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The CPDoS attack that was discovered in October 2019 and the corresponding attention paid to it within the technology sphere brought to light an issue many of us overlook: the boundaries of our web applications have expanded, and that has increased the number of systems and services that must be monitored and secured. Let’s dive into the specifics of the CPDoS attack, explore how it is just a transient example of a more fundamental issue, and discuss how you can protect yourself from future issues. ...

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Google Lighthouse vs Rigor

Billy Hoffman

As companies become more aware of the importance of web performance, internal teams begin to research tools they can use to use to track their metrics and improve the user experience of their websites and applications. One free tool has become prominent in the space - Google Lighthouse - and one question often bubbles up: "I use Google Lighthouse for one-off snapshots of my site's performance, so why do I need a performance monitoring solution?" However, there's a better question that could be asked here: "When is a free tool like Google Lig...

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People all over the world consume data on a daily basis across a variety of networks, geographies, and devices. You’ve probably lost track of how many applications are on your phone or tablet - applications for shopping, ordering food, checking the weather, reading the news, tracking the stock market, and sharing images, videos, and other content with friends and family (and maybe a few strangers). But how do these applications enable users to consume data across thousands of different devices all around the world, and how does that data g...

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Rigor's "The Best in Performance" interview series offers the chance to listen in on conversations with web performance industry experts, thought leaders, and technologists as they discuss current trends, challenges, and lessons that impact the performance and APM space today. These insightful videos will provide you with information from industry insiders that you can use to plan for upcoming events, start conversations, and make an impact in your own organization. Check out highlights from our conversation with Rich Howard, then vie...

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World’s Top Web Performance Leaders To Watch

Alla Gringaus

Whether you're a web performance expert, an evangelist for the culture of performance, a web engineer incorporating performance into your process, or someone new to the web performance entirely, you probably identify as curious, excited about new ideas, and always learning. We at Rigor respect many web performance leaders around the world. Here is our (ever-growing!) list of those who are making a significant impact on speeding up the web today. (Plus, at the end, a few bonus Twitter handles to round things out.) Presented here alphabeticall...

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You've heard it before: it's never too early to prepare for worst-case scenarios on Black Friday and Cyber Monday (or other high-load days) so that you can avoid or mitigate critical issues and site failures. And it's an inescapable truth that if you don't have holiday readiness plans in place well in advance, you may have just enough time to discover why your site is lagging or crashing but not enough time to address issues, improve the user experience, and avoid as many problems as possible that are within your control. What you may be ove...

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Technology has given humanity the means to feel connected. Before airplanes, cars, phones, or computers, there was a strong lack of connectivity between one part of the world and another. People were not easily able to understand or empathize with the experiences or cultures of other countries, but today we have the tools to enable all of this and more.  This has been especially crucial for business. Beyond communication, even the physical creation of new tech requires multiple countries to collaborate. For example, many of today’s mobile...

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