The Fastest Google Fonts

CSS Wizardry

That said, the convenience of a service like Google Fonts cannot be overstated. Their ability to serve the tiniest possible font files tailored to specific user agents and platforms is amazing, and with such a huge, freely-available library served from Google-grade CDNs… I definitely see why people continue to turn to it. It started with a tweet: TIP: If you’re going to use `font-display` for your Google Fonts then it makes sense to asynchronously load the whole request chain.

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ScaleGrid Launches Google Cloud Platform (GCP) Support for Managed Database Hosting

Scalegrid

October 14, 2020 – ScaleGrid, a leading Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) provider, has just announced the launch of Google Cloud Platform (GCP) hosting through their fully managed DBaaS plans. PALO ALTO, Calif.,

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60 seconds to self-upgrading observability on Google Kubernetes Engine

Dynatrace

We’ll look at lifecycle management and then move on to tracing, while sharing some exciting announcements about Google Kubernetes Engine along the way. As I hinted in the opening paragraph, the OneAgent Helm chart also unlocks some important marketplace integrations, most notably the GCP marketplace for Google Kubernetes Engine. Rapid OneAgent rollouts on Google Kubernetes Engine. Product news Google Kubernetes Engine Helm chart observability What's new

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Google Analytics and Dynatrace – Why you need both

Dynatrace

In this post, I wanted to share how I use Google Analytics together with Dynatrace to give me a more complete picture of my customers, and their experience across our digital channels. Google Analytics. Almost all marketers will be familiar with Google Analytics. This doesn’t fully sum up how I use Google Analytics, but for those who aren’t familiar with it, it should serve as a basic overview. Digital experience Davis Google Analytics session replay

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Google's Load Time Ranking Update

DZone

You may also like: Lessons From the Birth of Microservices at Google. You may have heard that as of early July, Google updated its search algorithm to include the load time of mobile URLs. While we knew this was coming back in January (way to go Google for the pre-update announcement). Performance testing makes the world turn. For the performance tester , it has real implications — let's take a look. Background.

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Load Balanced ProxySQL in Google Cloud

DZone

cloud tutorial performance google load testing load balancing google cloud gcp proxysqlThere are three different ways ProxySQL can direct traffic between your application and the back-end MySQL services. Locally, on the MySQL servers. Between the MySQL servers and the application. Colocated on the application servers themselves. Without going through too much detail, each has its own limitations.

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Free Google Book: Building Secure and Reliable Systems

High Scalability

Google added another book into their excellent SRE series: Building Secure and Reliable Systems. One thing I like is they use as examples actual security and design issues they've experienced at Google and then explain how those were solved. Google has problems, just like you. It's free to download, so don't be shy. It's not short: 557 pages and 21 chapters! So what's it about? In short it's about "reliability through the lens of security.".

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Google: Polling Like It's the 90s

DZone

During the event, I saw that Google embeds live score updates within search results, which is pretty nifty. Computers in the 90s. Ably recently had the pleasure of delivering real-time scoring and commentary updates to fans of the Laver Cup tennis championship, on behalf of Tennis Australia, for the third year in a row. It seems this first appeared in results sometime in 2016 and received an update for the. apis websockets browsers realtime data realtime communication

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Case Study: Pokémon GO on Google Cloud Load Balancing

High Scalability

There are a lot of cool nuggets in Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook. In addition, many engineers across Google provided their assis? Load Balancing googleIf you haven't put it on your reading list, here's a tantalizing excerpt from CHAPTER 11 Managing Load by Cooper Bethea, Gráinne Sheerin, Jennifer Mace, and Ruth King with Gary Luo and Gary O’Connor. Niantic launched Pokémon GO in the summer of 2016.

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Is Google Fonts Slowing Your Site? Make Google Fonts Faster

MachMetrics

Using Google Fonts is often one of the first steps people take to give their website a unique look. But if you’ve ever brought over that amazing font and ran a speed test, you might be asking – “Does Google Fonts slow down my site?” ” It is true that using Google Fonts requires the browser to make additional requests and download the font you’ve chosen, resulting in additional loading time. Why We Need to Optimize Google Fonts.

Google's New Book: The Site Reliability Workbook

High Scalability

Google has released a new book: The Site Reliability Workbook — Practical Ways to Implement SRE. David Rensin, a SRE at Google, says : It's a whole new book. And from the preface: The purpose of this second SRE book is (a) to add more implementation detail to the principles outlined in the first volume, and (b) to dispel the idea that SRE is implementable only at “Google scale” or in “Google culture.”

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The Complete Checklist For App Store Optimization In Google Play

DZone

The year 2008 changed the way humans interact with their phones and businesses were being conducted with the launch of the android app store by Google. With the invention of the internet, e-commerce gained immense popularity and the launch of the app store by google changed the market, especially the on-demand one for good. mobile performance optimization applications app store google play

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Google Lighthouse vs Rigor

Rigor

One free tool has become prominent in the space – Google Lighthouse – and one question often bubbles up: “I use Google Lighthouse for one-off snapshots of my site’s performance, so why do I need a performance monitoring solution?” No matter the level of your business’s performance maturity, it’s critical that you take a closer look at Google Lighthouse to understand where it shines and when that light isn’t enough to help you navigate to dry land.

Google's June 2nd Outage: Their Status Page ? Reality

DZone

On Sunday June 2nd, Google Cloud Platform had an extended networking-based outage. There was significant disruption of commonly used services like YouTube and Gmail, as well as Google-hosted applications like Snapchat. cloud performance google outagePreviously we've written about having hard conversations with cloud providers. The incident currently associated with the outage, 19009 , indicates a start time of 12:53 US/Pacific and a resolution time of 16:56 US/Pacific.

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We shipped font-display to Google Fonts!

Addy Osmani

At Google I/0 2019 , we announced that we would finally be bringing support for font-display to Google Fonts. I'm happy to share this is now available in production for all Google Fonts users via the new display parameter

Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms

Rigor

One free tool has become prominent in the space – Google Lighthouse – and. The post Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms appeared first on Production. Web Performance google lighthouse lighthouse performance maturityAs companies become more aware of the importance of web performance, internal teams begin to research tools they can use to use to track their metrics and improve the user experience of their websites and applications.

Google planning a new ‘Badge of Shame’ for slow websites

MachMetrics

Google has announced plans for a new badging system that would let users know whether a website typically loads slowly. With its search engine being easily the most used on the internet, Google has an incredible influence on the web. When Google announced that it would begin to give a ranking boost to SSL-secured websites, for example, it became imperative to get your site secured. Most stemmed from Google exercising too much power with this move.

Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms

Rigor

One free tool has become prominent in the space – Google Lighthouse – and. The post Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms appeared first on Production. Web Performance google lighthouse lighthouse performance maturityAs companies become more aware of the importance of web performance, internal teams begin to research tools they can use to use to track their metrics and improve the user experience of their websites and applications.

Google's Inbox Email Client

Baron Schwartz

Google’s Inbox email client is going away in a couple of months, and I’m sad. As I’ve been looking around for a replacement, I realized that I never wrote about how I came to appreciate it. In fact, the last thing I wrote about it was quite disparaging, so I’d like to set the record straight. Inbox at first felt to me like an artificial attempt to cram non-email concepts into email by limiting email’s functionality.

Build a Node.js Tool to Record and Compare Google Lighthouse Reports

CSS - Tricks

to run Google Lighthouse audits via the command line, save the reports they generate in JSON format and then compare them so web performance can be monitored as the website grows and develops. I’m hopeful this can serve as a good introduction for any developer interested in learning about how to work with Google Lighthouse programmatically. What is Google Lighthouse? Google Lighthouse is one of the best-automated tools available on a web developer's utility belt.

Google Lighthouse Audits – How to use Chrome’s built-in speed testing tool

MachMetrics

If you’re not a developer/designer, you may not be familiar with the Chrome DevTools and the extremely powerful Google Lighthouse Audits that can be found inside. However, you have likely used the Web UI that Google uses to allow you to test websites for speed – Google PageSpeed Insights. Getting Started with Google Lighthouse. What Does Google Lighthouse Test? However, Google has said that it plans to bring more features to this test.

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How Google PageSpeed Works: Improve Your Score and Search Engine Ranking

CSS - Tricks

Now that Google uses page speed as a ranking factor, many organizations have become laser-focused on performance. Last year, Google made two significant changes to their search indexing and ranking algorithms : In March, indexing became based on the mobile version of a page , rather than desktop. Google wrote: Faster sites don’t just improve user experience; recent data shows that improving site speed also reduces operating costs. What is Google Lighthouse?

How to Get Ready for Google’s Speed Update

Rigor

Google recently announced the launch of their Speed Update. This change to how Google ranks websites for searches will now take mobile page speed into account in its ranking algorithm. This announcement is part of a Google’s ongoing efforts to incentivize good web performance. Google won’t notify you if your ranking is dinged by mobile speed, but you will see the impact in your Google Search Console and your traffic. Web Performance google SEO Speed

ScyllaDB Trends – How Users Deploy The Real-Time Big Data Database

Scalegrid

Google Cloud. Google Cloud Platform (GCP) was the second most popular cloud provider for ScyllaDB, coming in at 30.4% Google Cloud does offer their own wide column store and big data database called Bigtable which is actually ranked #111, one under ScyllaDB at #110 on DB-Engines. Amazon AWS Azure Benchmarks Cassandra Cloud Database Google Cloud On-Premise ScyllaDB Trend Report #1. Google Cloud #3.

2019 Open Source Database Report: Top Databases, Public Cloud vs. On-Premise, Polyglot Persistence

High Scalability

Ready to transition from a commercial database to open source, and want to know which databases are most popular in 2019? Wondering whether an on-premise vs. public cloud vs. hybrid cloud infrastructure is best for your database strategy? Or, considering adding a new database to your application and want to see which combinations are most popular?

AI-powered, automated observability and deep visibility into serverless apps running on Google Cloud Run

Dynatrace

Run custom-built images as containers at scale with Google Cloud Run. The post AI-powered, automated observability and deep visibility into serverless apps running on Google Cloud Run appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Product news Google Cloud Platform Google Cloud Run kubernetes OneAgent version 1.179Dynatrace news. Cloud Run brings serverless to containers.

How to Speed Up Page Load Times with Google’s PageSpeed Insights

MachMetrics

According to Google, a website can lose as many as half its visitors while loading. Google’s PageSpeed Insights tools may be just what you need to leverage data collected through speed testing. Google offers a host of useful resources for web developers and PageSpeed Insights is just one of several free web performance tools that can help you check your speed score, boost your page load times and significantly improve user experience.

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Dynatrace Managed now available on all major cloud platforms

Dynatrace

While to-date it’s been possible to integrate Dynatrace Managed for intelligent monitoring of services running on AWS and Azure, today we’re excited to announce the release of our Dynatrace Managed marketplace listing for the Google Cloud Platform. Dynatrace news.

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Why Test Your Web-Apps on Older Versions of Chrome?

DZone

Testing on Google Chrome is necessary for any app-designer. performance testing google web developement chrome website testing chrome browser google chrome cross-browser testing app testingInternet usage has constantly exploded in the past decade and continues to grow every single day. Currently, global Internet traffic counts to a whopping 4.3 billion users.

Design and operate better applications in Kubernetes with extended insights into cross-container communications

Dynatrace

For this example, we’ll use a simple application called “Online Boutique,” which is based on the Google microservices demo application. Online Boutique has been launched into a Kubernetes cluster that runs in Google Kubernetes Engine (GKE). Product news Google Kubernetes Engine kubernetes OneAgent version 1.201 problems Smartscape Version 1.202 What's newDynatrace news. Kubernetes at scale in the enterprise is complex.

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Google PageSpeed Insights - Scoring 100/100 with WordPress

KeyCDN

Running speed tests with tools like Google PageSpeed Insights , WebPageTest , or KeyCDN’s Website Speed Test are always a good way to help gauge your website’s performance. With that being said, see how we easily achieved a 100/100 score with WordPress and Google PageSpeed Insights. Everything from ranking higher in Google search results to providing your visitors with a better user experience, thus increasing conversions, all comes into play.

3.6 Million Queries per Second on a Single VM Using MySQL With Dynimize

DZone

So when I discovered that you can now rent by the hour massive instances within Google Compute Cloud that support 224 virtual cores based on AMD EPYC 2 Rome processors, I had to jump at the opportunity to see what kind low hanging fruit might be out there. performance mysql databases amd sysbench mysql 8 google compute cloudIt's not every day that you get to break a record.

PostgreSQL Trends: Most Popular Cloud Providers, Languages, VACUUM, Query Management Strategies & Deployment Types in Enterprise

Scalegrid

of PostgreSQL cloud deployments were hosted through Google Cloud Platform (GCP), growing 11% from April where they only averaged 17.5% PostgreSQL popularity is skyrocketing in the enterprise space. As this open source database continues to pull new users from expensive commercial database management systems like Oracle, DB2 and SQL Server, organizations are adopting new approaches and evolving their own to maintain the exceptional performance of their SQL deployments.

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2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

Scalegrid

Microsoft Azure and Google Cloud Platform tied neck and neck at 17.5% PostgreSQL is an open source relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?

2019 PostgreSQL Trends Report: Private vs. Public Cloud, Migrations, Database Combinations & Top Reasons Used

High Scalability

PostgreSQL is an open source object-relational database system that has soared in popularity over the past 30 years from its active, loyal, and growing community. For the 2nd year in a row, PostgreSQL has kept the title of #1 fastest growing database in the world according to the DBMS of the Year report by the experts at DB-Engines. So what makes PostgreSQL so special, and how is it being used today?

Notes on: 'Performance Culture' at Google I/O 2014

Tim Kadlec

At Google I/O 2014 , Lara Swanson and Paul Lewis discussed performance culture. Since it’s one of my favorite topics, I decided to share my notes: 34% of US adults use a smartphone as their primary means of internet access. Mobile networks add a tremendous amount of latency. We are not our end users. The new devices and fast networks we use are not necessarily what our users are using. 40% of people abandon a site that takes longer than 2-3 seconds to load.

Snap: a microkernel approach to host networking

The Morning Paper

This paper describes the networking stack, Snap , that has been running in production at Google for the last three years+. Enter Google! Uncategorized Google NetworkingSnap: a microkernel approach to host networking Marty et al., SOSP’19.

The Analytics That Matter

CSS - Tricks

For example, we might slap Google Analytics on a site, doing nothing but installing the generic snippet. For example, one of Google’s Web Core Vitals , which are soon to affect the SEO of our pages, include a metric called First Input Delay (FID) and you have to collect data via JavaScript¹ on your page to use it. I get why Google has to guess. Article analytics google analytics performance

Software-defined far memory in warehouse scale computers

The Morning Paper

This makes memory a critical factor in the total cost of ownership (TCO) of large compute clusters, or as Google like to call them “Warehouse-scale computers (WSCs).” ” This paper describes a “far memory” system that has been in production deployment at Google since 2016. Google were able to bring about a 4-5% reduction in memory TCO (worth millions of dollars!) Google use zswap to implement their far memory tier.

Fast key-value stores: an idea whose time has come and gone

The Morning Paper

In ProtoCache (a component of a widely used Google application), 27% of its latency when using a traditional S+RInK design came from marshalling/un-marshalling. (We’ve Google has Slicer , an auto-sharding system, but Slicer on its own still leaves many important problems unsolved: replication, consistency, cache-invalidation and so on. (At Uncategorized Datastores GoogleFast key-value stores: an idea whose time has come and gone Adya et al., HotOS’19.

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Procella: unifying serving and analytical data at YouTube

The Morning Paper

Anchored in the primary use case of supporting Google’s YouTube business, what we’re looking at here could well be the future of data processing at Google. Google already has Dremel , Mesa , Photon , F1 , PowerDrill , and Spanner , so why did they need yet another data processing system? Evaluated over four typical YouTube Analytics query patterns, here are the performance and memory consumption figures for Artus vs Capacitor , Google BigQuery’s columnar storage format.

Nines are not enough: meaningful metrics for clouds

The Morning Paper

The authors of today’s paper should know a thing or two about that: Jeffrey Mogul and John Wilkes at Google 1 ! About that recent outage… I know this has been a longer write-up than usual, but I can’t resist quoting this paragraph about risks that are under the cloud provider’s control, to be juxtaposed with the emerging details of the recent Google Cloud Networking Incident #19009. Uncategorized Google Operations

Towards federated learning at scale: system design

The Morning Paper

This is a high level paper describing Google’s production system for federated learning. One of the most interesting things to me here is simply to know that Google are working on this, have a first version in production working with tens of millions of devices, and see significant future expansion for the technology (‘ we anticipate uses where the number of devices reaches billions ’). There’s a good high-level overview of federated learning on Google’s AI blog.