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Shifting Performance Testing Left

Hanna Woodburn

Delivering exceptional digital experiences are no longer optional for companies that want to compete. We all know this to be true, yet far too often companies view performance as reactive rather than proactive. For instance, the reactive approach means that they rely on front-end monitoring solutions to alert them to outages after the fact. Of course, a proactive approach doesn’t neglect ongoing monitoring altogether, but it prioritizes performance earlier in the development lifecycle. A proactive approach both helps ensure better experiences...

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If you use any of the variants of the Systems Development Life Cycle (SDLC) to implement your IT system, it’s important to allocate time and resources to testing for performance and implementing optimization (even before your need it) so that you stay fast as time goes on. There’s no better time to do things right than at the beginning, so this article will cover why testing for performance and implementing optimization is so important and what you can do to meet these goals. ...

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Testing for performance is only half the battle. At some point, you must actually implement performance optimizations and compare results to make sure your site is getting faster. Sometimes you want to test out an optimization, such as using a different CDN or loading assets from a different system. Other times you want to understand if a specific piece of third party content is a single point of failure. In this post we'll discuss two methods for testing optimizations without making major changes to your site's source code:Using DNS Ov...

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