Issue 39 — November 4, 2015
WebPageTest: Site Performance Test Tool, Now With Real 3G
A great tool and it's only getting better. Want to test your site’s performance over a 3G connection in Brazil or India? Now you can.
Steve Souders spoke briefly
about this at Velocity Amsterdam last week.
How Shopify Scales to Handle High Traffic Flash Sales
Aggressive sharding and being able to automatically turn features on and off depending on the availability of backend services are key.
Throttling the Network in Chrome DevTools
The Network tab in Chrome DevTools has an option to faux throttle your network, so you can experience what your users might experience visiting your website on 3G, 2G and GPRS connections.
Why Do I Keep Recording `Script Error`?
Making Manageable Microservices on AWS
A variety of useful insights from Chris Munns of Amazon Web Services. The key is to define standards early on, adopt them thorough, and automate everything.
The New Stack
When Research Findings Challenge Our Conventions
We accept that progressive image rendering and faster page performance are inherently better, but what if actual research doesn’t bear this out? Kent Alstad explains.
Web Performance Today
Disrupting DevOps: A Market Map of the Container Ecosystem
Infographic outlining the constellation of products using containers to boost the benefits of continuous delivery.
The New Stack
Why 'Ad Blockers' Are Also Changing the Game for SaaS and App Developers
Even if your site contains no ads, the filter lists that come with some ad blockers could end up blocking legitimate URLs in your webapps - as happened here.
Own The Job Search With Hired
We are all about putting the candidates in the driver’s seat. Take control of your next job search with Hired on your side to have companies apply to you.
Docker 1.9 Released: Production-Ready Swarm and Multi-Host Networking
The Road to 2 Million Websocket Connections in Phoenix
Still Fuming Over HTTPS Mishap, Google Makes Symantec An Offer It Can’t Refuse
How Google’s AMP Project Speeds Up The Web - by Sandblasting HTML
Lets Talk About Proxies, Pt. 2: Nginx as a Forward HTTP Proxy
Serving Certificates From Redis with OpenResty and ssl_certificate_by_lua
The Case for HTTP/2
Building Resilient Services with Go
An Interview with Tammy Everts at Velocity New York 2015
Why Static Website Generators Are The Next Big Thing
7XX-rfc: An RFC for A New Series of HTTP Status Codes Covering Developer Fouls
For humorous purposes only - very tongue in cheek.
Bigger, Faster, and More Engaging While On A Budget
A case study of how Zillow uses performance budgeting.
Zillow Engineering Blog
Jeffrey Zeldman Reflects on Web Performance Today
Real-time metrics with Grafana dashboards, StatsD and AWS Cloudwatch
What do your servers do when nobody's watching? Find out: Hosted Graphite AWS monitoring with StatsD built-in!
Online HTTP Security Report Tool
HTTP Security Report
Applikatoni: Tech-Agnostic Deployments of Multiple Apps to Multiple Servers
Uses WebSockets for a live view and runs deployments in parallel via SSH on multiple servers.
parallec: Fast Parallel Async HTTP/SSH/TCP/Ping Client Java Library
High Availability using DNS, HAproxy, Keepalived and Nginx on Openstack
The Design of a High-Performance File Server (1989)
Dating from 1989, this is just a fun look back at working around the perf issues of the time than anything.
Renesse, Tanenbaum, Wilschut