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Integration: The Key to Successful Work Flows

Victoria Williams

Your monitoring solution can be pretty useless if you can’t integrate it into your workflow in a meaningful way. To keep end users happy and to prevent performance slowdowns from reaching production, you’ll need to evolve the way you think about performance regressions. Just like functional regressions, they’re bugs that you need to identify early – before they affect end users and become costlier to fix. Continuous Integra...

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Top 10 Blogs of 2016

Victoria Williams

Rigor created a ton of blogs and Web Perfectionist videos in 2016. We focused on a wide range of web performance topics that helped make your sites faster and your processes better. As we kick off 2017, let’s take a moment and review our 10 most popular blogs from last year. MP4 is now the standard format for all online HTML5 video. Although videos are content gold, they can often make your site heavy and slow. In Optimizing MP4 Videos for Fast Streaming, we...

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As continuous integration and continuous deployment/delivery become everyday terms in software development and the DevOps world, it’s useful to define what they mean and clarify what each concept includes (and doesn’t). While the word “continuous” evokes the image of software that is updated with changes coming down the development pipeline around-the-clock, this is not the case. What it typically does mean is that changes are pushed frequently, usually every twenty-...

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Improve User Experience with Web Performance Data

Melanie Crissey

Web performance data can help us identify bottlenecks or issues within user flows. We can use this data to take action to improve a user flow to meet project success criteria or other key performance indicators (KPIs). In a previous post How to Write Tests to Monitor User Flows, we covered: A checklist of items to consider before building a test, including defining success criteria How to technically create a user flow test in a web performance platform What settings you should enable when running a user flow test In this post...

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Catch Performance Bugs in Continuous Integration

Melanie Crissey

Last night I was having a beer with a web developer who works for a SaaS company here in Atlanta. Naturally, we ended up talking about web performance and workflows. “How do make sure your homepage stays fast when you make design changes or add new tags?” “Well, we have a tool in our CMS that automatically optimizes images when someone uploads them. We automatically concatenate JavaScript in each build. And, we have a number of tools that check for things like broken JavaScript, problems with Ruby, or problems with our static site frame...

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As a performance company, we're always looking for ways to incorporate performance into our development process. With the recent release of version 2 of Zoompf's API, we've been exploring methods of automating some of the manual performance analysis we do as a team. While playing with the new API endpoints, it occurred to us: when we push new code, we automatically run tests to catch functional regressions. Why can't we do the same to catch performance regressions? When we push new code, we automatically run tests to catch functional regressio...

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