Application Performance as a KPI for e-business

Web application load times can make the difference between your e-business thriving or dying. Speedy load times are so essential to a web application’s success that they should be considered a key performance indicator. Comparing sales data with performance data establishes a direct relationship between the two: A platform that performs faster will lead to Read More

Finding Balance: The Importance of Agile Performance Testing in the Development Process

It’s easy for a business to fall into the trap of focusing so intensely on content and capabilities for their applications that they neglect one of the areas that’s most important to the audience: performance. Apica and Gigaom’s white paper “Performance Testing: Balancing Agility and Quality” stresses how businesses need to make application performance a Read More

Succeeding in the “API Economy”

The API Economy not only offers incredible opportunities to explore new ways to interact with devices and services, but also allows innovators to put a new spin on solving old problems. According to IBM, the API Economy is “the commercial exchange of business functions, capabilities, or competencies as services using web application programming interfaces.” The Read More

The Rise of Microservices

Microservice architecture is an emerging programming solution that major companies like Netflix, Twitter, PayPal, and Amazon are already using to improve their services. Microservices are independent processes within a larger application that communicate with each other to perform a larger overarching task. This alternative programming philosophy focuses on getting things to work correctly quickly instead Read More

Improved Performance Reduces Stress

It’s a well-documented fact that poor web performance has a quantifiable negative impact on business. Tammy Everts, Radware’s self-proclaimed web performance and UX “geek,” will show you how poor performance also hurts your users – neurologically. She will give a presentation at Velocity Conference NYC next month that addresses the neurological impacts of poor web Read More

5 reasons your website might slow down this holiday season (or anytime)

The National Retail Federation (NRF) predicts that this year’s holiday sales will increase 4.1 percent to $586.1 billion. But here’s a wrinkle in the data that nobody really records: The companies that are making money are those that have fast, responsive websites. Companies with slow websites won’t be cashing in this season. In fact, a Read More

2013 web app predictions from Akamai Edge

Last week a few of my colleagues and I flew out to Las Vegas to attend Akamai Edge 2012, Akamai’s annual customer conference. The event is a great opportunity to see the latest advancements in Akamai technology as well as network with Akamai partners, customers, and other Internet visionaries and find out how they are Read More