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Testing for Mobile Game Development: How to Launch Fast and Win Fans with Agile Development

  Achieving Speed and Quality with Mobile Game Development   When it comes to mobile game development, speed is everything. From the business owner to the consumer, everyone wants developers to build and deploy their apps overnight—without the errors common to time-sensitive projects. But is it possible to meet the need for speed without losing […] Continue reading

Out With the Old, In With the New: Rapidly Navigating Changes in APIs

  If you’ve built your company’s online infrastructure around the skeleton of an API (or multiple APIs), it’s essential to always be prepared for unexpected changes that can dramatically impact your software. Users of Twitter’s “Firehose” data feed encountered such a problem in April after the social media staple announced that they would be phasing out […] Continue reading

Keeping Tabs on Tag Management to Improve Web Performance

Are you keeping up with tag management? If not, your site could be suffering. Hey, So What’s a Tag Anyway?   Tags are compact chunks of code that can improve both user experience and your ability to capture information and analytics from your site. A common example that many businesses use is Google’s analytic code. […] Continue reading

Web Speed and Search – So What’s the Connection?

When it comes to web performance, speed and search share a lot more than just a couple of letters. The strongest platforms are designed with an awareness of the impact speed and search optimization have on user response, and implement effective tools for performance enhancement. Understanding the importance of these elements and how they work […] Continue reading

The E-Commerce Downtime Guide: What to Do if Things Go Wrong

With Mother’s Day just a few days away, many online retailers are facing a huge spike in traffic and demand. The best of these retailers prep for holidays like Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day and Black Friday many months in advance, testing and optimizing web performance to be sure their site can handle each seasonal load. However, there is […] Continue reading

Help Your Site to Thrive Post “Mobilegeddon” – Adapting to Google’s Mobile-Friendly Search Algorithm

Photo credit: http://trafficandleadgenerator.com/ready-to-become-mobile-friendly-for-mobilegeddon-dont-panic-read-this/chrismcelroy/04/08/2015/ Let’s Embrace “Mobilegeddon” for What it Really is: an Opportunity for Growth Google’s massive mobile-friendly algorithm change went live Tuesday, and everyone is frantically wondering how their rankings may be affected moving forward. There is a lot of confusion surrounding specifics of the new algorithm, but to be clear, this update: Only affects rankings on mobile […] Continue reading

10 Tips to Help You Achieve Ideal App Performance

  These days, everyone has an app. But whether you built yours from the ground up or choose to use packaged applications, every app can have lackluster performance if it isn’t well-maintained. These 10 tips will help you get your app in tip-top shape to keep both your customers and your developers happy.   1. […] Continue reading

Onward and Upward: Scaling Your Website into the Future

Scaling Your Website into the Future   Whether you’re a budding company or you’ve just launched a new website, chances are you’ll start experiencing steady increases in site traffic as you expand your business. You may be equipped for a few dozen customers now, but what happens when you reach thousands or (ideally) hundreds of […] Continue reading

5 Trends for Testing in the Era of Big Data

In the last decade, data has virtually exploded (pardon the pun), sending shock waves through the entire tech industry. Big Data applications have arrived at the scene on a kind of rescue mission—a way to capture, store, search, and analyze the data blowup many e-businesses are experiencing. According to Gartner, Big Data’s defining characteristics are […] Continue reading