Author: Matt Schmitz

WebSocket
Web App Functionality

WebSocket Application Monitoring

WebSockets have been around for over a decade now, but the real-time web existed long before they came. This preceding ‘real-time’ web was typically slower and hard to achieve. It was attained by hacking available web technologies that were not primarily built for real-time applications. There was no solution with

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Page Load Speed

Optimizing Web Performance: Understanding Waterfall Charts

Waterfall charts are diagrams which represent how website resources are being downloaded, parsed by the engine, in a timeline that gives us the opportunity to see the sequence and dependencies between resources.  It assists in identifying where important events happened during the loading process. They can also let the user

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Page Load Speed

How to Optimize Websites for Ad Publishers

As an ad publisher, your revenue depends on two main factors:  traffic to your site and ad optimization.  A lot of the focus goes into the practice and processes of driving traffic to your site from an SEO perspective, but what if when visitors get to your site, they have

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Web App Functionality

Monitoring Applications That Use Azure ADFS

ADFS (Active Directory Federation Services) is a solution from Microsoft for single sign-on (SSO) functionality. It is used by organizations   that have their users on Windows Servers to provide authentication and authorization to web-based applications or services outside the organization. ADFS implements federated identity and claim-based access control to authenticate

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Performance Tech Tips

The Great Firewall of China: Obstacles to Monitoring Performance

Every year, the Ministry of Industry and Information Technology seeks to improve the Great Firewall’s filtering and blocking techniques and enhance its algorithm. There are three state-owned ISP providers, China Unicom, China Telecom, and China Mobile, that control internet in China. The censorship and monitoring of internet have evolved from

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Page Load Speed

How You Lose Money on Your Website Without Even Knowing It

Having a functional and operative website is a critical asset. A well-optimized and smart website can act as a revenue generating machine.  The idea is to attract more visitors for your site, increase web page traffic, and then make sales or conversions on the main page. There is, however, a

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SaaS monitoring
Web App Functionality

Why Synthetic Monitoring is a Must for SaaS-based Solutions

Bounded to service level agreements (SLAs), vendors must monitor performance of their SaaS-based solutions for an optimal user experience. Monitoring performance of a SaaS-based solutions is a challenge since it varies extensively across user locations and geographies. These applications and their content need to travel a rigorous path of geography-specific

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