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We all know that since the early ‘90s, Internet usage has exploded. Buying online, booking a trip or communicating with friends and relatives are just a few examples of what all of us are doing every day. The continuous development of broadband connectivity has also made easy the growt...
This time of year, many companies are now in the process of conducting web load testing in advance of the holidays. In this article, you'll learn details on how a large online retailer conducted web load testing in advance of the holiday spike in traffic – and they're moving into the h...
An eCommerce site that crashes seven times during the Christmas season being down for up to five hours each time it crashes is a site that loses a lot of money and reputation. It happened to one of our customers who told this story at our annual performance conference earlier this mont...
The Browser Agent now supports all major versions of Internet Explorer (IE6 - IE10) and Firefox (FF 3.6, FF 4-FF 16). This allows you to test your web sites across all the different browser versions your real end users are using to access your site. With the built-in screenshot capabil...
I have attempted to learn AADL and how to use OSATE several times over the years. I would read a good article on it and think to myself I can figure it out this time. A day or two into the adventure I would get frustrated with the toolset and getting it configured correctly, and the s...
Today's CIOs and IT directors are facing new challenges in managing electronic content archives. In addition to the demand to meet evolving legal and regulatory requirements, organizations are creating a sea of structured and unstructured content in more formats and sent over more chan...
In the past I have had Photoshop loaded on my computer, but I rarely used it unless it was to use the autocorrection features. Each year I have a ton of vacation pictures to clean up every year and since I am a programmer I have the occasional need to create graphics. 85% of the time I...
The ability to conduct effective performance testing has become a highly desired skillset within the IT industry. Unfortunately, these highly sought-after skills are consistently in short supply. "Front-end testers" can work with a tool to create a realistic load and although this is a...
Anything that can speed up software development by taking the pain out of tracking down bugs and fixing them is a boon for developers. There are several enterprise-level systems available for defect capture, tracking, and reporting. In addition to these systems, there are specialized t...
Because of the efforts of people like Steve Souders, John Resig, Sergey Chernyshev, Paul Irish, ... a lot has changed when it comes to optimizing web site performance. Browser and Application Performance Vendors built tools to make Web Performance Optimization easier than ever before. ...
Let’s start with the basic question: What is the disruptor? The disruptor is a concurrency framework for Java that allows data sharing between threads. The age old way of coding a producer-consumer model is to use a queue as the buffer area between the producer and the consumer, where ...
WikiLeaks bad boy Julian Assange, flush with his shiny new Ecuadorian political asylum, is proposing to make a statement to the assembled media and his adoring fans from the steps of the Ecuadorian Embassy in London on Sunday at 9am New York time, 2pm local time.
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without co...
This book is great. It's no nonsense approach to covering the C# 5.0 language is like a breath of fresh air. It is clean, to the point, and thorough. It makes finding a topic, and learning it, or getting a refresher, a very fast process. This new version includes new information on th...
This little book is great when you don't feel like toting around the full version of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. It is chapters 2,3, and 4 of C# 5.0 in a Nutshell. I take it along on trips where I can put it in my pocket. It is perfect for shopping trips with my wife. It gives me something ...
Tcpdump is a widely used and powerful tool that captures, parses, and analyzes network traffic. Created by the Network Research Group at Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory, Berkeley, California, tcpdump (http://www.tcpdump.org) is deployed with libpcap (a C/C++ library for network t...
If I could change one decision Microsoft has made, it would be the one they made to drop Silverlight. Silverlight is the prefect line of business application platform for the enterprise, and this book shows us how to take full advantage of it. Although the author does an excellent job...
If you believe that you've had to learn more about the safe online operation and ongoing management of your PC than you ever wanted to know, then you'll be pleased to discover that there's relief on the horizon. According to the latest market study by Gartner, the reign of the personal...
I am on my favorite soapbox - "standards" - standards around form filling. Generally speaking, no discussion of standards could be complete without an assessment of the state of play of the not so humble Adobe Portable Document Format or as most of us know it, PDF. I debated the merits...
La Apple App Store ha alcanzado los 25.000 millones de descargas y muchos de nosotros hemos comprado y disfrutado algunas de ellas. Realmente, las aplicaciones para iPad, iPhone y Android nos dejan impresionados muchas veces. La parte mala llega cuando volvemos a nuestros ordenadores p...
The Apple App Store has reached 25 billion downloads, and many of us have bought and enjoy some of them. Really, the apps for iPad, iPhone and Android astonish us many times. The bad part comes when we go back to our desktop computer to use the enterprise software and feel as if we tra...
I was sitting in a meeting sometime ago with a company that was embracing Scrum like a ten year old being offered a warm plate of chocolate chip cookies. They were grabbing at it as fast as they're little hands could reach out and grab the goodies. Watching this made me wonder what is...
It has been reported that one third of the world’s top 100 websites have already adopted HTML5, a percentage we expect to grow with the ever-increasing amount of traffic coming from smartphones and tablets and, more importantly, the amount of conversions and revenue-bearing transaction...
Design patterns were not born equal. Some of them are boring, while others are special. Do you remember your feelings after learning what the Data Transfer Object is? Don’t remember? Of course – cause you didn’t have any special feelings about it other than “It&...
With the new release of the dynaTrace AJAX Edition you have Beta support for the Firefox 11 browser and therefore you can test the performance of your Web sites with the latest available Browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft. The AJAX Edition now supports Firefox 10, 11 and Internet Exp...
Akamai Technologies, Inc.), announced on Wednesday that Dolce&Gabbana, the world's leading Italian brand in the fashion and luxury industry, has chosen Akamai's Dynamic Site Accelerator, part of the Company's Aqua Web Solutions, to accelerate all versions of its web site (www.dolcegabb...
F5 Networks on Monday announced that it has agreed to acquire Traffix Systems, a provider of 4G Diameter signaling products for telecommunications service providers. The Diameter protocol has gained industry-wide acceptance by the 3GPP and GSMA as the standard for network signaling in ...
The world has changed dramatically for organizations that use web-enabled business applications in enterprise environments. The complexities of modern applications, which include multi-tiered, globally distributed architectures, SOA and a host of other new technologies, have forced maj...
With the new release of the dynaTrace AJAX Edition you have beta support for the Firefox 10 browser and can test the performance of your websites with the latest available browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft. The new dynaTrace AJAX Edition also helps you prepare for the future. With s...
There are many ways of creating Web applications and creating them for the enterprises is not the same as developing a Web site for a pizzeria in your neighborhood. During the last five years we’ve been using mainly Adobe Flex for development of the front end of Web applications. Flex ...
Each application developer faces the problem of logging usage information. On the one hand, the more logging that’s done the easier it is to detect and locate the source of problems. On the other hand, large volume logging might impair an application’s performance. This problem is typ...
After announcing support for Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 8 and 9 in dynaTrace AJAX Edition Premium we now also provide support for the latest versions in the dynaTrace AJAX Edition. The latest version of dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.4 therefore gives you full JavaScript, AJAX, Network...
On November 9, Adobe announced in a blog post[1] that it had decided to cease efforts to develop browser plugins for mobile devices to play Flash, indicating that HTML5 was “the best solution for creating and deploying content in the browser across mobile platforms.” In case that sound...
Today’s web sites are often cluttered up with third-party content that slows down page load and rendering times, hampering user experience. In my first blog post, I discussed how third-party content impacts your website’s performance and identified common problems with its integration....
OpenXava is a framework for Rapid Java Web Development, well-suited for business and database oriented applications. OpenXava allows you develop applications just by writing simple domain classes with Java or Groovy. The user interface is generated automatically in runtime, without co...