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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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. 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. Dynatrace news.

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).

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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?”

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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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. Google Fonts Are Already Optimized.

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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 google

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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. mobile performance optimization applications app store google play

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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. It's the second book in their SRE series. How is it different than the previous Site Reliability Engineering book?

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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 outage

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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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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 maturity

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 maturity

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

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.

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.

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

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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. 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

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. Dynatrace news. Cloud Run brings serverless to containers.

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. 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?

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.

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 testing

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. So does that mean Google Pagespeed Insights is worthless?

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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?

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. According to Google, the best practice for a website’s speed is to keep it under 3 seconds load time.

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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.

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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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.

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.

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).” Google were able to bring about a 4-5% reduction in memory TCO (worth millions of dollars!)

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 Uncategorized Datastores GoogleFast key-value stores: an idea whose time has come and gone Adya et al., HotOS’19.

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Real-World Effectiveness of Brotli

CSS Wizardry

21 years later, in 2013, Google launched Brotli, a new algorithm that claims even greater improvement than Gzip! The raw data is available in this Google Sheet , but the things we mainly care about are: Gzip size reduction vs. nothing: 73% decrease.

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. Uncategorized Datastores GoogleProcella: unifying serving and analytical data at YouTube Chattopadhyay et al.,

Towards federated learning at scale: system design

The Morning Paper

This is a high level paper describing Google’s production system for federated learning. There’s a good high-level overview of federated learning on Google’s AI blog. FL at Google has been used for on-device item ranking (e.g. Uncategorized Google Machine Learning

The Difference Between GTmetrix, PageSpeed Insights, Pingdom Tools and WebPagetest

Gtmetrix

Optimization Explained google lighthouse page optimization PageSpeed PageSpeed Insights Pingdom Pingdom Tools WebPagetest yslowIf you’ve used any of these tools, you may wonder why the results are sometimes different.

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

How To Avoid Landing Page Redirects (10 min read)

Rigor

Google sometimes refers to such practices as sneaky redirects , and if your page engages in what search engines deem inappropriate, your page will be penalized in the rankings.

How to display a "new version available" for a Progressive Web App

Dean Hume

I recently visited Google’s Inbox and noticed a notification a little like the image below. This is where a pop up notification like Google’s Inbox provides the user with a means of always having the latest version of cached resources.

Is Google to IBM as Apple is to Apple?

The Agile Manager

Google recently entered this market. They also have brand and reach, although it can't be confirmed whether somebody has been fired for buying Google. And Google has entered the hardware business on the Droid platform, but they're not a hardware company. This means Google is following a similar pattern, but changing the attributes. In the late 1970s, the microcomputer industry was still in its emergent stages.

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

Scalegrid

Google Cloud Platform (GCP) came in 2nd at 26.2% 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?