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    Catchpoint Quiz: Who Do You Become When a Website Stalls? Posted on August 20th, 2014 by Catchpoint Systems

    We’ve all experienced the maddening sensation of clicking on a website link, only to sit there and stare at a painfully slow loading screen while the spinning hourglass or pinwheel taunts us. How we react when this happens, however, is a different story. Take the quiz below to find out who you become when you […]

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    The Irony of Google’s HTTPS Mandate Posted on August 12th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    With last week’s announcement that Google will start rewarding those sites with HTTPS security configurations with better search result rankings, many companies will now be faced with a difficult decision. HTTPS is used as an added layer of security to standard HTTP sites, and has become necessary for companies that deal in eCommerce, financial tracking, […]

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    Why Internal Application Monitoring Is Not What Your Customer Needs Posted on August 7th, 2014 by Mark Montaquila

    When faced with choosing between internal application monitoring and external synthetic monitoring, many business professionals are under the impression that as long their website is up and running, then there must not be any problems with it. This, however, couldn’t be further from the truth. The need for an external synthetic monitoring tool is actually more […]

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    Bar Exam Failures Highlight Importance of Performance Testing Posted on July 31st, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    It goes without saying that old-fashioned methods of doing business and keeping records are increasingly shifting into digital and/or online formats. Usually that means making life easier for everyone involved. Of course, when the systems behind such technological advancements fail, it can mean a nightmare instead. This week, law students around the country have been […]

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    Navigation Timing Now Supported in Safari Posted on July 25th, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    As loyal followers of the Catchpoint blog are aware, we have been leading the charge for quite some time (a year ago to the day, to be exact) for Apple to release a version of Safari that supports a navigation timing API, even taking the time to create our own Change.org petition. Today, our quest […]

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    Tales of Latency: Why Internet Speed Matters Posted on July 23rd, 2014 by Craig Lowell

    The following is based on a true story. The names have been omitted, and the places and times changed to protect those who suffered from slow internet. The line at the TSA security screening had already begun to extend beyond the “Line Begins Here” sign, and was only going to get worse. But for this […]

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    Adaptive vs. Responsive Web Design: Quantifying the Difference on Mobile Posted on July 16th, 2014 by Robert Castley

    Much has been written recently about Adaptive Web Design (AWD) vs. Responsive Web Design (RWD), with pros and cons of both being highlighted. For those new to these methodologies, here is a short summary of both approaches: Adaptive Web Design Responsive Web Design Server or Client-side to detect the device CSS ‘media queries’ to detect […]

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    In the World of DNS, Cache is King Posted on July 15th, 2014 by David Silverman and Yu Ng

    The first time I learned how DNS gets resolved, I was quite surprised by how long and complicated the process was. Think about how many websites you visit in a given day, then consider how many of those you go to multiple times. Now imagine that every time you did, the ISP’s DNS server at the […]

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