roundup of stats, and the webcast I did yesterday — a “state of the union” for mobile performance, which you can watch here — offered up some good roundup fodder on everything from user expectations to common performance issues. There are, of course, many more than twenty-three interesting stats about mobile usage […]

23 stats you should know about mobile web performance

The now and future of digital performance management

When I joined SOASTA, my key goal was to learn as much as I could about the flow of systems monitoring (especially application monitoring) and operations data throughout the agents that define, build, test, operate and consume distributed applications, especially in an enterprise setting. Today, we call that digital performance management. It’s been three weeks (well, five, […]


Solving the OPTIONS performance issue with single page apps

[Co-authored with Matt Aimonetti] Single-page applications are all the rage these days. Various new JavaScript frameworks make it very easy to write complex applications in JavaScript, with most of the MVC pattern running in the browser. This of course comes with its own challenges, and at SOASTA, we’re always up for those. Back in May, […]

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