The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Monitoring 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 […]

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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, […]

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website performance monitoring at Nordstrom

I recently had the pleasure of doing an O’Reilly webcast with Gopal Brugalette, senior performance engineer at Nordstrom.com. Gopal is also a woodworker, farmer, and former nuclear physicist — but that merits an entire separate webcast. 😉 The topic of our talk was how to get your site ready for holidays and special events. You […]

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