MezzFS?—?Mounting object storage in Netflix’s media processing platform

The Netflix TechBlog

Mounting object storage in Netflix’s media processing platform By Barak Alon (on behalf of Netflix’s Media Cloud Engineering team) MezzFS (short for “Mezzanine File System”) is a tool we’ve developed at Netflix that mounts cloud objects as local files via FUSE. MezzFS?—?Mounting

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Media Query & Asset Downloading Results

Tim Kadlec

A little while back, I mentioned I was doing some research for the book about how images are downloaded when media queries are involved. The HTML and CSS are below: #test2 { background-image:url('images/test2.png'); width:200px; height:75px; } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { #test2 {display:none;} }. The HTML and CSS are below: #test3 div { background-image:url('images/test3.png'); width:200px; height:75px; } @media all and (max-width: 600px) { #test3 { display:none; } }.

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Media Queries within SVG

Tim Kadlec

One aspect in particular that is getting quite a bit of attention is the ability to embed media queries within SVG files. With embedded media queries you could apply an id or class to the portion of SVG that generates the slogan and then embed a media query within the SVG file that hides the slogan when the logo is below a certain size. Essentially something like this: @media screen and (max-width: 200px) { #slogan{ display: none; } }.

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Media Query & Asset Downloading Tests

Tim Kadlec

A few people—including Jason Grigsby , Greg Rewis and Aaron Mentele —have done some excellent testing about how images are downloaded when media queries are involved. However, setting background images within a media query and then overriding seems to work pretty well ( test 5 ). When you’re building a responsive site, there will undoubtedly be times when you need to change a background image, or when you need to hide an image for a specific resolution range.

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SocialCorp: Social Media Goes Corporate

Tim Kadlec

Joel frequently blogs on social media marketing and other related topics at www.socializedpr.com. Joel has written a fantastic book to give to anyone looking to get started in, or relatively new to using social media for marketing for corporate companies. Joel is willing to discuss both how social media can help if used correctly, and how social media can hurt a company if used improperly. Who Wrote It?

Amazon Cloudfront is Streaming Media 2010 Editor's pick - All.

All Things Distributed

Amazon Cloudfront is Streaming Media 2010 Editors pick. I am excited that Amazon Cloudfront has been selected as one of the 10 Editors pick of 2010 by Streaming Media. The Streaming Media editors singled out Cloudfront Streaming Content service as possibly truly disruptive. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems. By Werner Vogels on 19 April 2010 03:02 AM. Permalink. Comments ().

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Back-to-Basics Weekend Reading - Leases - All Things Distributed

All Things Distributed

I was in Los Angeles this week for the Digital Media on AWS Summit and to visit many of the studios and production houses that are using AWS for production and post-production work. All Things Distributed. Werner Vogels weblog on building scalable and robust distributed systems.

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Responsive Images - Serve Scaled Images

KeyCDN

Responsive image techniques, such as the srcset , sizes , and media HTML attributes, allow different scaled images to be delivered based on the size and resolution of the accessing device. What Are the srcset , sizes , and media Attributes?

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Fostering a Web Performance Culture

José M. Pérez

One of the best examples is Vox Media , the company behind The Verge and other high trafficked sites. In May 2015, Vox Media wrote about the slowness of their site and commitment to make them faster. One of Vox Media’s posts where they gave an update on their efforts.

CSS and Network Performance

CSS Wizardry

Split Your Media Types. So if achieving Critical CSS is proving quite tricky—and it probably is—another option we have is to split our main CSS file out into its individual Media Queries.

5 Ways to Improve Video Performance

DZone

Video is the most powerful form of media used online today—according to Cisco’s global Internet traffic projections , video content will account for 82 percent of all IP traffic (both business and consumer) by 2022. The days of a predominantly text-based Internet are long gone. Visual content like infographics, images, animations, and videos attract website visitors because people find this type of content more engaging and interesting.

Making Cloud.typography Fast(er)

CSS Wizardry

By setting a non-matching media type, the browser naturally loads the stylesheet with a low priority off of the Critical Path. Disclaimers: I was not approached or hired by Hoefler&Co or Cloud.typography to look into any of the following issues.

Banner Ad Study: The Female Gaze

Website Optimization

In 2018 alone, total media ad spending will rise 7.4% Digital media will account for 43.5% With the rapid growth of online advertising, viewer attention is becoming increasingly scarce. to $638 billion.

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SQL Server Linux: fsync and Buffered I/O

SQL Server According to Bob

This means data can be stored in file system cache, non-stable media. ) An fsync/fdatasync is used to make sure the data is stored in stable media. I was asked to validate the SQL Server behavior in light of the error condition involving fsync/fdatasync outlined in this article.

Get more value out of Dynatrace with in-product news links

Dynatrace

It’s easy to miss some of these updates however if you don’t subscribe to our newsletters, product news blog posts , RSS channels, or social media. Dynatrace news. We strive to deliver the best possible experience with Dynatrace, and we’re truly an agile company.

Engineering a Studio Quality Experience With High-Quality Audio at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Adaptive streaming is a technology designed to deliver media to the user in the most optimal way for their network connection. Media is split into many small segments (chunks) and each chunk contains a few seconds of playback data. Media is provided in several qualities.

Advancing Application Performance with NVMe Storage, Part 1

DZone

Manufacturing uses image recognition technology to spot defects in materials, organizations such as NOAA use satellite imagery to spot changes in weather, while social media platforms use image recognition to tag photos of friends and family.

Python at Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Video Encoding and Media Cloud Engineering Our team takes care of encoding (and re-encoding) the Netflix catalog, as well as leveraging machine learning for insights into that catalog.

Increase the Performance of your Site with Lazy-Loading and Code-Splitting

José M. Pérez

You might have come across them in react-media or unstated. Look at this example taken from react-media: const MyComponent = ( ) = > (. < < Media query = " (max-width: 599px)" >. </ Media >. ) ; The Media component calls its children passing a matches argument.

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Keeping DevOps cool in a heated environment

Dynatrace

They also used traditional media outlets to direct people to the county website for the latest updates and resources. Dynatrace news.

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Evolution of Netflix Conductor:

The Netflix TechBlog

The Netflix Media Database (NMDB) is one such example. Netflix Conductor is maintained by the Media Workflow Infrastructure team. and beyond By Anoop Panicker and Kishore Banala Conductor is a workflow orchestration engine developed and open-sourced by Netflix.

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Optimize Images for Web

KeyCDN

The file size of your images of course is very important, but SEO and social media also play an important part in helping your website perform and convert better. How to optimize images for social media for better engagement and CTR. Player Card: A Card to provide video/audio/media.

The #1 Easiest Way to Speed Up a Slow Website

MachMetrics

WordPress offers a ton of plugins that optimize your images as well, and the best of them automate the process by optimizing your images as soon as you upload them to WordPress’s media library.

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Top Redis Use Cases by Core Data Structure Types

Scalegrid

Redis has found a huge market share across the travel and hospitality, community forums, social media, SaaS, and ecommerce industries to name just a few. Redis , short for Remote Dictionary Server, is a BSD-licensed, open-source in-memory key-value data structure store written in C language by Salvatore Sanfillipo and was first released on May 10, 2009. Depending on how it is configured, Redis can act like a database, a cache or a message broker.

How a RESTful API represents resources

O'Reilly Software

They are actively debated and are always on the spot in the discussions about RESTful API design: resource representations, Media Types, HATEOAS, and versioning. Formats, linking, and versioning are important in well-formed RESTful APIs.

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Cutting Through Performance Metrics Fog with the Lighthouse Score

Rigor

If this is a media site that wants to quickly load content so the user can start reading, you could reasonably say Page A is the best. For example, many of Rigor’s media customers use User Timings like Time until first ad is displayed or Time to until video starts autoplaying.

SQL Server On Linux: Forced Unit Access (Fua) Internals

SQL Server According to Bob

Stable Media. I n the 90’s we talked about saving data on spinning media. SSDs, persistent memory, battery-backed controllers broaden the range of devices surviving power outage from traditional, spinning media. Overview.

The Paradox of Connection

Edge Perspectives

And, of course, social media makes it possible for us to share news about ourselves to a large and growing number of friend, acquaintances and followers. We see this a lot on social media, especially among the younger generations.

Handling Unused CSS In SASS To Improve Performance

Smashing Magazine

For example, take a look at this media object, which is probably the most well-known example of object-oriented CSS: <div class="o-media o-media--spacing-small"> <div class="o-media__image"> <img src="url" alt="Image"> </div> <div class="o-media__text"> Oh! </div>

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Feel the Fear

Edge Perspectives

I don’t know about you, but I have a definite sense that many of us use social media to share the amazing places we’ve been and people we’re spending time with in an effort to reassure others that we’re doing really well. Our mass media (and social media) are increasingly focused on the terrible things that are happening in the world. I perceive that fear is becoming pervasive and increasingly intense around the world.

The Safe Haven of Regulation

The Agile Manager

Facebook is not big tech, it is big media. Facebook enjoys - for now, anyway - the status of being a lightly regulated cash gushing media utility. Although it has become ubiquitous, it makes money in ways that national regulators of media are still years away from catching up with.

SpaceX Spending $10 Billion to Make the Internet 20ms Faster

MachMetrics

As the media coverage of the project ramps up, you may have heard of Starlink – SpaceX’s new satellite constellation project. Elon Musk’s need for speed.

The Simplest Way to Load CSS Asynchronously

CSS - Tricks

<link rel="stylesheet" href="/path/to/my.css" media="print" onload="this.media='all'"> Don't just up and do this to all your stylesheets though, otherwise, you'll get a pretty nasty "Flash of Unstyled Content" ( FOUC ) as the page loads.

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The 10 Must-Track Web Performance Metrics

MachMetrics

Web analytics such as click-through rates, bounce rates, website business transactions and sales, response times, web server usage, social media interaction, and many other key performance indicators will help ensure your site is optimal.

Weekly Platform News: Improving UX on Slow Connections, a Tip for Writing Alt Text and a Polyfill for the HTML loading attribute

CSS - Tricks

in popular media over time."> in popular media after the release of Ghostbusters on June 7th, 1984."> In this week's roundup, how to determine a slow connection, what we should put into alt text for images, and a new polyfill for the HTML loading attribute, plus more. Detecting users on slow connections.

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My Digital Music Setup

CSS Wizardry

With this in mind, I set about my research: I needed a high-quality speaker that would work well with streamed media, but that wouldn’t be overkill.

The Four Flow items as explained by my car

Tasktop

Defect: iPhone and Media Player. The particular defect in this car’s media player manifests as follows: I connect my cell phone (with the included USB cable) to the car and it allows me to use maps and play music through the car’s screen and speakers.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Bea Feitler, An Unstoppable Creative Force

Smashing Magazine

Feitler wasn’t afraid to mix media, and when she felt that one of her most iconic spreads wasn’t working, she combined one of Avedon’s most well-known photographs with a panel from a comic book she’d bought from a newsstand in the street below.

Inspired Design Decisions: Avaunt Magazine

Smashing Magazine

At this size, I don’t need a skinny column so instead am developing a symmetrical three-column grid which expands evenly to fill the viewport width: @media screen and (min-width : 48em) {. However, there’s a technique for developing responsive modular grids without using media queries.

Call for Code asks developers worldwide to collaborate on solutions to save lives

O'Reilly Software

The O’Reilly Media Podcast: Daniel Krook, IBM developer advocate, on the Call for Code Global Initiative at IBM. In this episode of the O’Reilly Media Podcast, Rachel Roumeliotis, VP of content strategy at O’Reilly, sat down with Daniel Krook, IBM developer advocate.

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Introducing SVT-AV1: a scalable open-source AV1 framework

The Netflix TechBlog

A group of companies formed the Alliance for Open Media (AOM) with the goal of creating a modern, royalty-free video codec that would be widely adopted and supported by a plethora of devices.

Weekly Platform News: HTML Loading Attribute, the Main ARIA Specifications, and Moving from iFrame to Shadow DOM

CSS - Tricks

One major drawback of this new approach is that CSS media queries can no longer be used to conditionally apply styles based on the content’s width (since the content no longer loads in a separate, embedded document). With iframes, media queries would give us the width of our content; with Shadow DOM, media queries give us the width of the device itself.

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The Best In Performance Interview Series – Episode #2: Recap with Alla Gringaus

Rigor

Alla Gringaus has worked with a multitude of well-established technology and media brands, including TIME , People , The Economist , and the American Kennel Club, carrying hands-on and leading roles in front-end development and UX, all driven by user-centered design.