What does The Simpsons have to do with web performance? Stay with us – it’s not that much of a stretch. When you’re looking to build a culture of performance, you often need to find a common language so you can talk to the business teams about what matters most
Whether your ecommerce business is 100% online or you supplement with bricks and mortar, your website is a critical revenue driver. When your website isn’t performing optimally, you risk not only your revenue but also your reputation as a trusted resource. It’s a given that you’re monitoring your site so
It’s true that what might be considered the “most important” or “best” web performance metrics can vary by industry. For example, a media organization may be interested in tracking Time to Interactive because its site relies on third-party advertising for revenue, while an ecommerce business might want to dig deeper
“How fast is a website?” While it’s a simple question on the surface, it can be challenging to answer. In the past, the answer would be based on the load time of a page, but over the years, we have evolved our approach to site speed to incorporate new metrics,
Visual Metrics Alone Paint Only Half The Picture Measuring and optimizing for user experience is the future of web performance. Existing metrics like DOM Content Loaded and Onload Time are giving way to user-centric metrics such as visual timings and user timings. But do they ‘paint’ the whole picture? The
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One of the main reasons why organizations fail to realize the full potential of their investment in IT teams is misalignment between technical and business objectives. Engineering needs to know explicitly how their work fits in with the business’ broader goals and how they can judge whether what their work
Recently at Rigor Engineering we’ve started an initiative to increase visibility into our team. We wanted a way to display our KPIs (key performance indicators) for all to see. We created an engineering dashboard using a Raspberry Pi, Dashing, and Heroku. Dashing is an open source Ruby + CoffeeScript framework