How did Britain’s top retail sites cope with Black Friday?

So, Black Friday came and went. And, for the most part, Britain’s online retailers can breathe a collective sigh of relief. Despite surges in visitor numbers for many of the big players, meticulous capacity planning and traffic management appear to have paid off, and most have emerged with revenue and reputation unscathed. We’re pleased to have helped a number of them with load testing and performance optimisation in preparation for the big day.
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Velocity Europe 2016 and the people who are making the web faster

A couple of weeks ago, I was lucky enough to accompany several of my colleagues to O’Reilly’s Velocity Europe conference, which this year was held in Amsterdam.

Velocity isn’t just about making the web faster – it’s also about efficient, effective devops practices. But although web performance is just one aspect of Velocity, it has still been the place to go if you’re interested in building faster websites.
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