Who Broke the Internet?

If it seemed like the Internet was slow or broken on Monday, it wasn’t your imagination. It really was.

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Let Target’s Issues Be a Lesson for Your Site

When Target’s web site went down last Tuesday for the second time in 6 weeks, it had to be a red flag for the company’s IT staff that something was very wrong, and they better find a way to fix it before Black Friday later this month.

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Load Balancer Trips UNC Blackboard Site

When the UNC Blackboard site went down last week, it turned out to be a traffic spike on an unrelated site and a load balancer was at the root of the problem.

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USAJobs.gov relaunch hampered by performance issues

When the federal government launched an updated version of the USAJobs.gov web site recently, it was hampered by performance issues and problems with the search engine, issues that should have been picked up in pre-launch performance testing.

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Concentrate on the Right Things to Improve Web Performance

It’s easy to blame your code for bad web site performance, but one expert suggests even you if you got your code perfect, it wouldn’t give you much of a performance lift.

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