WordPress Performance Comparison: Shared Hosting -vs- Digital Ocean

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This post was originally posted by Brian Christner on his blog. Brian is an American living in beautiful Switzerland. He is the Swiss Army knife of cloud computing specializing in Linux, Docker, IaaS, PaaS, or anything with a .io domain name. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, the outdoors, and open source projects. Follow Brian on his blog or connect … Read more

Black Friday Recap: Winners, Losers and Top Takeaways

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2014’s holiday shopping season went into high gear this past weekend with thanksgiving day and black Friday showing strong growth over last year.  IBM released their annual report with some interesting statistics which should prove helpful in planning for future e-commerce spending. The trends for 2014 included some of the following highlights: Mobile trumped desktop for the … Read more

Validating the Performance Impact of Enabling APC (Alternative PHP Cache)

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UVD is an established agency based in London’s Tech City, specialising in helping startups to launch innovative products and improving business processes for well-known brands. We’ve been migrating a number of clients to our AWS architecture because they’ve outgrown their current hosts and require a more stable, reliable service that can grow with them. We’re … Read more

What if the Rosetta Satellite Wanted to Read News from Earth?

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  Is the Rosetta satellite starved for news from Earth?  As a foreword, we have a particular interest in the Rosetta satellite because – as you probably weren’t aware – the first lines of code we ever wrote for Load Impact were written as part of a project for the European Space Agency (ESA). For that project, the … Read more

API Testing: Implications of an “API-First” Strategy

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If your company has built a mobile app for public distribution, the odds are good that it’s using an API developed by your team.  APIs play a critical role in application development because they provide so much flexibility in targeting various platforms and devices; in fact, they can be considered the foundation of any good … Read more

Steps to Improve Website Performance & Speed (Part II)

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  Part 1 of this series discussed how bad performance can impact e-commerce sales and presented real-world examples and steps on how to improve. Part 2 of this article series which will delve into some real world website performance metrics as well as practical ways you can improve the performance of your website. Real world … Read more

Preparing the MCA Website for David Bowie Is

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  Article by: Anna Chiaretta Lavatelli, the Associate Director of Digital Media at the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago (MCA) Passing out David Bowie Is hand fans from the float of the classic rock radio station WXRT at the June 2014 Chicago Pride Parade, I began to realize the scale of adoration for Bowie. As … Read more

Performance Monitoring in Healthcare IT

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Healthcare providers and patients are more reliant than ever on IT departments to deliver highly accessible, functional and highly performing applications. No longer limited to small test cases or non-critical systems, today’s modern IT department have to deliver access to electronic medical records, messaging, imaging, collaboration, prescription management and even virtual office visits over the … Read more