The Key to Cache: An Intro to Varnish

We’ve published several articles on the topic of caching and its role in optimizing web performance in the past. In this article, we will focus specifically on varnish, which is an HTTP accelerator otherwise known as caching HTTP reverse proxy. What are HTTP Accelerators? HTTP accelerators use techniques such as…

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Dissecting the Ideal Dashboard

A web-based dashboard is similar in function to a vehicle dashboard in many ways. A vehicle dashboard typically features tools and symbols will help the driver monitor multiple items at once like speed, fuel, engine functioning, etc. Not only do these meters and indicators help ensure a safe and pleasant…

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Dissecting MQTT using Wireshark

We discussed the MQTT protocol, how it works, and it’s growing role in the digital landscape in a previous blog post. To better understand the content in this article, read up on the basics of Machine to Machine (M2M) in the previous post. We will be using the Catchpoint MQTT monitor…

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Analyzing Change for Anomaly Detection

Change is the only constant in life. There are many definitions of change, but for the purpose of this blog, I will define change as any deviation or variation between two or more instances. Just as we as humans experience changes in our mood on a regular basis, applications often change from release…

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The Art of Data Visualization

In my last blog, we looked at how data is aggregated based on the trend of data. In this article, we discuss how this data is represented to users in a more meaningful way. The raw data for thousands of websites across different geographies that are measuring network components, page…

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