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Effective web performance testing

There are quite a few reasons for teams to entirely circumvent performance test in a web project however, the two biggest reasons for such organization behavior are Lack of skilled performance engineers & performance testers and Lack of robust understanding of performance test results of an application therefore project teams faced with numerous questions around […]

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What external scripts gotta do with page performance?

Any modern website or mobile site heavily relies on scripting to make its pages more interactive and neat to provide an overall good user experience. All these scripts are usually included as external scripts in the page. Not only this, 3rd party external scripts are also included for a bunch of purposes including marketing, click […]

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FAQ: How do I get myname.com website up?

From people in IT and outside, this is definitely the most frequent question I get asked in different forms. So, here I go… What does a website compose of? The name which people use to open the website e.g. the the site you are on is www.setia.in where setia.in is called a domain name, in […]

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Installing Drupal on your EC2 Instance

Going on with the Hockey site, http://www.seventyminutes.com is now an Under Construction site. Starting with Drupal….I am sure a lot of people have been through this and might find this fundamental however, coming from a non-php background, I found this a little annoying at first.When I started with my EC2 instance yesterday, getting started with […]

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How to achieve geo-distributed site

Why do I need a Geo-distributed site? If you are serving to a global audience (or even an audience across geographies), it is very desirable to have your site geo-distributed to enable you to serve your site to users from closer to their location. So, instead of a site being hosted in a set of […]

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Websphere Portal Server – some hacks

We recently worked on making URL’s of a WCM driven site SEO friendly. It has a couple of problems – the home page URL itself was not just the domain name but also had a trail of wps/wcm/connect/whatnot after it which was common for all the pages of the site as well.How we resolved this […]

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Introduction to Hacking – Javascript Injections and Social Engineering

One of the very commonly used techniques for hacking, when it comes to web sites, is Javascript injections. Javascript Injections are a technique in which, using javascript, we change the content of a page without having to navigate away from it or saving it offline. The most popular example you would find online would be […]

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Significance of Server’s Resource configuration

First a question, if your web application or portal are not performing as you expect it to, what would be the first thing to target ? In most of the cases, the action would be to review and optimize the database queries, looking for memory leaks and ensuring resource cleanup. One thing that normally comes […]