#WhatDoYouCheck Winners Our first Pingdom contest — #WhatDoYouCheck was a huge success! Thank you to all those who participated. Now for the winners…drum roll please! Congratulations to our MacBook winner, Mark, and our five $100 Amazon Gift Card winners, Ryan, Jim, Jonathan, Donald and Yehuda! Didn’t win or missed out on the chance to participate? […]
HTTP/2 is the future and it’s already here. The focus of HTTP/2 is on performance, specifically end-user perceived latency, network and server resource usage. The standard has just been finalized and major browsers are beginning to support it.
Half of YouTube’s views are already on mobile devices, with mobile watch time growing nearly 100% in the past year, compared to growth in overall YouTube watch time of 50% in that period. “For us, most of our focus is on mobile: product development for mobile, content development for mobile, making sure mobile video works on carrier networks all around the world. It’s all mobile, mobile, mobile,” says Robert Kyncl, YouTube’s Head of content and business operations.
ARGUS is a 1.8-gigapixel video surveillance platform that can resolve details as small as 6 inches/15 cm from an altitude of 20,000 feet/6 km. The image is detailed enough to be able to see you waving your arms and what kind of clothes you wear.
Using Pingdom’s custom checks, you can look for content changes on any website. Get the ability to call your own scripts on the server and set your own status report. This allows more comprehensive checks that go beyond a simple ping.
Cowboy coding is when you make live changes to a website everyone can see. If you do anything that might break your site – you’re cowboy coding.
This year’s Velocity Santa Clara conference is over. We’re happy to have met so many amazing IT pros.
Mobile devices are replacing television as the first screen on which customers view video, because young people’s viewing habits are changing more rapidly than broadcasters can keep up with. The suddenly-rapid pace of digital change in the TV market may be a ‘ketchup moment’ and the TV industry will have to work on a mobile-first strategy. Not a digital-first strategy.
At the Velocity conference, Google’s Patrick Meenan talked about service workers – a way to run scripts in the browser, separate from the web page, opening the door to features which don’t need a web page or user interaction.
The New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) is going to start monitoring bitcoin value. The warm hand of government regulations may be enough to take bitcoin into the mainstream.