Initial Test Points for Getting Your Environment Under Control

Starting a job with a running system and real users is a nice "problem" to have but it presents some unique challenges as well. Especially if server monitoring isn't robust and there are absolutely zero automated tests. Without these two critical components, you're both operating and developing completely blind. Without monitoring, server changes can't be … Continue reading Initial Test Points for Getting Your Environment Under Control

Website Performance Optimization

Since Steve Souders's published "High Performance Websites" back in September 2007, a lot of people finally sat up and took notice of front-end web performance optimization techniques. Over a year later, you'd hope that most folks had figured out the basics like compressing content, using expires headers and reducing requests. Unfortunately, it seems that multi-core … Continue reading Website Performance Optimization