7 Common Web Application Performance Problems (and How to Solve Them)

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One of the cornerstones of a successful business in today’s digital environment is ensuring that web application performance is user-friendly and runs smoothly. A well-oiled website and its applications represent the face of a company, and in an ideal scenario, they serve as a mark of reliability, innovation, and progress. Behind the scenes of a well-run web app is a …

Addressing Roadblocks in Cloud Computing

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Business owners are constantly searching for the next great technology that will help streamline solutions, improve workflow efficiency, and boost their ROI. Cloud computing has quickly become one of the most effective technologies in helping companies increase work output and cut costs. However, issues arise when businesses expand the scale of their operations when adopting cloud technology. This can become …

Performance Engineering: The What, Why, and How’s Explained

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Being a software developer means much more than simply writing bug-free code. As highly distributed apps become more complex, developers need to ensure their systems are as user-friendly, secure, and scalable as possible. Application performance engineering is an essential practice for any DevOps team, allowing developers across departments to stay agile and efficient. With the right integration, teams can identify …

Scaling

4 Metrics to Monitor When Scaling Up and Down in the Cloud

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Fans of Star Trek: The Original Series know that The Enterprise was not capable of going past Warp Factor 8 for long periods of time. That would be all the power Scotty could give the starship before it started breaking up. The same thing is true with traditional on-premise computing: The hardware has limitations on processing power and storage. With …

Top Kubernetes Tutorials & Resources for Developers of All Levels

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If you are a developer who uses containers, chances are you and your team have heard about Kubernetes. At its core, Kubernetes is a container operating system for the web, but has grown to be much more. Sure, Kubernetes can manage your containers, network traffic, and bring up a crashed ad, but it has also become a widely adopted platform …

Cloud

Know Your Cloud: 7 Lessons for Maximizing Cloud Capabilities

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The latest cloud capabilities give developers the flexibility to design their apps and services efficiently, without the expensive cost and manual setup of traditional data centers. The most popular cloud providers have a wide array of services that extend across the spectrum, from IaaS to PaaS, as well as hybrid, containers, and microservices solutions. According to a Gartner survey, CIOs …

Kubernetes Tools

7 Kubernetes Tools to Expand Your Container Architecture

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  Kubernetes, the container orchestration tool originally developed by Google, has become a vital resource for Agile and DevOps teams. As an open source tool, Kubernetes is becoming an ecosystem in itself, with other tools being developed to support it. Some of these extensions are coming straight from Kubernetes, while others are open source projects in their own right. Kubernetes …

Kubernetes and Container Technology Best Practices

What is Kubernetes? A Guide to Container Orchestration

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Containers reshaped efficient software development, allowing dev teams to isolate apps in special solo environments on multiple operating systems. As container tools like Docker become more popular, logical container management has become the next workflow challenge for DevOps teams. That’s why more dev teams are turning to Kubernetes to manage their production-grade containers. Designed with the same principles that allow …

Success with Microservices and Containers

State of the Union of Microservices and Containers

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In 20 years, we will look back at the 2010’s as a time of massive development reformation. The late 18th century had the Industrial Revolution, we have the Development Revolution. Lean, lightweight, and rapid development and deployments have taken over the way we look at software development– and for good reason. It’s no longer viable to spend a year working …

How High-Performing Teams ‘Shift Left’ with Continuous Testing

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The science of high-performing teams has fascinated business leaders and coaches for decades. There are hundreds of books on the subject, full of strategies and philosophies that are guaranteed to improve your group. The problem is, as soon as new performance standards become the norm, they are no longer considered high-performing. Teams must always push to find methods of higher …