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How to get the most value out of Session Replay: Use cases and examples


Dynatrace news. At Dynatrace, we’re constantly striving to come up with solutions that can help modernize your performance and user experience monitoring strategies.

Lazy Pre-Browsing with Prefetch

CSS Wizardry

I’m working with a client at the moment who, unfortunately, has a blocking third party stylesheet that’s needed to successfully render one of their site’s key pages.

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Time to First Byte: What It Is and Why It Matters

CSS Wizardry

Functional Testing vs. Non-Functional Testing


According to a report, app crashes cause 71% of uninstalls. Other reasons that compel users to uninstall the app are page response time, confusing UI, battery consumption, etc. This indicates the importance of functional testing as well as non-functional testing to deliver a user-friendly app.

The Future of Performance Testing

Alex Podelko

Following up my post Are Times still Good for Load Testing? , I decided to answer multiple comments here separately. First, I’d like to elaborate on “It may be less need for simple load testing due to increased scale and sophistication of systems” I meant that the traditional way – testing the system before deploying in production using production-type workload – is not the only way anymore.

Evolution of Netflix Conductor:

The Netflix TechBlog

and beyond By Anoop Panicker and Kishore Banala Conductor is a workflow orchestration engine developed and open-sourced by Netflix. If you’re new to Conductor, this earlier blogpost and the documentation should help you get started and acclimatized to Conductor.

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Making Cloud.typography Fast(er)

CSS Wizardry

Disclaimers: I was not approached or hired by Hoefler&Co or Cloud.typography to look into any of the following issues. I disclosed all of the below to Cloud.typography and gave them ample opportunity to work together to solve the issues at the root of the problem.

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14 Best Performance Testing Tools and APM Solutions


With All of the Free and Enterprise Tools Available for Performance Testing, There’s No Excuse for Having a System Failure. Performance tests reveal how a system behaves and responds during various situations.

How to Setup a WordPress MySQL Database in the Cloud


WordPress is the largest website builder platform in the world, supporting over 34% of all websites on the internet today. MySQL is a free open source relational database management system that is leveraged across a majority of WordPress sites, and allows you to query your data such as posts, pages, images, user profiles, and more.

T-SQL bugs, pitfalls, and best practices – window functions

SQL Performance

This article is the fourth installment in a series about T-SQL bugs, pitfalls and best practices. Previously I covered determinism , subqueries and joins. The focus of this month's article is bugs, pitfalls and best practices related to window functions.

Track Real User Monitoring license consumption by web and mobile application


Dynatrace news. We recently announced an increase in the number of applications that can be monitored with Dynatrace Real User Monitoring within a single Dynatrace environment to 1,000 applications.

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20 Highly Qualified Test Automation Superstars


When we think of the word superstar, it is usually associated with fame, but in the tech industry, the real superstars are the ones who are able to do the work.

Robust learning from untrusted sources

The Morning Paper

Robust learning from untrusted sources Konstantinov & Lampert, ICML’19. Welcome back to a new term of The Morning Paper! Just before the break we were looking at selected papers from ICML’19, including “Data Shapley.”

tempdb Enhancements in SQL Server 2019

SQL Performance

I have been making the same recommendations about tempdb since I started working with SQL Server over 15 years ago, when I was working with customers running version 2000.

Fast Websites Are Good for the World


Did you realize that making your site faster is not just great for your sales, it’s also good for the world?

Automated scripted API monitoring with HTTP monitors


Dynatrace news. link]. Lately, we’re seeing that automation is the main focus of IT, and microservice architectures are becoming increasingly common. This means that APIs are becoming more and more important to us and our customers.

Write Maintainable Integration Tests with Docker


The popularity of microservices and the use of third-party services for non-business critical features have drastically increased the number of integrations that make up the modern application.

Handling Unused CSS In SASS To Improve Performance

Smashing Magazine

Handling Unused CSS In SASS To Improve Performance. Handling Unused CSS In SASS To Improve Performance. Luke Harrison. 2019-08-09T12:30:59+02:00. 2019-08-09T12:36:17+00:00. In modern front-end development, developers should aim to write CSS which is scalable and maintainable.

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The Simplest Way to Load CSS Asynchronously

CSS - Tricks

Scott Jehl: One of the most impactful things we can do to improve page performance and resilience is to load CSS in a way that does not delay page rendering.

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How Tasktop dramatically improved its Flow Velocity in one day


In the latest release of Tasktop Integration Hub (19.3) , the Product Development team tried out an experiment to deliver even more business value out of our flagship product.

Rebuilt OneAgent installer for Windows provides more efficient installation


Dynatrace news. This short blog post is a follow up to the announcement we made on May 6, 2019: OneAgent for Windows—Enhancements to *.msi-based msi-based deployment. One of our design principles is to make sure that Dynatrace is as easy to set up and use as possible.

Service-Oriented Architecture


Service-Oriented Architecture Overview. A service-oriented architecture (SOA) is an architectural pattern in computer software design in which application components provide services to other components via a communications protocol, typically over a network.

I Used The Web For A Day On A 50 MB Budget

Smashing Magazine

I Used The Web For A Day On A 50 MB Budget. I Used The Web For A Day On A 50 MB Budget. Chris Ashton. 2019-07-29T14:00:59+02:00. 2019-07-29T13:06:57+00:00. This article is part of a series in which I attempt to use the web under various constraints, representing a given demographic of user.

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The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing


The increasing demand for IT companies to deliver high-quality software at a rapid speed has made it compulsory to shift towards using Agile and DevOps. The post The Human Value in Driving Automated DevOps Testing appeared first on Kovair Blog.

How Tricentis’s Robotic Process Automation (RPA) can accelerate the time to value of your software delivery


The time spent on a repetitive configuration process before completing a purchase order can negatively impact your software product’s time to value.

User experience score—the one metric to rule them all


Dynatrace news. As an application owner, it’s your job to pay close attention to how your users interact with your application.

How to Optimize Elasticsearch for Better Search Performance


In today's world, data is generated in high volumes and to make something out of it, extracted data is needed to be transformed, stored, maintained, governed and analyzed.

Expanding the cloud to the Middle East: Introducing the AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region

All Things Distributed

I'm happy to announce today that the new AWS Middle East (Bahrain) Region is now open! This is our first AWS Region in the Middle East and I'm excited by the opportunities the availability of hyper scale infrastructure will bring to organizations of all sizes.

Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal. Inspired Design Decisions: Ernest Journal. Andrew Clarke. 2019-08-08T13:00:59+02:00. 2019-08-08T12:09:06+00:00. When you work in design for any length of time, forming habits is natural.

Responsive Images - Serve Scaled Images


Responsive image techniques, such as the srcset , sizes , and media HTML attributes, allow different scaled images to be delivered based on the size and resolution of the accessing device.

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Monitor your OAuth 2.0 protected APIs with Dynatrace Synthetic


Dynatrace news. As microservices and automation continue to drive API usage, most organizations have either already introduced, or plan to introduce, an API testing process. With Dynatrace Synthetic you can easily create API tests with synthetic monitors.

How to Create a Simple and Efficient PHP Cache


When working on PHP websites made from scratch and without a framework, speed can often be an issue. Caching is extremely useful in order to speed up PHP webpages. In this article, I’ll show you how to make a simple PHP caching system for your web pages. tutorial performance cache page caching

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PREVIEW : SentryOne Plan Explorer Extension for Azure Data Studio

SQL Performance

Updated August 15th, 2019 for 0.9.6. Last year, I got together with one of my dev teams here – they call themselves the SQL Injectors – to talk about the possibility of replicating SentryOne Plan Explorer functionality inside of Azure Data Studio.

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Overview of the Shrink TempDB database in SQL Server

SQL Shack

This article explores the usage of TempDB and different ways to shrink the TempDB database in SQL Server Each instance of Microsoft SQL Server has a system database TempDB. It is a backbone for the SQL Server instance.

Performance Testing - Tools, Steps, and Best Practices


Web performance is a broad subject, and you’ll find no shortage of performance testing tips and tutorials all over the web. Before you begin tuning your website or application, you must first figure out which metrics matter most to your users and establish some achievable benchmarks.

Synthetic monitoring of internal applications extended to Windows-based ActiveGates!


Dynatrace news. Having the ability to monitor the performance and availability of your organization’s internal applications—in addition to your organization’s customer-facing applications—from within your corporate network is an important benefit of synthetic monitoring.

End-to-End Testing Tutorial: Learn in Three Minutes!


Software systems nowadays are complex and interconnected with numerous subsystems. If any of the subsystems fails, the whole software system could crash. This is a major risk and can be avoided by end-to-end testing.