Topic: performance

The weaknesses of C++, Google’s new mobile design hub, and Feathers 2.0—SD Times news digest: March 17, 2016

Due to the lack of variety in brackets and parentheses on a regular keyboard, the syntax of modern C++ sometimes gets tricky, according to Dima Korolev, captain of engineering at opinion aggregation company Staance. Some problems with C++ include array indexing and lambda definitions. Korolev also mentioned that Objective-C uses square brackets to send messages. … continue reading

Google previews Android N, Let’s Encrypt gets a new name and home, and Docker Swarm outperforms Kubernetes—SD Times news digest: March 10, 2016

Google is giving developers an early look into its upcoming Android operating system: Android N. The company said it is giving developers the preview earlier than usual in order to give them more time to address feedback and make changes. “By releasing a ‘work in progress’ build earlier in development, we have more time to … continue reading

Professor develops facial recognition software that detects CEO emotions

Facial recognition can be used for things like capturing criminals, tagging photos on social media platforms, and figuring out if hospital patients are in pain. One professor thought that he could take this software development a step further, which is why he created facial recognition software to read CEOs’ minds. An assistant finance professor at … continue reading

SamsaraJS library takes on performance issues

There is a new JavaScript UI project for the mobile Web, and it’s giving Web developers a tool to create native-like app experiences. SamsaraJS is a functional reactive library for animating layout. It provides a language for positioning, orienting and sizing DOM elements, and animating these properties over time. According to its GitHub page, “Everything … continue reading

How websites did before, during and after the Super Bowl

Super Bowl 50 has come to a close, so it’s time for a recap of the big game from a website performance perspective. Did Super Bowl 50 websites and advertisers stand up to the test this year, or were there some major fumbles? Dynatrace, an application management software company, was monitoring advertisers’ websites leading up … continue reading

Netflix Engineering Team shows how to do Linux performance analysis

It only takes a minute to notice a performance issue. In 60,000 milliseconds, you can get a Linux performance, and the Netflix Performance Engineering team can show you how. Netflix has a EC2 Linux cloud, which is constantly monitored by performance-analysis tools to make sure everything is running smoothly. These tools include Atlas (for cloud … continue reading

Application performance a key theme at Velocity NYC 2015

A word that was heard frequently when walking through the booths at the 2015 O’Reilly Velocity NYC conference was “performance.” The conference provided a new perspective to performance and Web operations, and it gave everyone from developers to technical executives solutions to solve their dynamic website and application challenges. (Related: How government is using DevOps) … continue reading

Performance Bowl: The website winners and losers of Super Bowl XLIX

During one of the most competitive, entertaining and ultimately unbelievable Super Bowls in NFL history, advertisers and websites played their own game of dueling performance metrics and response times. APM software provider Dynatrace monitored the brand websites advertising during the big game, and in the moment of truth revealed which stood up to the ultimate … continue reading

The Super Bowl XLIX ‘Performance Bowl’

For the advertisers paying US$4.5 million a pop for a 30-second Super Bowl spot, a year’s marketing budget could be wasted if the company’s website can’t handle the influx in traffic. Application performance management software provider Dynatrace is monitoring the Web and mobile site performance of a litany of major brands that purchased ads well … continue reading

HP Mobile Center prepares apps for prime time

PALO ALTO, Calif. — HP announced HP Mobile Center, a new on-premise software solution for testing mobile application functionality and performance across real-world network conditions on real-devices. The solution allows customers to deliver high-quality mobile applications and ensure a consistent, positive user experience under any circumstance. Mobile applications are increasingly becoming the “front door” for a … continue reading

Velocity NYC Roundup: How they tried to fix HealthCare.gov

As the New York City Velocity conference winds to a close, this year’s Web operations and performance event was highlighted by some engaging speakers and a laundry list of Web development news and releases from companies big and small. In addition, Mikey Dickerson, a former Google engineering manager who’s now a member of the tech … continue reading

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