Which candidate is leading the race? The web performance race, that is.

If presidential elections were based on web performance, we’d likely be inaugurating a new president in a few months. With just over one month until the culmination of the 2012 presidential race, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the websites of both candidates and political parties to see which isRead More

How to monitor website performance with Apica WebPerformance: Quick Tip Video

Last Wednesday, we revealed the newest features of the Apica WebPerformance portal. To help you start taking advantage of these enhancements, we’re going to be offering a series of Quick Tip videos over the next few weeks that walk you through web performance monitoring setup, report creation, and analysis. We’ll begin today with a tutorial ofRead More

Presidential debate sets Twitter record, slows performance

While President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were dueling it out over the hot-button campaign issues last night, little did they know the debate was becoming the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, topping the tweet-per-minute records set by the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just a month ago. In fact, inRead More

Apica ProxySniffer 5.0 boosts load testing ability

Earlier this summer, Apica advanced its mega load testing capabilities through the acquisition of ProxySniffer, the advanced web load and stress testing tool. Today, we upped the ante a little bit more with the release of ProxySniffer’s newest version. Apica ProxySniffer 5.0 is chock full of even more advanced capabilities that increase users’ control andRead More

Apica unveils enhancements to WebPerformance portal

It is another exciting day here at Apica. This week our team is at The O’Reilly Velocity Europe Conference where we just announced the latest enhancements to our WebPerformance portal. We are constantly looking for ways to deepen the level of insight our web performance monitoring and load testing products offer, and the latest versionRead More

Web performance of music streaming sites

For our latest web performance benchmark we decided to take a look at some popular music streaming sites. There are obviously dozens of websites and applications that allow you to listen to your favorite tunes at anytime and from anywhere so we decided to hone in specifically on those sites that are browser-based. This qualificationRead More

Apica joins partners in the cloud to improve application performance

If you’ve been paying attention to our press releases for the past few months, you’ve no doubt seen that we’ve been partnering with some of the leaders in web, mobile, and cloud services. We’re thrilled to bring our performance monitoring and load testing tools to a growing number of cloud and application environments to improveRead More

Twitter’s performance during the political conventions

While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s website performance. As is the case with most big news events today, people took to Twitter inRead More

A narrow glimpse of Sitecore Symposium Europe 2012

For the past few days, the Apica team has been in Amsterdam attending the 2012 Sitecore Symposium. On Wednesday, I delivered a session about best practices for performance tests within CMS installations. The idea was to help attendees identify weak spots and performance issues in their web architecture before going live so as to avoidRead More