My good readings of the week!
Google pagespeed is now online
Page Speed Online analyzes the content of a web page, then generates suggestions to make that page faster. Reducing page load times can reduce bounce rates and increase conversion rates
Why websites are slow and why speed really matters (from Mashable)
What a difference a millisecond can make. When it comes to browsing the web, every tiny moment counts — and the fewer moments that pass between a mouse click and a fully loaded page, the better.
Scaling Social Ecommerce Architecture case study
Sears Architect Tomer Gabel provides an insightful overview on how they built a Social Ecommerce solution for Sears.com that can handle complex relationship quires in real time.
At SOASTA we’re in the wisdom business (shameless plug)
The true goal of Performance Testing is to provide wisdom. Maybe the sole purpose of LoadRunner is to be a testing solution that serves as a gate, but at SOASTA we’re in the wisdom business.
10,00-core Linux super computer built in Amazon Cloud
Cycle Computing had already built a few clusters on Amazon’s Elastic Compute Cloud that scaled up to several thousand cores.But Stowe wanted to take it to the next level. Provisioning 10,000 cores on Amazon has probably been done numerous times, but Stowe says he’s not aware of anyone else achieving that number in an HPC cluster, meaning one that uses a batch scheduling technology and runs an HPC-optimized application.
Software Progress beats Moore’s law
What explains the extraordinary pace of software improvement? The answers are doubtless many and far more complex than I’m going to be able (or capable) of addressing here. But I’d suggest two thoughts as high-level explanations.