5 Ways to Speed Up Your eCommerce Site

A fast-loading, reliable website is essential for a successful eCommerce website. Even if your company’s site is running smoothly, any ground lost in performance can cost business. It’s widely cited that pages need to load in two seconds or less to avoid losing visitors. According to an Aberdeen Group study, a single second of pageRead More

[eBook] How Major Sporting Events Push the Limits of the Internet

With Pro Tips on How to Prevent Your Own Web Performance Fumbles Sports and sporting events have helped to usher in a new era of web, mobile and streaming data. As the explosion of digital and social media offer increasing outlets for sports fans’ fervor, extreme spikes in web traffic push backend infrastructures to theirRead More

Testing for Mobile Game Development: How to Launch Fast and Win Fans with Agile Development

  Achieving Speed and Quality with Mobile Game Development   When it comes to mobile game development, speed is everything. From the business owner to the consumer, everyone wants developers to build and deploy their apps overnight–without the errors common to time-sensitive projects. But is it possible to meet the need for speed without losingRead More

Out With the Old, In With the New: Rapidly Navigating Changes in APIs

  If you’ve built your company’s online infrastructure around the skeleton of an API (or multiple APIs), it’s essential to always be prepared for unexpected changes that can dramatically impact your software. Users of Twitter’s “Firehose” data feed encountered such a problem in April after the social media staple announced that they would be phasing outRead More

Web Speed and Search – So What’s the Connection?

When it comes to web performance, speed and search share a lot more than just a couple of letters. The strongest platforms are designed with an awareness of the impact speed and search optimization have on user response, and implement effective tools for performance enhancement. Understanding the importance of these elements and how they workRead More

Help Your Site to Thrive Post “Mobilegeddon” – Adapting to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Search Algorithm

Photo credit: http://trafficandleadgenerator.com/ready-to-become-mobile-friendly-for-mobilegeddon-dont-panic-read-this/chrismcelroy/04/08/2015/ Let’s Embrace “Mobilegeddon” for What it Really is: an Opportunity for Growth Google’s massive mobile-friendly algorithm change went live Tuesday, and everyone is frantically wondering how their rankings may be affected moving forward. There is a lot of confusion surrounding specifics of the new algorithm, but to be clear, this update: Only affects rankings on mobileRead More

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Ideal App Performance

  These days, everyone has an app. But whether you built yours from the ground up or choose to use packaged applications, every app can have lackluster performance if it isn’t well-maintained. These 10 tips will help you get your app in tip-top shape to keep both your customers and your developers happy.   1.Read More

Apica Newsletter: January 2014

  2014 was an exciting year at Apica, but it couldn’t have been possible without our clients’ continued support. Thank you! Let’s take a look back at some of the achievements we accomplished together in the past year.   Infographic: 2014 Apica Stats     Important Feature Updates from the Past Year   Apica LoadTest TeamCity Plugin TheRead More

The 2015 Web Performance Planning Checklist

Web Performance is more important than ever before. Here are some tips and tricks to help get your site on the right track in 2015!   As we dive headlong into Q1, I know we’re all busy setting growth strategy and planning for 2015. Sales, Marketing, Dev, Operations – every department has goals and deliverablesRead More

Mobile Rising: The Trend Toward Online and Mobile Holiday Shopping

Consumers Have Spoken: More Mobile The modern holiday consumer has spoken: why brave the bad weather and crowds if you can accomplish your holiday shopping from the comfort of your home, and even better – using only your mobile device? While Black Friday and the Thanksgiving weekend are still the busiest shopping days of theRead More