Issue 17 — June 3, 2015
ResourceTiming in Practice
ResourceTiming is a W3C-built spec designed to let developers get access to accurate performance metrics from the browser. How does it work and what can you get from it?
Introduction to Microservices
The concept of ‘microservices’ is getting a lot of hype right now and are headed towards the peak of ‘inflated expectations’ on the Gartner Hype Cycle. But what are they and why should you consider them for your app’s architecture?
HTTP/2 Is Here, Let's Optimize
A slidedeck from Google performance guru Ilya Grigorik looking at how some of yesterday’s best practices are today’s HTTP/2 anti-patterns.
The Most Trafficked Time of the Year: 2015 Guide to Holiday eCommerce Shopping
Now’s the time to start preparing your eCommerce site for the holiday shopping season. Download
to learn best practices for optimizing and testing your site’s functionality.
20 Top Factors That Impact Website Response Time
First in a series covering all twenty factors (all parts are available). The first five are complexity, interdependencies, component configuration, latency, and demand peaks.
Monolith First, Microservices Later
Martin Fowler reflects on stories he’s heard about microservices and considers the approach of starting with a monolith and then only moving to microservices when it makes sense.
New Performance Tools in Firefox Developer Edition 40
The latest Firefox (Developer Edition) now includes full performance measurement tools and timeline views, at a similar level to what’s in Chrome.
Why You Should Use Cloud Services
Part one in a series about increasing efficiency in software development teams. You should not be thinking about servers, you should think about your product and customers.
Kubernetes: The Future of Deployment
Kubernetes is a Google project which provides some of the ‘missing pieces’ of rolling out a complex Linux containers-based deployment.
IBM Acquires Seattle's Blue Box in Major Deal for Private Cloud Service
SOASTA Launches Digital Operations Center (DOC)
Convince your CFO that Web Performance Matters
Are There Forgotten Servers Out There?
A fun Hacker News thread about servers that have kept chugging away and become lost or forgotten within the system.
Spark Monitoring: How to Handle 10B Requests a Day
Fix FlexGrid Scroll Performance in IE with this One Weird Trick
Tim Kadlec of Akamai on Modern Web Perfomance
How To Avoid Server Sprawl With Docker
Everything You Need to Know About Containers
Systems Thinking: A Web Ops Perspective