The Fastest Google Fonts

CSS Wizardry

That said, the convenience of a service like Google Fonts cannot be overstated. While prototyping, I turned to Google Fonts, and with their recent ability to support font-display via a URL parameter ( &display=swap ), I knew that things would stay pretty speedy.

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


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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Accelerate transformation with automated observability for Google Cloud Platform


As a leader in cloud infrastructure and platform services , the Google Cloud Platform is fast becoming an integral part of many enterprises’ cloud strategies. Simplified cloud complexity with fully automated observability of Google Cloud. Google Cloud Datastore.

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Analyze Mule4 API Performance — Using JMeter and Google Apps Script


performance jmeter mule 4 api testing performance testing and tuning test framework google apps script jmeter csv fileFor a project member, when we heard about API performance tests. Do we always have some questions like what should our standard for API performance? How we can define an automation process for API performance tests? What are the tools we can use?

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60 seconds to self-upgrading observability on Google Kubernetes Engine


We’ll look at lifecycle management and then move on to tracing, while sharing some exciting announcements about Google Kubernetes Engine along the way. Rapid OneAgent rollouts on Google Kubernetes Engine. Product news Google Kubernetes Engine Helm chart observability What's new

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Google's Load Time Ranking Update


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).

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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.

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Load Balanced ProxySQL in Google Cloud


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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Optimizing dbt and Google’s BigQuery


Even with Google offering a lot of features through its BigQuery , some degree of optimization is still required. Setting up a data warehouse is the first step towards fully utilizing big data analysis. Still, it is one of many that need to be taken before you can generate value from the data you gather. An important step in that chain of the process is data modeling and transformation.

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Google Announces the General Availability of A2 Virtual Machines


Recently, Google announced A2 Virtual Machines (VMs)' general availability based on the NVIDIA Ampere A100 Tensor Core GPUs in Compute Engine.

Optimizing Google Fonts Performance

Smashing Magazine

Optimizing Google Fonts Performance. Optimizing Google Fonts Performance. It’s fair to say Google Fonts are popular. Without Google Fonts you would be limited to the handful of “ system fonts ” installed on your user’s device. Like all good things, Google Fonts do come with a cost. Google Fonts Are Already Optimized. When the browser makes a request to the API, Google first checks which file types the browser supports. — FAQ, Google Fonts.

Is Google Fonts Slowing Your Site? Make Google Fonts Faster


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?” How to Optimize Google Fonts.

Google: Polling Like It's the 90s


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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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


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


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


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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AWS Lambda vs Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions: Comparing Serverless Providers


Read this blog to understand and analyze the comparison between AWS Lambda vs Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions. The post AWS Lambda vs Azure Functions vs Google Cloud Functions: Comparing Serverless Providers appeared first on Insights on Latest Technologies - Simform Blog.

AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Pricing Comparison of Virtual Machines


As major cloud providers (AWS, Azure, Google, and IBM) continue to drop the prices of cloud instances. The post AWS vs Azure vs Google Cloud: Pricing Comparison of Virtual Machines appeared first on Insights on Latest Technologies - Simform Blog. This blog provides you the virtual instances' pricing comparison to help you choose the cheapest one.

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 planning a new ‘Badge of Shame’ for slow websites


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.

Full support for Google’s Core Web Vitals improves your user experience and search rankings


To provide “quality signals that are essential to delivering a great user experience on the web,” Google introduced their Core Web Vitals initiative last year, advocating the Largest contentful paint , Cumulative layout shift , and First input delay metrics. Google Search Console?and

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Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms


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.

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


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. Getting Started with Google Lighthouse. What Does Google Lighthouse Test?

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Google Lighthouse and Rigor: Comparing Two Essential Platforms


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.

Chromium vs. Chrome – What’s the Difference?


But, Google Chrome dominates the global browser market despite the diversity of browsers. Chrome is a web browser developed by Google whereas Chromium is an open-source software project also created by Google, whose source code serves as a building ground for many other popular browsers.

How to do web performance testing with Google Lighthouse and Cypress

TechBeacon Testing

Our attention span has decreased over time. Online, if a page loads slowly, people are quick to go to a competitor’s site. They have no patience for slow websites. Businesses that fail to realize this can lose a lot of money after racking up negative reviews from customers.

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

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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. What is Google Lighthouse?

How to Get Ready for Google’s Speed Update


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

Core Web Vitals: Practical metrics for optimal user experiences


Great user experiences start with Core Web Vitals (CWVs) — a set of metrics defined by Google to help measure user experience at scale. They are part of Web Vitals , a quality standards initiative by Google that helps web developers deliver great user experiences. Dynatrace news.

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?

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?

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


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.

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


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


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.

Don’t Use Too Many Web-Fonts


Optimization Explained fonts google fonts web performance webfontsWe discuss the impact of using too many fonts for your website.

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


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.

Dynatrace Managed now available on all major cloud platforms


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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Google PageSpeed Insights - Scoring 100/100 with WordPress


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.

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.