Category: Web

Presidential debate sets Twitter record, slows performance

While President Barack Obama and Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney were dueling it out over the hot-button campaign issues last night, little did they know the debate was becoming the most-tweeted about political event in U.S. history, topping the tweet-per-minute records set by the Republican and Democratic National Conventions just a month ago. In fact, in […]

Apica ProxySniffer 5.0 boosts load testing ability

Earlier this summer, Apica advanced its mega load testing capabilities through the acquisition of ProxySniffer, the advanced web load and stress testing tool. Today, we upped the ante a little bit more with the release of ProxySniffer’s newest version. Apica ProxySniffer 5.0 is chock full of even more advanced capabilities that increase users’ control and […]

Apica unveils enhancements to WebPerformance portal

It is another exciting day here at Apica. This week our team is at The O’Reilly Velocity Europe Conference where we just announced the latest enhancements to our WebPerformance portal. We are constantly looking for ways to deepen the level of insight our web performance monitoring and load testing products offer, and the latest version […]

Web performance of music streaming sites

For our latest web performance benchmark we decided to take a look at some popular music streaming sites. There are obviously dozens of websites and applications that allow you to listen to your favorite tunes at anytime and from anywhere so we decided to hone in specifically on those sites that are browser-based. This qualification […]

Apica’s New Partners in Cloud, Mobile, & Web Services

If you’ve been paying attention to our press releases for the past few months, you’ve no doubt seen that we’ve been partnering with some of the leaders in web, mobile, and cloud services. We’re thrilled to bring our performance monitoring and load testing tools to a growing number of cloud and application environments to improve […]

Twitter’s performance during the political conventions

While all eyes were on Tampa, Fla. and Charlotte, N.C. these last two weeks for the Republican and Democratic National Conventions, we had our eyes, and monitors, on Twitter to see if and how these events impacted Twitter’s website performance. As is the case with most big news events today, people took to Twitter in […]

A narrow glimpse of Sitecore Symposium Europe 2012

For the past few days, the Apica team has been in Amsterdam attending the 2012 Sitecore Symposium. On Wednesday, I delivered a session about best practices for performance tests within CMS installations. The idea was to help attendees identify weak spots and performance issues in their web architecture before going live so as to avoid […]

Go! Sweden Go!

The World Wide Web Foundation has released the results of its first-ever Web Index that lists Internet usage of 61 countries. The Web Index is the first to compare Internet usage, access, and impact across 61 countries throughout the world. According to the report,  Sweden is the best country in the world at optimizing the web. The United […]

Performance Monitoring: The Top Online Travel Websites

With Labor Day still a couple of weeks away, and record-high temperatures scorching parts of the U.S. and Europe, summer is a long way from over. This is good news — if you haven’t yet exchanged your suits and heels for swimsuits and a pair of flip-flops, you still have time. And we can help. […]