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Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performance?

By Andre Newman in Pingdom

August 15, 2018

The size of an average web page is growing exponentially. How do we keep websites fast even as they get bigger and bigger? The good news is that gzip compression easy to enable and gives your site an instant boost. We’ll show you how.

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The Four Golden Signals for Monitoring Distributed Systems

By Jason Skowronski in AppOptics

August 15, 2018

Modern distributed systems give off hundreds of metrics in the form of infrastructure and host metrics. It’s not practical to monitor all of these constantly, so we recommend picking a subset that serves as your application’s key performance indicators.

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Best Practices for Web App Monitoring

By Gerred Dillon in Loggly

August 9, 2018

The architecture of modern web applications presents new challenges for monitoring their availability and performance. We will take a whirlwind tour of best practices for monitoring your services that can provide early warning signs before your next outage.

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How to Troubleshoot Kubernetes Network Issues

By Gerred Dillon in AppOptics

August 9, 2018

We will use AppOptics™ tracing to diagnose some latency issues with applications running on Kubernetes. We’ll use it to trace latency on requests to our Kubernetes pods to identify problems in the network stack.

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Error tracking with Vue.js

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

August 8, 2018

We’ll show you how to add error handling in a Vue application to capture caught and uncaught errors. This gives you an opportunity to recover and update what’s presented to the user, as well as track the error to prioritize fixes.

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Get Insights into Azure with Papertrail

By Jennifer Marsh in Papertrail

August 6, 2018

Microsoft Azure caters to businesses with mainly Windows environments and hosting can be difficult to monitor as you scale up resources. We’ll show you how, with Papertrail™, you can stream your application logs directly to a central location.

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Top 10 PHP errors from 1,000+ projects (and how to avoid them)

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

July 29, 2018

To give back to our community of developers, we looked at our database of thousands of projects and found the top 10 errors in PHP apps. We’re going to show you what causes them and how to prevent them. Avoiding these “gotchas” will make you a better developer.

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Will HTTP/2 Make Your Site Faster?

By Andre Newman in Pingdom

July 24, 2018

HTTP/2 optimizes website connections to offer improved performance, updated error handling, reduced latency, and lower overhead. We measured the speed difference between HTTP/2 and HTTP/1.1 using Pingdom’s page speed insights.

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Simplicity in Dev Tools is a Lost Art

By Jason Skowronski in Papertrail

July 19, 2018

For better or worse, developer and ops tools are getting more complex. How should we decide when to stick with simple tools and when to invest in more powerful or complex ones?

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Error monitoring in Golang

By Jason Skowronski in Rollbar

July 2, 2018

If you’re used to languages like Java or Javascript, then Go’s way of handling errors will be new to you. We will give a brief introduction on how error handling works in Go, then cover how you can monitor errors in production apps.

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