2020

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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 * harry.is: [link] --> For the most part, web fonts nowadays are faster than ever.

Google 285
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Reducing Your Database Hosting Costs: DigitalOcean vs. AWS vs. Azure

Scalegrid

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.

Azure 238
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Data Democratization and How to Get Started?

DZone

Today data is an important factor for business success. In every business, it has been observed that data is playing a game-changing moment to improve business performance. Data is important and necessary in this increasingly competitive world.

Big Data 285
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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.

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Life of a Netflix Partner Engineer?—?The case of extra 40 ms

The Netflix TechBlog

Life of a Netflix Partner Engineer?—?The The case of the extra 40 ms By: John Blair , Netflix Partner Engineering The Netflix application runs on hundreds of smart TVs, streaming sticks and pay TV set top boxes.

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Performance Testing with Open Source Tools – Myths and Reality

Alex Podelko

Some time ago Federico Toledo published Performance Testing with Open Source Tools- Busting The Myths. While Federico definitely has good points there, there is some truth in these myths too. Otherwise we wouldn’t see so many commercial tools built on the top of open source including BlazeMeter (it is ironic that the article is posted on the BlazeMeter site), Flood, and OctoPerf.

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How to Estimate Web Performance Impact Before Making Fixes

Jos

Web Performance is important for user experience and business metrics. Estimating its impact is key to be able to prioritize it, yet it’s difficult to quantify its benefits until the work has been done. We need to break this chicken-and-egg loop.

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Reaffirming our commitment to Italy: Introducing the AWS Europe (Milan) Region

All Things Distributed

The global healthcare pandemic has been like nothing many of us in Europe have ever known. During this time, many organizations have been contemplating their role in the COVID-19 crisis, and how they can best serve their communities.

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React Server Components

Addy Osmani

React Server Components aim to enable modern UX with a server-driven mental model. In this post I will share some notes I took while catching up on the latest RFC and talk around this work

Servers 114
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content-visibility: the new CSS property that boosts your rendering performance

CSS - Tricks

Una Kravets and Vladimir Levin: […] you can use another CSS property called content-visibility to apply the needed containment automatically. content-visibility ensures that you get the largest performance gains the browser can provide with minimal effort from you as a developer.

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Site-Speed Topography

CSS Wizardry

A couple of years ago, my first few days on a new web performance project were always slow going. So many false starts, tedious workflows, and a complete lack of efficiency really made it difficult for me to find momentum.

Speed 213
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MySQL on Azure Performance Benchmark – ScaleGrid vs. Azure Database

Scalegrid

Microsoft Azure is one of the most popular cloud providers in the world, and a natural fit for database hosting on applications leveraging Microsoft across their infrastructure. MySQL is the number one open source database that’s commonly hosted through Azure instances.

Azure 233
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Handling Multiple Windows With Protractor For Selenium Testing

DZone

Every day is a challenge for newbie automation testers! Just when you learned how to perform automated browser testing on a single window, you now come across the challenge of handling multiple windows. Isn’t this a nightmare! Well, no need to worry, I've got you covered.

Testing 281
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One Team at Uber is Moving from Microservices to Macroservices

High Scalability

There may be an undiscovered tribe deep in some jungle somewhere that hasn’t made up their mind on microservices, but I doubt it. People love microservices or love to hate microservices. There’s not much in between.

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How Netflix Scales its API with GraphQL Federation (Part 1)

The Netflix TechBlog

Netflix is known for its loosely coupled and highly scalable microservice architecture. Independent services allow for evolving at different paces and scaling independently. Yet they add complexity for use cases that span multiple services.

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How Tech is Shaping the Logistics Industry in Chicago

Simform

Chicago is a well established global shipping hub. The city houses plenty of logistic giants that move goods around the world. However, the dawn of new technologies in the field of logistics has stirred up things in this city.

Logistics 114
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How to Estimate Web Performance Impact Before Making Fixes

Jos

Web Performance is important for user experience and business metrics. Estimating its impact is key to be able to prioritize it, yet it’s difficult to quantify its benefits until the work has been done. We need to break this chicken-and-egg loop.

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Dynatrace wins AI Breakthrough Award for Davis AI engine

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. Today, the AI Breakthrough Awards announced its 2020 winners , recognizing the leading AI innovators and solutions.

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When scaling your workload is a matter of saving lives

All Things Distributed

On March 16, 2020, at 9:26 PM, I received an urgent email from my friend DJ Patil, former White House Chief Data Scientist, Head of Technology for Devoted Health, a Senior Fellow at the Belfer Center at the Harvard Kennedy School, and Advisor to Venrock Partners.

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The Import On Interaction Pattern

Addy Osmani

Tip: Lazy-load non-critical resources when a user interacts with UI requiring it. Your page may contain code or data for a component or resource that isnt immediately necessary. For example, UI a user doesnt see unless they click or scroll on parts of the page.

Code 114
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Please stop using this UPSERT anti-pattern

SQL Performance

I think everyone already knows my opinions about MERGE and why I stay away from it. But here's another (anti-)pattern I see all over the place when people want to perform an upsert (update a row if it exists and insert it if it doesn't): IF EXISTS ( SELECT 1 FROM dbo.

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Real-World Effectiveness of Brotli

CSS Wizardry

One of the more fundamental rules of building fast websites is to optimise your assets, and where text content such as HTML, CSS, and JS are concerned, we’re talking about compression.

Latency 198
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What is Greenplum Database? Intro to the Big Data Database

Scalegrid

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

Big Data 223
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Unit Testing Log Messages Made Easy

DZone

As a Java Developer, we need to cover a lot of scenarios to ensure the quality of our software and catch bugs as soon as possible when introducing a new code. For 99% of all my use cases AssertJ, Junit, Mockito, and Wiremock are sufficient enough do cover the test cases.

Testing 283
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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For Sep 18th, 2020

High Scalability

Hey, it's HighScalability time! I can't wait for the duel. Just don't shoot into the air. Do you like this sort of Stuff? Without your support on Patreon this kind of Stuff won't happen. Know someone who could benefit from becoming one with the cloud? Of course you do.

Internet 248
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Optimized shot-based encodes for 4K: Now streaming!

The Netflix TechBlog

by Aditya Mavlankar , Liwei Guo , Anush Moorthy and Anne Aaron Netflix has an ever-expanding collection of titles which customers can enjoy in 4K resolution with a suitable device and subscription plan.

Storage 264
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Windows Timer Resolution: The Great Rule Change

Randon ASCII

The behavior of the Windows scheduler changed significantly in Windows 10 2004, in a way that will break a few applications, and there appears to have been no announcement, and the documentation has not been updated.

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Top 10 most popular Node.js frameworks for building web apps in 2020

Simform

In 2020, the demand for web applications has increased with more and more businesses employing them to deliver a better user experience. Looking at this rising demand, developers are continually testing different frameworks that offer advanced features to build web applications.

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Dynatrace Application Security protects your applications in complex cloud environments

Dynatrace

Dynatrace news. In our increasingly digital world, the speed of innovation is key to business success. Cloud-native technologies, including Kubernetes and OpenShift, help organizations accelerate innovation. Open source has also become a fundamental building block of the entire cloud-native stack.

Cloud 241
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Reinventing virtualization with the AWS Nitro System

All Things Distributed

Running a business at the scale of Amazon, we often have to solve problems that no other company has faced before. The disadvantage of this is that there is no “how to” guide for us—a lot is unknown.

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Faster Web App Delivery with PRPL

Addy Osmani

PRPL is a pattern for structuring and serving web applications and Progressive Web Apps with an emphasis on improved app delivery and launch performance

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Fundamentals of table expressions, Part 6 – Recursive CTEs

SQL Performance

This article is the sixth part in a series about table expressions. Last month in Part 5 I covered the logical treatment of nonrecursive CTEs. This month I cover the logical treatment of recursive CTEs.

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Performance Budgets, Pragmatically

CSS Wizardry

One of the key tools that performance engineers have at their disposal is the Performance Budget: it helps us—or, more importantly, our clients—ensure that any performance-focused work is monitored and maintained after we’ve gone.

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Using JSONB in PostgreSQL: How to Effectively Store & Index JSON Data in PostgreSQL

Scalegrid

JSON stands for JavaScript Object Notation. It is an open standard format which organizes data into key/value pairs and arrays detailed in RFC 7159. JSON is the most common format used by web services to exchange data, store documents, unstructured data, etc.

Storage 220
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Optimizing String Comparisons in Go

DZone

Want your Go programs to run faster? Optimizing string comparisons in Go can improve your application’s response time and help scalability. Comparing two strings to see if they’re equal takes processing power, but not all comparisons are the same.

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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.

Azure 241
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Edgar: Solving Mysteries Faster with Observability

The Netflix TechBlog

Edgar helps Netflix teams troubleshoot distributed systems efficiently with the help of a summarized presentation of request tracing, logs, analysis, and metadata. by Elizabeth Carretto Everyone loves Unsolved Mysteries. There’s always someone who seems like the surefire culprit.