The Web is increasingly happening in realtime. With sites such as Facebook and FriendFeed leading the way, users are coming to expect that all websites should serve content to them as it occurs. With this book, you'll learn how to add several realtime features to your site—everything from chat and messaging services to streaming content feeds—without making significant changes to your existing infrastructure.
Complete Web Monitoring demonstrates how to measure every aspect of your web presence -- including analytics, backend performance, usability, communities, customer feedback, and competitive analysis -- whether you're running an e-commerce site, a community, a media property, or a Software-as-a-Service company. This book's concrete examples, clear explanations, and practical recommendations make it essential for anyone who runs a website.
Three of CouchDB's creators show you how to use this document-oriented database as a standalone application framework or with high-volume, distributed applications. With its simple model for storing, processing, and accessing data, CouchDB is ideal for web applications that handle huge amounts of loosely structured data. You'll learn how to work with CouchDB through its RESTful web interface, and become familiar with key features such as simple document CRUD (create, read, update, delete), advanced MapReduce, deployment tuning, and more.
How do you create a mission-critical site that provides exceptional performance while remaining flexible, adaptable, and reliable 24/7? Written by the manager of a UI group at Yahoo!, this book offers practical steps for building rock-solid applications that remain effective even as you add features, functions, and users. You'll learn how to develop large web applications with the extreme precision required for other types of software.
Apache Hadoop is ideal for organizations with a growing need to store and process massive application datasets. With Hadoop: The Definitive Guide, programmers will find details for analyzing large datasets with Hadoop, and administrators will learn how to set up and run Hadoop clusters. The book includes case studies that illustrate how Hadoop is used to solve specific problems.
Want to speed up your web site? This book presents 14 specific rules that will cut 20% to 25% off response time when users request a page. Author Steve Souders, in his job as Chief Performance Yahoo!, collected these best practices while optimizing some of the most-visited pages on the Web. Even sites that had already been highly optimized were able to benefit from these surprisingly simple performance guidelines.
Server bottlenecks and failures are a fact of life in any database deployment, but they don't have to bring everything to a halt. MySQL provides several features that can protect you from outages, whether you're running directly on the hardware, on virtual machines, or in the cloud. This book shows you how to use these features effectively, and helps you determine which combination of features will give you the most reliable system for a price you can afford.
Learn what it takes to build and maintain high-traffic websites with Web Operations. Featuring essays from today's top web veterans, this insightful book shows you how to run your web ops as reliably and effectively as Google, Microsoft, and Yahoo run theirs. Even if your site never gets that big, you'll profit from the experience and knowledge of the people who created sites for these and other industry giants.
This video helps you build a complete web monitoring strategy. It covers the many different metrics you can collect, from latency and uptime to usability and navigation—and show you how to tie them to the goals of your web business.
Maximiliano Firtman provides a deep discussion of the well-known techniques for website's performance (from Steve Souders and others) and how real mobile devices reacts to each one. Questions addressed include: Are mobile browsers compatible with CSS Sprites or with Lazy Load Script? What about inline images and canvas? What are the big differences between desktop and mobile web performance?
For many developers, the modern web site has evolved into something more like an application, requiring more specialized tools to measure performance. This video provides an overview of some of these tools. You will learn how to profile the loading and running of a web page in various browsers, identify performance bottlenecks, and examine ways to optimize the overall user experience. Vendor supported tools such as Firebug, Web Inspector, and IE Developer Tools are covered in addition to 3rd party software such as YSlow, PageSpeed, dynaTrace, and more.
In this webcast we'll explore hands-on performance testing and analysis with WebPagetest—the advanced capabilities you never knew existed.
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