The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

How to do real user performance monitoring for Google AMP sites

If you care about web performance, then you’ve no doubt been following Google’s Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMP) Project, which seeks to create better, faster experiences for mobile users. According to Google, AMP pages load 85% faster than standard mobile pages. Not only do these faster pages make visitors happier, but Google also prioritizes AMP-enabled content in its […]

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New features in CloudTest and TouchTest: JMeter, Git version control, and iOS 3D Touch

Unexpected traffic surges and non-performant pages can wreak havoc on your users — and ultimately on your business. At SOASTA, we care about ensuring that your site is always up and running as smoothly as possible. That’s why we’re excited about the Spring 2016 release of our Digital Performance Management (DPM) platform. We listened to […]

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At SOASTA, our goal is to help you get the visibility into web performance you need to make your pages and apps faster. That’s why the mPulse team is very excited and proud to announce the Spring 2016 release of the SOASTA Digital Performance Management (DPM) platform. Packed with many of the feature requests you all […]

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The 5 phases of performance maturity

In my last post I discussed the importance of building a performance culture and the common traits of first-class teams to drive that culture across the organization. The first step in reaching any destination is to understand your starting point. This post establishes a framework for assessing the state of your organization’s commitment to performance. The goal […]

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9 traits of strong web performance teams

The makeup of a performance team is largely dependent on the size and complexity of the organization, its website(s), and applications. There are a number of common roles and responsibilities that need to be addressed for measuring, testing and optimizing the performance of a web property. This includes building technical, analytical and project management expertise, […]

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Interpreting Performance Test Results

I recently attended STPCon in San Francisco. It was a good software testing conference, and STP continues to welcome performance testing in a way most other testing conferences do not. I led a tutorial called Interpreting and Reporting Performance Test Results, which I want to share in blog form today. (My slides are embedded at […]

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