IT Operations News Roundup — Dec 3rd to 9th
Firefox’s New Webkit-Style Approach to Page Load
By loading basic HTML, CSS, and JS first, Firefox hopes to improve responsiveness while potentially taking a slight hit to page load speed.
Steve Souders latest experiment shows the perception of speed could be unique to the user.
61 Countries That Can Easily Be Cut Off
Due to lack of diversity with service providers, certain countries can be disconnected completely from the web.
Design Vs. Performance
Performance shouldn’t take a backseat to responsive design. You can have your cake and eat it too!
SoundCloud’s Sexy New Search
Fundamental changes like real-time updating, quicker re-indexing, and improved algorithms make the new SoundCloud search to die for.
Amazon Silk Browser Hack
Researchers at NCSU discovered a loophole allowing free access to cloud computing through Amazon’s Kindle Fire browser.
Spotlight Vs. Floodlight
Akamai compares synthetic and RUM performance results and shows why both types of monitoring are necessary.
VC Funds Lawsuit
After having technology stolen through an NDA breach, First Round Capital funds a lawsuit so Techforward can get their justice in court.
Major Mobile Broadband Networks Must Share
A court upheld the FCC’s requirements that big carriers must keep their networks open to smaller ones through roaming agreements.
History of WebPageTest.org
Patrick Meenan speaks to Joshua Bixby in the inaugural StrangeLoop podcast.
Cloud Pricing War Continues…
Windows Azure Storage joins the pricing war with a huge drop in pricing set to begin on 12/12.
Slow Website = Abandoned Cart For 67% of Consumers
A new study shows slow loading websites are the main reason customers abandon an online purchase.