The Five Most Common HTTP Errors According to Goog...

Last updated: February 28, 2024 Sometimes when you try to visit a web page, you’re met with an HTTP error message. It’s a message from the web server that something went wrong. In some cases, it could be a mistake you made, but often, it’s the site’s fault.  Each type of error has an HTTP

A Beginner’s Guide to Using CDNs

Last updated: February 28, 2024 Websites have become larger and more complex over the past few years, and users expect them to load instantaneously, even on mobile devices. The smallest performance drops can have big effects; just a 100ms decrease in page load time can drop conversions by 7%. With competitors just a click away, organizations

Can gzip Compression Really Improve Web Performanc...

Last updated: February 26, 2024 The size of the web is slowly growing. Over the past decade, the average webpage weight grew by 356%, from about 484 KB to 2.205 MB. Considering 800 KB was the average size of a website in 2012, that’s an enormous difference. While it’s true that the global average internet

What’s new in Chrome Devtools?

For any web developer, DevTools provides an irreplaceable aid to debugging code in all common browsers. Both Safari and Firefox offer great solutions in terms of developer tools, however in this post I will be talking about the highlights of the most recent features in my personal favourite browser for coding, Chrome DevTools. For something

Exploring the Software Behind Facebook, the World&...

At the scale that Facebook operates, several traditional approaches to serving web content break down or simply aren’t practical. The challenge for Facebook’s engineers has been to keep the site up and running smoothly in spite of handling over two billion active users. This article takes a look at some of the software and techniques

Announcing SolarWinds Observability – Scopif...

At SolarWinds, we’re constantly thinking ahead to develop observability solutions that evolve with you and that abstract application and IT complexity so that you can deliver an exceptional digital experience for your business.  And today, we’re excited to announce – SolarWinds® Observability is here!  SolarWinds Observability includes application, infrastructure, database, network, log, and digital experience observability

The Developer Obsession With Code Names, 186 Inter...

Code names can be about secrecy, but when it comes to software development, it’s usually not so much about secrecy as it is about the convenience of having a name for a specific version of the software. It can be very practical to have a unique identifier for a project to get everyone on the

Web API Monitoring Explained: A Helpful Introducto...

An API, application programming interface, is a collection of tools, protocols, and subroutines that can be used when building software programs or applications. APIs makes software development easier by providing reusable components and a set of clearly defined communication protocols. Recently APIs have come to mean web services, but there are also APIs for software

User Experience for Observability – Scopify

Modern software applications involve multiple layers of code and services, working together to meet increasingly demanding user requirements. To achieve this, systems became distributed, providing improved scalability, fault tolerance, and complexity. However, this innovation brought new challenges to basic troubleshooting and performance monitoring to maintain the health of systems. It’s for these reasons that observability

The Roblox Outage – Scopify

Just before Halloween 2021, Roblox engineers experienced a horror story: a service outage that also took down critical monitoring systems. It seemed like the issue was a hardware problem, but it wasn’t. Users were frustrated, and the clock was ticking. After three full days of downtime, service was finally restored on Halloween day. While the