Web Performance Digest: July 2012
At the beginning of each month, we update our Web Performance Hub with a collection of the most compelling articles, posts, videos and presentations from around the web performance community.
This month's Web Performance Digest features 10 new links. Read all about tech giant Neustar, who have flown very much under the public radar despite playing a massive role in telecom information sharing. Elsewhere WebPagetest launches an important update, and Smart Planet discusses the “incredible shrinking internet.”
New links include:
The Most Important Tech Company You've Never Heard Of [article]
BuzzFeed – July 16, 2012
Summary: Delaware-based Neustar has flown so far under the radar in their massive surveillance infrastructure business, they’ve been dubbed the “Keyzer Söze of surveillance.” Despite holding critical data from over 400 telecommunications companies, the world is convinced they do not exist.
IT Operations News Roundup – July 16th to 22nd [roundup]
Catchpoint – July 16, 2012
Summary: This collection of technical articles is a great roundup of what’s going down in the tech world right now. Read about data center inefficiencies, new funding for Internet2, and some copycat bickering between Samsung and Apple. Perfect for those who like the nitty-gritty of tech operations.
WebPagetest 2.7 Now Available [announcement]
WebPagetest – July 13, 2012
Summary: WebPagetest.org – a much beloved resource amongst the nerd-squads here at Strangeloop – has released version 2.7 of its popular performance measurement tool. Read about the new improvements that have made it even more useful, especially with regards to Chrome and Firefox.
How fast are your web services? [article]
AppDynamics – July 11, 2012
Summary: A dizzying web of third-party service providers combine to make today’s applications function. Unfortunately, this means the user experience is at the mercy of the worst service provider. Check out this post on why application providers should first check their external service providers before troubleshooting their own product.
The incredible shrinking Internet [article]
Smart Planet – July 3, 2012
Summary: A finite group of companies have the ability to power web traffic. Some are CDNs, some are larger content companies like Netflix or Rackspace. Either way, the number of entities powering the internet is shrinking. Read on to find out why some believe this consolidation is inevitable.
Check out the rest of the Hub and see hundreds more links to the best selection of performance-related resources on the web. (Have we missed something? Send us your link recommendations!)