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    Pull Catchpoint Data into Google Docs with New API Posted on June 30th, 2015 by Robert Castley

    Google Apps Script allows you to programatically create and modify Google Docs, as well as customize the user interface with new menus, dialog boxes, and sidebars. Here, we will walk you through how to pull Catchpoint data into Google Sheets using Apps Scripts. Firstly, you will need to configure the Catchpoint Pull API in the […]

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    Congratulations to Dynatrace-Keynote, But Please Get Your Facts Straight Posted on June 17th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    The web performance monitoring community is a special niche of the larger IT industry; it’s undoubtedly a small world. It’s just not as small as Dynatrace and Keynote apparently believe it to be. After Thoma Bravo acquired both companies several months ago, it was obvious that a merger was forthcoming, with the public announcement being […]

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    Why You Should Require Anycast DNS Posted on June 16th, 2015 by Dritan Suljoti

    This is the fourth post in our DNS series. For parts 1-3, click the links below: DNS Lookup: How a Domain Name is Translated to an IP Address Dissecting DNS Communications In the World of DNS, Cache is King In several of our previous posts in this series, we mentioned a technology called Anycast and […]

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    The Hidden Effects of Mobilegeddon on Desktop Sites Posted on June 15th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    When Google announced their new Mobilegeddon guidelines – a series of mobile-friendly optimization requirements that was supposed to affect websites’ mobile search rankings on Google – the natural inclination for most businesses was to quickly adhere to those stipulations so as not to fall behind the competition when mobile users searched for their sites and […]

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    Level 3 Outage: A Performance Butterfly Effect Posted on June 12th, 2015 by Ryan Pelette

    This morning, beginning at 8:40 am UTC (4:40 am EDT), customers of the telecommunications giant Level 3 experienced serious connectivity problems for two hours that obviously had a dramatic impact on their sites’ performance. To make matters worse, as a major backbone ISP, the impact was not just felt by Level 3 customers, but spread […]

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    Navigation Timing Is Back in Safari, but Will It Stay? Posted on June 11th, 2015 by Craig Lowell

    Tell us if you’ve heard this one before. While WWDC 2015 produced more juicy stories such as their announcement of Apple Music and how the release of iOS9 is their most aggressive play yet to steal market share from their competitors, we noticed one little-reported aspect of the new operating system that is more about […]

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    Managing Web Performance in a Modern World Posted on June 2nd, 2015 by Mehdi Daoudi

    This article was originally published on Internet Retailer. As the scope and functionality of websites and applications continue to grow, the complexity of online systems is rising as well. New infrastructure is often needed to deliver web content globally, and various third party technologies and tags are often incorporated into a site to boost its […]

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    When the Wrong Code Executes: A Third Party Cautionary Tale Posted on May 28th, 2015 by Mitchell Zelmanovich

    Almost every website these days relies on various third party providers to deliver content, better user experience, analytics, and more. To use these third parties, developers simply reference the tags provided by third party, often a single JavaScript tag which “magically” delivers the benefits of the provider. We all expect the providers to ensure their […]

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