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7 tips for improving load speed

Plan for performance

Are you building a new website? Be sure to discuss the importance of performance early on and set targets. That way, you have a faster load speed from the beginning and don’t have to implement fixes later.

Step 1: test, step 2: test…

Are you seeing a pattern here? 😉 Testing is crucial! Before you launch, load and test your website multiple times to make sure you can handle the traffic of real site visitors. This is especially important for sites with complex hosting, such as load-balanced configuration.

Implement some “quick wins”

To be clear, there’s no “get fast quick” scheme for site load speeds. But there is a tried-and-true template that will put you ahead of the curve. That includes making use of modern image formats, enabling compression on the server via Gzip, and leveraging browser cache. Find some more low-hanging fruit here.

Careful of your images!

Good websites have great graphic content – but they also take into account how images impact load speed. You can improve image performance by considering file formats, image compression, and lazy loading.

Think of the mobile visitors

More and more people surf the web on their phone these days, which makes mobile-optimized sites a huge priority! Since mobile users tend to use slower, less stable Internet connections, Accelerated Mobile Pages (AMPs) are a great way to get them content faster.

Prioritize above-the-fold

First impressions matter – and your above-the-fold content can make or break them! Consider inline styling for above-the-fold, then loading your code in chunks. This type of asynchronous loading can create a faster perceived load time for the user.

Assess your external scripts

Third-party scripts are a great tool – but can make your website feel a little crowded. Assess the performance of external scripts on your site load speed, and replace or remove those that are negatively impacting user experience.

DevOps preface

If you’re old, don’t try to change yourself, change your environment. —B. F. Skinner

One view of DevOps is that it helps take on that last mile problem in software: value delivery. The premise is that encouraging behaviors such as teaming, feedback, and experimentation will be reinforced by desirable outcomes such as better software, delivered faster and at lower cost. For many, the DevOps discourse then quickly turns to automation. That makes sense as automation is an environmental intervention that is relatively actionable. If you want to change behavior, change the environment!

In this context, automation becomes a significant investment decision with strategic import. DevOps automation engineers face a number of design choices. What level of interface abstraction is appropriate for the automation tooling? Where should you separate automation concerns of an infrastructure nature from those that should be more application centric?

These questions matter because automation tooling that is accessible to all can better connect all the participants in the software delivery process. That is going to help fos‐ ter all those positive teaming behaviors we are after. Automation that is decoupled from infrastructure provisioning events makes it possible to quickly tenant new project streams. Users can immediately self-serve without raising a new infrastructure requisition.

We want to open the innovation process to all, be they 10x programmers or citizen developers. Doing DevOps with makes this possible, and this blog will show you how.

This is a practical guide that will show how to easily implement and automate powerful cloud deployment patterns using. The container management platform provides a self-service platform for users. Its natively container-aware approach will allow us to show you an application-centric view to automation.

THE 8 ADVANTAGES YOU SHOULD GET FROM A CLOUD-BASED REPOSITORY

1 A UNIVERSAL, END-TO-END 3
SOLUTION FOR ALL BINARIES
• Compatibility with all build and integration tools on the

• packaging formats and integrating with all the moving parts of the ecosystem
and all other major package formats (25+ and growing)
• Supports Maven, npm, Python, NuGet, Gradle, Helm,
2 SCALABILITY AND REDUNDANCY
• pay-only-for-what-you-use cloud model
• Security that all data is stored in multiple locations
3 MANAGEMENT OF MANY BINARIES ACROSS DIFFERENT ENVIRONMENTS THAT SOLVES FOR
and providers

• Lack of metadata context
• Policy enforcement

5 SECURITY, ACCESS, CONTROL AND TRACEABILITY
• Information access management through authenticated users and access control
• Full artifact traceability to fully reproduce a build and debug it
• Secure binaries by identifying vulnerabilities and
6 RELIABLE REMOTE REPOSITORIES
• Consistent and reliable access to remote artifacts
• Local caching of artifacts eliminates the need to download them again as well as removes the dependency on unreliable networks and remote public repositories
7 ACTS AS A SECURE, ROBUST DOCKER REGISTRY
• docker registries
• Smart search for images
• Full integration with your building ecosystem
• Security and access control

8
A KUBERNETES REGISTRY
• Additional insight to your code-to-cluster process while relating to each layer for each application
• As your main Kubernetes Docker registry, collects trace content, dependencies and relationships with other Docker images which cannot be done using a simple Docker registry

GETTING AHEAD OF THE
DEVOPS AND CLOUD CURVE

Now that we have those newly-raised table stakes covered, let’s talk about how to stand out and deliver faster than your cloud- based DevOps competition. To jump ahead of the tech herd, you need to provide your DevOps team tools that increase your software delivery speed, quality, and security.
To do that in this age of exploding data volumes and complex processes as possible, while gaining (or maintaining) full control of binary and dependency sets.
Automation is great, but not if it forces your developers to go speed also needs to integrate instantly with tech your teams
In other words, the minute you deploy, you boost productivity immediately through integration with your ecosystem and DevOps tools. When you can do that, you also save time and money through easy management of the DevOps pipeline.
Can you see how this is all coming together?

THE WORKINGS OF A SUPERIOR REPOSITORY MANAGER

To achieve all of the above, a universal binary repository manager like JFrog Artifactory gives developers a powerful possible. It provides a searchable and clickable repository for binaries, saving them hours, even days, reinventing the wheel.
But it’s not that simple. It needs to be more than that.
in the cloud, superior pipeline tools—like Artifactory—needs to natively integrate with security scanning and compliance solutions. Enter JFrog Xray.
Through a tool like Xray, you empower developers to identify and mitigate known security vulnerabilities and open source license violations. You give them the tools to provide impact and new components have on your overall system.
It also lets them drill down to identify all dependencies of each build package and Docker layer using deep recursive scanning, allowing them to continuously govern and audit artifacts consumed and produced in your CI/CD pipeline.
And Xray does it all while protecting against open source security vulnerabilities using the most comprehensive vulnerabilities database in the industry.

FUTURE OF DEVOPS

THE EARLY MAJORITY
MOVES TO THE CLOUD

of business:

60% + 80%
DevOps world have raised the bar on collaboration, cross-organizational visibility,
of businesses are adopting or expanding DevOps culture and processes
of businesses are now operating in the cloud

DEVOPS AND THE CLOUD— A NATURAL PAIR
Let’s start with DevOps.
Forrester Research dubbed 2018 the year of DevOps. And it’s no wonder, with over half of enterprises implementing or expanding existing DevOps practices. So why are they doing that? Here are a few good reasons to consider it:
DEVOPS OFFERS YOUR ORGANIZATION:
• Greater productivity and faster delivery of products
• Greater visibility and collaboration across projects,
departments, and individuals
• Less siloing
So, DevOps removes friction; and as a practical environment for DevOps, the cloud just makes sense.
HOW THE CLOUD ENHANCES YOUR DEVOPS ORGANIZATION

• Rapid deployment of new environments
• Reduced IT costs through subscription and SaaS (pay as you go) payment structures
• Moving from CapEx expenditures for hardware to OpEx expenses for SaaS
• Fast, agile scalability
So why the urgency to make these innovations? The truth is, they’re not really innovative anymore. it’s already happened.
The bar has been raised and you need a new edge.

GAUGE YOUR DEVOPS PROGRESS
Institute Agile practices that focuses on communication, collaboration, customer feedback, and small and rapid releases. Agile operations remove rigidity from your processes and allow for greater innovation, while keeping accountability and increasing goal focus
Deploy a multi-cloud strategy with Kubernetes or other intermediary layer for cloud-agnostic and resilient infrastructure
Build cloud-native systems for core products, with lift-and-shift for systems that don’t require much scalability
Create microservices in containers over monolithic apps to increase your agility and your ability to innovate with less downtime