ICP licenses for accelerating Chinese content

In order to work effectively in China, your website needs to be served either directly from infrastructure inside the country, or from a content delivery network (CDN) that has a presence in China. Without this, performance in China can be hit or miss – and often excruciatingly slow during peak hours. The trouble is that ...

Fast websites in China – Optimizing delivery for great experiences

China is a rapidly growing market. As of today, this country contains: 20% of the global population 10% of the global wealth a middle class of over 109 million people. According to a report published by Credit Suisse, China’s wealth growth is especially impressive when viewed over a longer time frame. In 2000, the country’s ...

Performance testing and optimization in a CI/CD environment

The purpose of this post is to explain more about CI/CD and also how it relates to performance and performance optimization. We introduce a few example tools and techniques specific to Jenkins, the most popular CI/CD automation tool. What is CI/CD? CI/CD stands for continuous integration and continuous delivery / continuous deployment. It’s both a ...

Incorporating a range of performance tools into your optimization strategy

In this post I outline the wide range of performance tools that can be used in your business. I then compare and contrast the qualities of each tool, and outline the types of problems each type of tool tries to solve. Note that I am a big advocate of using a wide range of these ...

Seasonal Readiness – Managing 3rd parties and integrations during peak events

Websites today do not work in isolation. Often they are a complicated mix of both first party assets and code as well as additional features and functionality provided by 3rd party vendors. Prior to peak events such as Black Friday and Cyber Monday, it’s important to review your tag and vendor integrations to ensure that ...

Seasonal and Peak Readiness Intro

Every year, thousands of website owners need to prepare for peak events. For website owners in the United States and Canada, these typically occur on Black Friday / Cyber Monday and the lead up to Christmas, but may occur at different times, according to the typical schedule for your industry or a decision to market ...