Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
  • DevOps Master
    Are You A DevOps Master? Prove It! Posted on September 15th, 2015 by Catchpoint Systems

    A little over five months ago, we turned the DevOps world on its head by turning a bunch of mild-mannered engineers and other web performance experts into ravenous, glory-seeking fiends who thought nothing of stepping on and over one another in their quest for the ultimate prize and a lifetime of glory. Now, with DevOps […]

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    Back to School Performance Results and Preparing for Black Friday Posted on September 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Back to School sales are more than just a harbinger of doom for children and a shining beacon of light for parents who can’t wait to get them back out of the house. They also serve as a valuable benchmarking resource for eCommerce DevOps teams, as the web traffic during Back to School sales doubles […]

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    The Importance of Monitoring Consumer ISPs Posted on August 20th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    At their heart, web performance monitoring companies have a basic goal: to provide their customers with the most comprehensive and accurate look possible into the health of their online systems. This goal is accomplished in multiple ways, but one of the most important is through synthetic testing from servers plugged into the internet backbone. Using […]

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    Aligning Web Performance Goals with Business Initiatives Posted on July 29th, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The following post originally appeared as a guest byline on Multichannel Merchant. Ever since the internet and eCommerce websites were created, the needs of the end users have been at the forefront of the mind of every IT operations professional. It’s a perfectly logical prioritization to make; the customer is always right, so it only […]

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    Tracking the Business Impact of Performance with RUM Data Posted on July 15th, 2015 by John Lobisser

    Media sites and the teams that are tasked with developing and maintaining them face a unique set of challenges. Much like all IT Ops and Development teams, they need to be concerned with consistent internal and external monitoring to insure that the site is available and that it is performing within acceptable guidelines. The major […]

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    Pull Catchpoint Data into Google Docs with New API Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Robert Castley

    Google Apps Script allows you to programatically create and modify Google Docs, as well as customize the user interface with new menus, dialog boxes, and sidebars. Here, we will walk you through how to pull Catchpoint data into Google Sheets using Apps Scripts. Firstly, you will need to configure the Catchpoint Pull API in the […]

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    Navigation Timing Is Back in Safari, but Will It Stay? Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Tell us if you’ve heard this one before. While WWDC 2015 produced more juicy stories such as their announcement of Apple Music and how the release of iOS9 is their most aggressive play yet to steal market share from their competitors, we noticed one little-reported aspect of the new operating system that is more about […]

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    Managing Web Performance in a Modern World Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    This article was originally published on Internet Retailer. As the scope and functionality of websites and applications continue to grow, the complexity of online systems is rising as well. New infrastructure is often needed to deliver web content globally, and various third party technologies and tags are often incorporated into a site to boost its […]

  • OnPrem Agent
    How the OnPrem Agent Will Save Businesses Time and Money Posted on May 28th, 2015 by Catchpoint Systems

    As our society’s reliance on online systems, applications, and cloud services grows, so too does the cost of performance issues within those systems. Whether a business relies on external-facing systems such as websites and public applications, internal networks and apps, or some combination of the two, a failure within those systems is going to hamper […]

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    The Holes in Google Tag Manager’s Async Loading Posted on April 14th, 2015 by Ryan Pellette

    At Catchpoint, we often give the advice to load third party tags asynchronously in order to prevent them from affecting your site’s overall performance. This advice almost always holds true, but there are edge cases where it might not get the desired outcome. A lot of people in the web development and operations assume that […]

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