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    Your Velocity NYC 2016 To-Do List Posted on September 15th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Fall is a pretty exciting time of year for IT. While the rest of the world seems to be craving all things pumpkin, we web performance pros not only have the holiday shopping season preoccupying our minds, but the O’Reilly Velocity Conference in New York City to look forward to as well. Next week, all of […]

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    Why The Gap’s ‘Scheduled Maintenance’ Feels More Like an Outage Posted on September 14th, 2016 by Greg Rubin

    This post was co-authored by Greg Rubin & Narangerel Bat-Ochir September is a critical month for online retailers. With one of the biggest shopping weekends of the year just a couple of months away, September is crunch time for ecommerce companies to wrap up optimization tasks before many enter a holiday code-freeze. This is also when […]

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    Holiday Shopping ’16: Learning From Last Year’s Wins and Losses Posted on September 9th, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    Holiday shopping season is upon us once again and we know what you’re thinking—”Already!?” While shoppers still have a month or so before having to worry about the dreaded holiday music haunting them every time they step into a store, retailers should already be in the final stages of their preparation. This is especially true […]

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    Web Performance 101: Tuning Tips for Images Posted on September 7th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Visual content is an integral part of modern websites; even the most minimalist website designs rely on sharp clear images to perfect end user experience. The variety of screen sizes available today – from smartphones and tablets, to laptops and desktops- makes it important to use high quality images that render properly on any viewport. Blurry […]

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    Ask Me Anything with O’Reilly Media: DevOps vs. SRE Recap Posted on September 1st, 2016 by Maria Eldridge

    This month featured our second live Ask Me Anything (AMA) event. After the success of our first AMA just a few months back, we decided to turn it up a notch by co-sponsoring the event with O’Reilly Media and featuring another expert lineup of panelists. This month’s topic was DevOps vs. SRE; there seemed to […]

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    Web Performance 101: Page Size Optimization Posted on August 31st, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    Does it really matter? Do we really need to invest the time and effort into optimizing our website performance? If this is something you’re still debating, let us help you see the truth: Website optimization translates directly into improved website speed and performance, which means lower bounce rates and better conversions. So yes, website optimization […]

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    Web Performance 101: Page Size Metrics (Total Downloaded Bytes) Posted on August 26th, 2016 by Kameerath Kareem

    This blog will be a series of posts that will discuss some of the most important performance metrics. We will analyze real-time data and compare the top performing websites with those at the lower end of the spectrum. Best practices will be discussed in detail to help those who want to build websites that are […]

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    Revisiting the Anatomy of HTTP: Pt I Posted on August 19th, 2016 by Mehdi Daoudi

    One of the key driving factors behind the various web/mobile performance initiatives is the fact that end-users’ tolerance for latency has nose-dived. Several studies have been published whereby it has been demonstrated that poor performance routinely impacts the bottom line, viz,. # users, # transactions, etc. Examples studies include this, this and this. There are […]

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