Performance is a Journey not a Destination!
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    Your Velocity Santa Clara To-Do List Posted on May 14th, 2015 by Maria Eldridge

    This year’s Velocity Santa Clara is shaping up to be one of the biggest yet, including speaking sessions with industry leaders and exhibits by companies who have evolved into household names. Each Velocity conference is preceded by the excitement and anticipation surrounding the events of each day, which is why it’s important to have an […]

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    The Winners of the Web Speed Geek Challenge Are In! Posted on May 13th, 2015 by Catchpoint Systems

    After a month and a half of web speed geeks around the globe testing their mettle, the results are finally in and the prizes are ready to be awarded. We had over 800 contestants over the course of the quiz, who compiled an average score of 58.1 percent. So while the average score may not […]

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    Google Announces End of PageSpeed, but Other Options Remain Posted on May 7th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    One of the most popular page optimization tools on the market is going away. On Tuesday, Google announced that its PageSpeed Service, which is used by developers of 14,831 websites (according to Datanyze) to analyze and optimize their site according the best practices of the performance industry, will be shut down to new sites effective […]

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    Catchpoint Alerting Now Integrated with OpsGenie Posted on May 5th, 2015 by Robert Castley

    The very heart of the web performance monitoring industry to is help ensure quality of service of online systems. A vital part of achieving that goal is a robust alerting system that informs you of the widest possible variety of conditions, including: Availability of service and content Delivery speed and user experience Page size and number […]

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    How American Airlines Learned About Third Party Failures the Hard Way Posted on April 30th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    The need for businesses across all sorts of industries to have performance monitoring strategies and reliable backup systems cannot be overstated. eCommerce companies in particular know that when the site goes down, potential customers can’t shop on the site and revenue will drop. But it’s not just eCommerce; the effects of failures can be as […]

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    Creating a Culture of Performance Posted on April 23rd, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    The following article originally appeared as a guest byline on O’Reilly’s Radar site. Leading Internet players like Google and Facebook have long understood the importance of strong web performance because their entire business model depends on it. Research shows that when web pages slow down, even by milliseconds, traffic and conversions drop. Often performance-driven companies […]

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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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    Code as a Craft: Celebrating Etsy’s Monitoring Strategies Posted on April 6th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    We obviously strongly believe that devoting time and resources to a comprehensive web performance monitoring strategy is one of the best investments that a company can make – particularly one that is exclusively in the eCommerce space. Given the intense competition that exists in the online shopping industry, just a second or two delay on […]

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