MicroServices for a small island

by Graham Pohl on 11/09/2017 10:00

In New Zealand the scale of most solutions, and the dev teams working on them, are tiny compared to global software companies. Yet many developers, architects and CxOs I work with, want to do things 'because Netflix does it' – especially when it comes to MicroServices.

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Continuous Performance Testing – What prevents you from doing it?

by Till Neunast on 26/07/2017 10:00

Continuous Testing is automated testing with fast feedback on build quality via integration in the Continuous Delivery process. This sounds like a nice concept, but does performance testing really fit into that and how?

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Website performance timing points – Comparing Google Analytics, Dynatrace SaaS, cURL, HAR and New Relic

by Jeremy Cook on 25/10/2016 10:00

As more software and services are built to quantify website performance, there is an increasing requirement to try and compare those different sources. Sometimes it is an easy apples-to-apples, such as a common underlying API like W3C Navigation Timing. Mostly it is not.

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Using your existing hardware, Forward Secrecy and AES-NI to enhance system speed and security for free

by Jeremy Cook on 16/06/2016 10:00

This blog post deals with two separate technologies that integrate to enhance security and acceleration for encrypted web communications from your servers. By selecting the correct configuration on your server you and your clients can benefit from faster and more secure encrypted communications of your systems. And for free too, if you already have modern CPUs. Faster, better, cheaper. A CIOs dream.

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Vital Business Systems: When is bad performance good, and when does that change?

by Shane Ross on 10/05/2016 10:00

In business systems, particularly those that are customer facing, the expectation is that quick is good. Your customers continue to move online for the consumption of media, getting the latest news, making bookings, and purchase gifts and everyday items. These customers increasingly expect the same from your business. The expectation is that where customer facing systems perform well your customers are happy and will recommend your business to others.

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