May, 2020

The Fastest Google Fonts

CSS Wizardry

* The Wiz: [link] 200518_2J_70c5f6c1c92a1cd436e525ac2b895f51 200518_AY_290d20f93c0e4b469e0bbe60a63f678e 200518_8F_49cb76e22485f51fad729e085a8bd08e 200518_4W_7d70995268b4aa4f495304063d449ae3&thumbSize=150&ival=100&end=all * [link] --> For the most part, web fonts nowadays are faster than ever.

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What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database


Greenplum Database is a massively parallel processing (MPP) SQL database that is built and based on PostgreSQL.

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A Short on How Zoom Works

High Scalability

Zoom scaled from 20 million to 300 million users virtually over night. What's incredible is from the outside they've shown little in the way of apparent growing pains, though on the inside it's a good bet a lot of craziness is going on.

Selenium Automation Script With JavaScript


Selenium is an open-source automation framework initially introduced in 2004. Using this framework, we can validate web applications across different browsers and platforms. Java, C#, Python are mostly used for developing test scripts.

DevSecOps: Recent experiences in field of Federal & Government


Dynatrace news. Introduction. For Federal, State and Local agencies to take full advantage of the agility and responsiveness of a DevOps approach to the software lifecycle, Security must also play an integral role across lifecycle stages.

Fundamentals of table expressions, Part 2 – Derived tables, logical considerations

SQL Performance

Last month I provided a background to table expressions in T-SQL. I explained the context from relational theory and the SQL standard. I explained how a table in SQL is an attempt to represent a relation from relational theory.

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Hyper Scale VPC Flow Logs enrichment to provide Network Insight

The Netflix TechBlog

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Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

High Scalability

If you’re hosting your databases in the cloud, choosing the right cloud service provider is a significant decision to make for your long-term hosting costs. This is especially apparent in today's world where organizations are doing whatever they can to optimize and reduce their costs.

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Web Service Testing Using Neoload


In this tutorial, we will understand how to design SOAP and REST services using Neoload to validate the performance of web services. Designing SOAP request in Neoload. Step 1: Create New Project (Go to File -> Click on New -> Enter Project Name -> Click Finish).

The new normal of digital experience delivery – lessons learned from monitoring mission-critical websites during COVID-19


Dynatrace news. Since the start of COVID -19, o rganizations have adapted to a new normal, shifting employees to work-from-home and initiating more remote servicing for customers.

Impact of the Column order in Composite Index SQL Server

SQL Shack

In this article, we will explore Composite Index SQL Server and key order impacts on it. We will also view SQL Server update statistics to determine an optimized execution plan of the Compositive index.

Tracking Web Vitals for a better user experience

Speed Curve

Google recently announced an initiative called 'Web Vitals', which focuses on three performance metrics they consider essential for improving the user experience: Largest Contentful Paint (LCP). First Input Delay (FID). Cumulative Layout Shift (CLS).

“Anything is Possible in the Novel Economy” – Brian Solis


Following the disruption wrought by the COVID-19 pandemic, global businesses are squinting their eyes through the dust of the aftermath. Little has prepared them for what Brian Solis calls the “Novel Economy”.

Part 2: The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book

High Scalability

This is the second part of my interview with Alex DeBrie on his new insta-classic: The DynamoDB Book. To read the first part of the interview please mosey on over to The DynamoDB Book: An Interview With Alex DeBrie On His New Book. Go ahead. Take your time. It's worth it. Quick Fire Round.


Reactive Architecture Benefits and Use Cases


While the term reactive architecture has been around for a long time, only relatively recently has it been recognized by the industry and hit mainstream adoption. And the goal of this article is to analyze what reactive really is and why to adopt it.

Tutorial: Guide to automated SRE-driven performance engineering


Dynatrace news. In this blog, I will be going through a step-by-step guide on how to automate SRE-driven performance engineering.

SQL Interview Questions for the second round

SQL Shack

In this article, we will talk about SQL interview questions and answers that can be asked in the second-round technical stage. These interview questions are based on real-life experiences. Therefore, it can be a very useful source when preparing for the second round of SQL technical interviews.


Keeping Customers Streaming?—?The Centralized Site Reliability Practice at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Keeping Customers Streaming?—?The The Centralized Site Reliability Practice at Netflix By Hank Jacobs , Senior Site Reliability Engineer on CORE We’re privileged to be in the business of bringing joy to our customers at Netflix. Whether it’s a compelling new series or an innovative product feature, we strive to provide a best-in-class service that people love and can enjoy anytime, anywhere. A key underpinning to keeping our customers happy and streaming is a strong focus on reliability.

A/B Testing Instant.Page With Netlify and Speedcurve

Tim Kadlec

I’ve wanted to give a proper try out on my site for a while now. It’s a pretty clever approach.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For May 14th, 2020

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time! Who knew a birthday service could lead to an existential crisis? Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff can't happen. You are that important to the fate of the smart and thoughtful world.

Benefits of Using an Online Bug Tracking System


When a software program or an application does not work the way it is created or designed to perform, it is called a software bug. In most cases, these errors are caused by developers or designers.

Government: Why it’s important, now more than ever, to optimize digital user experience


Dynatrace news. When the Australian Federal Government set its 2025 vision to be a world leader in the delivery of digital services, nobody predicted the coronavirus pandemic was around the corner. But it shouldn’t stop this vision from being completed. Quite the opposite, in fact.

SQL Server Query Tuning tips for beginners with practical examples

SQL Shack

In this article, we will continue to learn essential techniques of the SQL Server query tuning with practical examples. Query tuning is a bit complicated issue and if any database programmer wants to be successful on this topic, they can start with learning these basic methods to improve their skill.

QnA with Ajay Balamurugadas


Here’s a quick QnA session with the one and only witty and sharp, Ajay Balamurugadas. Ajay is an esteemed speaker, conducts multiple training sessions, learning activities, and testing initiatives.

Stack Trace Monitoring: Gaps in Measuring the User Experience


Our digital world is evolving and advancing at an unimaginable pace – and so are the expectations of end users. Momentum is everything in today’s united world, and having a poor performing website or application will likely result in the confidence of your products and services.

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High Scalability

Who's Hiring? has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. Scrapinghub is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Big Data/AI).

Tips for Healthy Page Object Classes


The most popular design pattern used in web UI test codebases is the Page Object Model (POM) design pattern. This pattern suggests modeling a class to represent a single page of your system under test.

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Dynatrace ServiceNow integration certified for the Orlando release


Dynatrace news. The updated Dynatrace ServiceNow application has UI enhancements, the addition of a new Dynatrace entity, and additional event management updates. It also fixes some known issues from previous versions. What’s new at a glance.

How to identify and resolve SQL Server Index Fragmentation

SQL Shack

In this article, we will learn how to identify and resolve Index Fragmentation in SQL Server. Index fragmentation identification and index maintenance are important parts of the database maintenance task.

15 Remote Working Tips From Experience


Remote work has been steadily gaining popularity for some years now. According to an article published by smallbizgenius , in 2019, the number of people who work from home has increased by 140% since 2005. Now, most of the population is working from home.

Shift security left with your continuous testing: 3 key focus areas

TechBeacon Testing

Security is often the black sheep of testing. At many organizations, functional testing has continuous support and funding throughout the lifecycle of the application, but when the focus shifts to security, there is usually only a scan before the release.

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High Scalability

Who's Hiring? has hours of system design content. They also do live system design discussions every week. They break down interview prep into fundamental building blocks. Try out their platform. Scrapinghub is hiring a Senior Software Engineer (Big Data/AI).

Difference Between Black-Box, White-Box, and Grey-Box Testing


You can never be sure about the quality of your in- development software unless you test it first.

Dynatrace achieves Amazon RDS Service Ready designation


Dynatrace news. Dynatrace is an AWS Advanced Technology Partner, so it’s easy to integrate Dynatrace with AWS to help you stay on top of the dynamics of your enterprise cloud environment?.

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Memory-Optimized Table Variables in SQL Server

SQL Shack

This article will cover the usage details and performance advantages of the memory-optimized table variables. A table variable is a sort of variable that is used to store data temporarily.

Common Software Testing Mistakes Beginners Make & How To Avoid


Introduction. Software testing is the process of finding bugs or discrepancies in a software. It is a process put in place to check that an application, set to be released in the market for users, has a minimum number of errors.

Remote Work Is Not The Best Possible Future

Professor Beekums

There has been quite a bit of talk lately about how companies are moving to remote work. Some people even go so far to say that all companies should be remote. Having an office is just clinging to the past. The office is obsolete and remote work is the future we should have.