Creating Custom Logs in Your Applications: What Events Should You Be Tracking?

May 19, 2019 - 6 minutes
It’s not uncommon for developers to code their own logging modules into applications. We do this to compensate for limitations in operating system standard logging functionality which doesn’t always provide the level of monitoring needed for an enterprise application. If you’ve decided that you need custom logs for your application, here are a few events that you don’t want to skip. Poor Performance and Load Times An operating system will log any events where the application crashes due to a timeout, but these logs only tell you when the application crashes, not when it’s showing signs of performance degradation. Read more ...

How a CDN Speeds Up Performance and Adds Disaster Recovery on Your Website

May 3, 2019 - 7 minutes
CDNs don’t just speed up your site. With the right setup, you can add security, disaster recovery and rollover during peak traffic spikes throughout the work week. With proper understanding of a CDN, you can add better delivery performance and reliability to your site’s customers. A content delivery network is one of the most important tools of any webmaster with a large and diverse user base. It works by caching your content on servers around the world so users may quickly access content without latency issues. Read more ...

HTTP/2 & TLSv1.3: 2019 adoption & review of specs

Feb 2, 2019 - 1 minutes
HTTP/2 and TLSv1.3 specifications come with many new improvements to standard protocols that are core to all we do on the internet. Knowing the benefits of these improvements, as well as how and when to take advantage of them can help drive development and architecture implementation decisions for the better. HTTP/2 Highlights: current adoption 33.1% (as of 2019/02/02) cited from: https://w3techs.com/technologies/details/ce-http2/all/all all requests on connection share the same stream which removes the Head Of Line problem with HTTP/1. Read more ...