2012 was a big year for web performance as businesses put more importance on speed and availability. Several major outages and studies made the headlines on New York Times, CNN, BBC and NBC News and brought focus on the importance of web performance in the success of a business.

The emphasis on speed led to the adoption of free tools such as mod_pagespeed, WebPageTest, ShowSlow and SPOF-O-Matic to help developers get their pages up to the mark. With all of these developments, a key factor has been the breadth of knowledge sharing through the IT community.

Here are the top 7 popular blogs from Catchpoint in 2012:

When DNS Sneezes, Web Speed Catches a Cold

3rd Party Providers and DNS Poisoning Risks

DNS records and TTL – how long does a second actually last

Facebook Outage: Wake Up Call For Websites!

10 Golden Rules for 3rd Party Providers

How to Test & Benchmark CDNs

Holiday Shopping 2012: Checklist to Fast Sites

Thank you to all of our readers for a great year. See you in 2013!

Author Devan Gotowka

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