AJAX Edition 4: What makes older versions of IE so slow as compared to newer versions of Firefox?

It’s been a while since we released the last major version of Compuware dynaTrace AJAX Edition. With AJAX Edition 4 we introduce the capability to test across all versions of Internet Explorer (IE) starting with IE6 and all current versions of Firefox starting with 3.6 until Firefox 18 (current version as of release date). Why is this important? Well, check out the test results of several pages we tested… read more

Website’s Vulnerability to Third-Party Services Exposed

While preparing for a presentation at the Internet Summit in Raleigh this week, I was able to look at some unique data from a new free online service we recently launched called Outage Analyzer. Outage Analyzer showcases the value of “Big Data” performance analytics delivering answers instead of just more data with real-time visualizations and alerts of outages in third-party web services. Outage Analyzer harnesses the collective intelligence of… read more

dynaTrace Browser Diagnostics now supporting Firefox 15 & 16

Compuware is updating its support for dynaTrace Browser Diagnostics and extends its Deep Dive Browser Diagnostics to include Firefox 15 & 16. The update is available for The Compuware dynaTrace Development and Test Center Team Edition (aka Compuware dynaTrace AJAX Edition Premium) and The free Compuware dynaTrace AJAX Edition Where to Download the latest version / update? Compuware APM Customers can download the updated Browser… read more

dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.7

The new release of dynaTrace AJAX Edition provides support for the Firefox 12 & 13 browser enabling you to test the performance of your websites with the latest available Browsers from Mozilla and Microsoft. AJAX Edition 3.7 now supports Firefox 12, 13 and Internet Explorer 8, 9. To help you prepare for the future we added Internet Explorer 10 (developer preview). If you also manage the performance of… read more

The Super Bowl Effect on Website Performance

Whether you are a Fan of US Football or not – it was really hard to avoid this huge sport event on February 5th. Besides the actual game it is the Super Bowl commercials that – besides being very expensive to air – usually drive a lot of load on the websites of the companies that run their ads. The question is whether the millions of dollars spent really drive… read more

Internet Explorer 9 and Firefox 8/9 support with dynaTrace Ajax Edition 3.4

dynaTrace AJAX Edition 3.4 now gives you full JavaScript, AJAX, Network and Rendering analysis support for Mozilla Firefox 8 and 9 as well as Internet Explorer 8 and 9. If you want to optimize the performance of all your users’ browser versions, have a look at the dynaTrace AJAX Edition Premium to guarantee the best user experience for Firefox 3.6 to 9 and Internet Explorer 6 to… read more

Third Party Content Management applied: Four steps to gain control of your Page Load Performance!

Today’s web sites are often cluttered up with third party content that slows down page load and rendering times, hampering user experience. In my first blog post, I’ve presented how third party content impacts your website’s performance and identified common problems with its integration. Today I want to share the experience I have made as a developer and consultant with the management of… read more

Top 8 Performance Problems on Top 50 Retail Sites before Black Friday

The busiest online shopping season is about to start and it’s time to make a quick check on whether the top shopping sites are prepared for the big consumer rush or whether they are likely going to fail because their pages are not adhering to Web performance best practices. The holiday rush seems to start ramping earlier and earlier each year, the Gomez Website Performance Pulse showed an… read more

You only control 1/3 of your Page Load Performance!

You do not agree with that? Have you ever looked at the details of your page load time and analyzed what really impacts Page Load Time? Let me show you with a real life example and let me explain that in most cases you only control 1/3 of the time required to load a page as the rest is consumed by 3rd party content that you do not have under… read more

Dynatrace @ Velocity Berlin

Velocity Velocity comes to Europe and we will are there. You can find our presentations and links here. Today we had a talk on What it means to deliver exceptional performance and tomorrow Andi will give a Lightning Demo. Hope to see you there What it means to deliver exceptional performance from Alois Reitbauer… read more