The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Millennials, holiday shopping, user experience and web performance expectations

If you’re an online retailer, you don’t need anyone to tell you that you’re entering a critical season for your business. What you may not know is that, this year, millennial shoppers are coming into their own as a primary holiday spending group. With that in mind, here are some key stats about millennials’ spending habits and – […]

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SOASTA real user monitoring plus Akamai content delivery network

At the recent Akamai Edge conference, we were excited to announce mPulse for Akamai, a new real user monitoring solution designed for Akamai CDN customers. mPulse for Akamai is a custom offering of our award-winning mPulse solution. With it, you can take advantage of realtime, real user monitoring to help answer key questions about the performance of your web properties – questions […]

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Everyone loves a good success story. We’re especially excited to share this one, because it’s so relatable for many companies that find themselves struggling to define their own digital performance strategy. Deckers’ goal is to have the fastest sites on the web. But with six different brands and more than 18 sites worldwide, it was challenging […]

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Performance Testing Strategies for Seasonal Readiness [ebook]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — or at least Halloween — and we’re barely into October. And you know that as soon as the Halloween merchandise is off the shelves, it’ll be replaced for what for many retailers is the largest retail sales time of the year. Are you ready? Even if retail isn’t your business, […]

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Mobile load testing: The next phase in mobile testing

I was at the O’Reilly Velocity and STPCon performance/testing conferences recently, where I spoke about a process you can follow to develop a testing plan for your mobile app. This process is based on gathering information that you need in order to: Know your users Know your app Know your matrix Know your devices Know your performance Know […]

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SOASTA Digital Performance Management Fall 16 release: new features

At SOASTA, we care about ensuring that your sites and apps are always up and running. We help you get the visibility into web performance you need from a variety of perspectives — IT, business, and user experience — in order to understand how your site’s speed and availability affect your users, and ultimately your business. […]

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