QCon Rio – Why Bandwidth Doesn’t Matter

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We’ll be speaking at this year’s QCon conference in Rio on September 24th and 25th and hope to see you there! Our founder, Ragnar Lönn, will be giving a presentation on “Why bandwidth matter – why network delay will always limit web performance and what to do about it” that promises to lead to many interesting discussions. … Read more

EXCLUSIVE WEBINAR: Lifting web performance from the tactical to the strategic

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Join us September 23rd @2pm PDT for an exclusive webinar with Load Impact’s Head of Professional Services – Michael Sjölin.  About the webinar: It can often be difficult for IT professionals tasked with developing, testing and maintaining technical resources to translate business requirements into reliable test configurations. Moreover, once testing is complete, its often even … Read more

Moving to the Cloud: A Data Driven Approach to Evaluating Cloud Services

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Many companies are driven by fast-paced applications that start small but quickly outpace even the most optimistic projections. Some of the most successful startups have grown from a self-hosted app with a few hundred users to millions of users in a few years – if not months. A typical progression goes as follows:  self-hosting -> … Read more

Headless Drupal 8 – Retrieving Content Using Backbone.js

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In this post I’ll explain how to decouple Drupal front-end to use your own implementation using Backbone.js and Drupal 8 as a RESTful API to retrieve the content. This is what we call a Headless Drupal. Drupal 8 front-end is going to be really attractive to front-end developers because it’s using Twig template engine and because its templates have been cleaned of … Read more

When to Leverage Commercial Load Testing Services, and When to Go it Alone

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How and where you execute load and performance testing is a decision that depends on a number of factors in your organization and even within the application development team. It is not a clear cut decision that can be made based on the type of application or the number of users, but must be made … Read more

Performance & Scalability Test: Pantheon -VS- Other Drupal-Based Platforms

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In this post I will demonstrate how to  setup a Drupal 7 site from scratch using Pantheon. Then, using Load Impact, I will attempt to compare the performance of Pantheon versus other Drupal-based platforms (Aberdeen Cloud platform and VPS). Pantheon For those who don’t know Pantheon, it’s a cloud platform for web development using different frameworks such as … Read more