Google Analytics Add Real-Time Web Traffic Data

Google has just added Real-Time reports window in Google Analytics, under the Dashboard tab. According to Google, this new feature will be enjoyed by all users the next 1-2 weeks, but you can enjoy early in the beta by signing up at https://services.google.com/fb/forms/realtimeanalytics/


Google Analytics itself is a free service from Google that displays a web site visitor statistics. Real-time reports, will show the number of people who visit the web site every minute and the number of active visitors on site at the time. This allows monitoring of sources sending traffic to a website, which pages are being viewed, the GEO location of visitors and the keywords that brought visitors to the site.

Real time reports will also track the direct impact of site traffic, for example if the user has just post an article then tweet the article, the real-time feature will keep track of traffic from tweet.

real-time reports can help:

– Verifying the effectiveness of an ad that published on website

– Measuring the impact of social media usage

– Watch the impact of TV campaigns when your commercial aired

Google is not the only one that provides data services in real-time. Woopra, Chartbeat and also offers a number of other tools, but only Google will provide it for free.

Swiffy: A Tool From Google to Convert Flash to HTML5

google-swiffyGoogle announced a new tool that can be used to convert a Flash-based content into HTML 5 content that is compatible with the iPhone. This web-based tool, called Swiffy, using JSON technology, SVG, HTML5, CSS3, and ActionScript 2.0 to create Flash SWF files appear as JavaScript to the browser’s WebKit, which is then able to display that content. According to Google, SWF files are translated almost as small as the original file.

Google warns that not all Flash content can be converted using this method, but most can. This tool would be helpful for owners of the iPhone because the iPhone’s Safari browser can not display the Flash-based content.

To try you can go directly to: http://swiffy.googlelabs.com

WordPress 3.2 Faster and Lighter

WordPress 3.2WordPress 3.2 was released on July 4th by Matt Mullenweg, founder of WordPress and Automattic.

This Version 3.2 which was released four months after the release of version 3.1 is a major update to the 15th and dedicated to the composer and pianist George Gerswin (1898-1937). According to Mullenweg, WordPress 3.2 is faster and lighter.

Changes in version 3.2 the design of the admin screen looks different. With the type of font that is different from version 3.1, the dashboard appearance looks more refreshed, although functionally not much different from version 3.1. The most distinguished of the earlier versions is the screen editor to write an article.

On the editor screen there is a menu to switch to full screen mode. This mode is really clean, just the title and text articles that will appear on the screen. Button on the toolbar menu editor will only appear when the mouse cursor at the top of the screen. Toolbar in full screen mode consists only of a few buttons taht often needed. If user required a more complete toolbar button, the user must return to the mode of non-full-screen.

WordPress 3.2 no longer supports older browsers such as Internet Explorer 6. If you want to use version 3.2, make sure you use latest PHP and MySQL versions, ie at least PHP 5.2.4 and MySQL 5.0.

Default theme named Twenty Eleven in version 3.2 has also been updated. The design changed and now supports the viewing of a rotating header, which is changing the header image. Also, the theme has been supports HTML5.

Starting version 3.2, the update from previous versions will be faster. This is because the update process are copied only the files that have been updated. If you will update to this new version automatically from the Dashboard, do not forget to carry a backup first. If you want to do a fresh install, WordPress 3.2 in zip format 3MB can be downloaded at WordPress.org.

Too Much Spam, Google Remove Website With co.cc Domain Extension

Co.cc disappearedCALIFORNIA – Google has been removing more than 11 million websites with co.cc domain extension of their search results pages, the backgrounds of this action that these co.cc sites contains too much spam.

As quoted from The Register, Wednesday, co.cc domain is not the official second degree domain such as co.uk, com.au, co.in. Co.cc domains are offered independently by the Korean company (http://co.cc/). Google itself classify co.cc firms as ‘freehost’.

“If we see today many sites on freehost containing spam, or of poor quality,” said Matt Cutts, the Google Web Spam Team.

“To help protect users, recently we modify the malware-scanning systems at Google,” adds Cutts.

According to the latest report from the Anti-Phishing Working Group, co.cc host approximately 4963 phishing attacks / spam in the middle of the second half of 2010.

Co.cc claim that they have 11,383,736 registered domain and 5,731,278 user account, making it one of the largest domain in the world, bigger than. Org and. Uk.

3 New Google Features

Voice SearchGoogle introduces new features on it`s search engines, including Voice Search, Search by Images and Instant Pages. What is the third function of this feature?

Quoted from Cnet, on Thursday (6/16/2011), the three new features presented by Google, of course for easier searching by users on the internet.

For example, the Voice Search. Features that previously were already present in mobile devices is now extended also in desktop computers.

By using the Chrome browser, Google’s search engine users can click the microphone icon in the upper right corner search box and ‘talk’ to computers, what they want to look for, so they do not have to type a word or phrase.

The second feature is a Search by Image. This feature allows users to upload photos to Google Image Search and ‘asked’ to Google, what picture is it. Cool right?

Voice Search only available on the Chrome browser, but Google promised Search by Image will be used also in Firefox. This feature will be available to Google users around the world in 40 languages.

In order for faster internet search, Google had a Google Instant who can guess what you’re looking for before finished typing the keyword. Well, now comes another new feature called Google Instant Pages. This feature will get the top results for you.

Because these features are newly launched, not all users can take advantage of these three new features. Google will gradually allow the availability of these features to users around the world.

Make Webpages Rendered Faster by Browser

Browser render
All Internet users want to access the site with maximum rendering speed, it is the task of Web developers to make websites that are fast rendered by the browser.

Browser rendering Speed generally influenced by several factors such as: HTML DOM structure, CSS, Javascript, Image and others. Here are simple tips that really affect the speed of your webpage that consists of a series of scripts which is then translated into a visual form in the browser client.

HTML DOM
Use a good structure in accordance with the hierarchy and functions.

CSS
Browser describes each structural element (DOM Tree) and then the engine will match every browser CSS style rules that match that has been declared. In the process, the CSS engine evaluates each rule from right to left.

body{color:#333;....}
a.Title{ font-size:2.0em;... }

Much better

body{color:red;....}
div ul li a.Title{ font-size:2.0em;... }

than this, because too many rules and hierarchies that must be outlined.

Minimize the occurrence of Round Trip Time (RTT)
Round Trip Time is the time takes by client (browser) sends request and the server sends a response. Examples of its use is to avoid using @ import CSS.

For example if you have a script that includes second.css

@import url("second.css")

The code above will enhance the RTT, why? because the browser can not parallel downloads scripts from files that are imported. use the following method instead:

<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="first.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="second.css" />

Notice the order of style and script in the following cases:

<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet1.css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="scriptfile1.js" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="scriptfile2.js" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet2.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet3.css" />
</head>

render Result

Than this one:

<head>
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet1.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet2.css" />
<link rel="stylesheet" type="text/css" href="stylesheet3.css" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="scriptfile1.js" />
<script type="text/javascript" src="scriptfile2.js" />
</head>

render result2

Linux or GNU/Linux?

linuxWhat’s in your mind when hear the word Linux? It is a complete operating system and ready for use such as Windows or Mac OS? Or just a small part of the system that can not be run by itself? I bet most would answer the first. Well, unfortunately you are wrong.

The operating system you call Linux is actually not (just) than Linux, but GNU / Linux-at least that is what the Free Software Foundation headed by Richard Stallman says. Why is that?

GNU operating system, then I will call GNU-which stems from a project called GNU Project is a free system software, complete and is compatible with Unix. Free here does not mean free as in ‘free lunch’ but it could be free as in ‘free speech.’ I will explain about the free software at a later time.

GNU Project is a project initiated by Richard Stallman on the campus of MIT , where Stallman worked, which began the process since 1984. GNU coverage is the kernel and GNU software support such as a text editor, shell, C compiler, assembler, and so that it becomes a whole operating system intact.

With a team who work voluntarily and do their respective parts, software components supporting any operating system is ready for use. Unfortunately the software that has been integrated into the GNU system can not run because the kernel are made and named GNU Hurd is not ready for use.

By coincidence, a year before the GNU system is ready for use a student at the University of Helsinki managed to create a good Unix-like kernel and has been used by many programmers. Linus Torvalds created the kernel is called Linux. From the collaboration system GNU and the Linux kernel is formed a perfect operating system is GNU / Linux.

From GNU / Linux is then appear different variants called distros like Slackware, Debian, Red Hat and others and has been used in various parts of the world. These distros are now better known as Linux.

Actually, whether it’s the kernel? Imagine a bridge that connects one side of the valley to the other side of the valley. That’s the easy description of a kernel. The kernel is a link that also set the machine resources, in this computer, so that a computer capable of running other programs. Just as the GNU system, the kernel was not able to walk alone without any other software. The Linux kernel is not the operating system.

Until recently, the mention of GNU / Linux is still a controversy. If the calculated number of components and libraries are better than GNU Linux as there is in Red Hat. From here, some say that Stallman jealous because he worked more in the GNU and Linus Torvalds to enjoy the triumph with which not only how to write kernel.

Nevertheless, the GNU system components or libraries that only exist in the distros are more familiar with Linux. None of the components and GNU libraries found in Android, as Google has been changing with the components or libraries that developed their own.

Whatever name you give, both Linux and GNU / Linux, is legitimate as long as you understand what you mean and still return the credits to developers. I myself sometimes called GNU / Linux and Linux only occasionally.

Borrowing a phrase Jim Gettys, one of the pioneers and developers of the X Window System: There are lots of people on this bus, I do not hear a clamor of support is more essential GNU That Than many of the other components; can not take a wheel away, and end up with a functional vehicle, or an engine, or the seats. I recommend you be happy We have a bus. (A.S Muhajir)

Measure Web Server Performance with Apache Benchmark

There are many tools that can be used to measure the performance of web servers, one of them is using the web stress tool for windows. But we can also use the Apache Benchmark from the Apache HTTP Server, one of the web server that is widely used on the internet.

Apache Benchmark is a tool to measure the performance of Apache, with Apache Benchmark we can see the capabilities of Apache to serve the client request. But the question is where we can download Apache benchmark and how to install it.

Apache Benchmark has been installed automatically when installing the Apache HTTP Server, if apache is already installed then this benchmarking tool is automatically there. Apache Benchmark tool location is typically in-directory. Apache benchmark tool can be used not only for Apache, but for other web servers as well as Lighthttpd, Nginx or Microsoft IIS.

How to use the AB is as follows:

# Ab-c 1000-n 1000 ‘http://202.xxx.xxx.xxx/mongotest/comment/get_data/20/10′

– The parameter c is the number of concurrent requests made, with the example above means the number of requests that are made is 1000 requests at a time.

– The parameter n is the number of connections made to the destination server, with the example above means that the connection was made is 1000 connections. This Apache Benchmark consume server resources, ranging from memory (RAM), bandwidth and processor. Enter the number of connections and concurrent requests that are appropriate, so the web server does not run out of resources and then hangs.

– The last parameter is the URL, the page will be processed by the web server on-benchmark.

Sample benchmark results as follows:
[Root @ william-duff] # / usr/local/apache2/bin/ab-c 1000-n 1000 ‘http://192.xxx.xxx.xxx/williamtest/comment/get_data/20/10′
This is ApacheBench, Version 2.3 <$ Revision: $ 655,654>
Copyright 1996 Adam Twiss, Zeus Technology Ltd, http://www.zeustech.net/
Licensed to the Apache Software Foundation, http://www.apache.org/

192.xxx.xxx.xxx Benchmarking (be patient)
Completed 100 requests
Completed 200 requests
Completed 300 requests
Completed 400 requests
Completed 500 requests
Completed 600 requests
Completed 700 requests
Completed 800 requests
Completed 900 requests
Completed 1000 requests

Finished 1000 requests

Server Software: Apache/2.2.11
Server Hostname: 192.xxx.xxx.xxx

Server Port: 80

Document Path: / williamtest/comment/get_data/20/10
Document Length: 8407 bytes

Concurrency Level: 1000
Time taken for tests: 53,292 seconds
Complete requests: 1000
Failed requests: 0
Write errors: 0
Total Transferred: 8621000 bytes
HTML Transferred: 8407000 bytes
Requests per second: 18.76 [# / sec] (mean)
Time per request: 53291.611 [ms] (mean)
Time per request: 53 292 [ms] (mean, across all concurrent requests)
Transfer rate: 157.98 [Kbytes / sec] received Connection Times (ms)
min mean [+ /-sd] median max
Connect: 1 101 20.4 103 132
Processing: 87 15912 17447.4 53 159 7328
Waiting: 87 15909 17447.3 53 159 7326

Total: 88 16014 17458.6 7441 5329

Percentage of the requests served Within a perform certain time (ms)
50% 7441
66% 14 105
75% 26 339
80% 26 871
90% 51 923
95% 52 661
98% 52 947
99% 53 134

100% 53 290 (Longest request)

Time per request, means that the server is able to serve 18.76 requests per second for URLs that are benchmarks. Apache benchmark is a pretty good tool, the results are quite informative. Apache benchmark can be used to complete the benchmark results that are used with other tools.

‘THE ARCHITECT OF JAVA’ JOINS GOOGLE

James Gosling, the architect of the Java programming language announced that he has joined with Internet giant Google. This news he announced himself through his personal blog.

“I started working on Google today. One of the hardest things in life is to make a decision. I had previously been rejected several good possibilities,” writes Gosling, reported by PCMag as quoted on Tuesday (03/29/2011).

Gosling’s just not mention clearly what its position on Google. Previously, Gosling decided to get out of his old place in the Oracle company. That said, this background of disappointment because Sun Microsystems was bought by Oracle.

Gosling pioneered Java in the early 1990s. Sun Microsystems later publish this technology services since 1995. But then, Sun was acquired by Oracle in 2010.

In Oracle, Gosling worked as Chief Technology Officer, the same position when he worked at Sun Microsystems. Not long after, he decided to leave before finally now joining Google.

Joomla Launch the Latest Joomla 1.7.3 CMS With Improved Security System

Joomla has just launched a new content management system (CMS), namely Joomla 1.7.3. This latest update comes with a variety of improvements, especially in the security system.

Here are some features that are owned by the Joomla 1.7.3:

– Users can save a copy of the template style
– Fix redirect problem at login
– Improvements on the end of line code
– Page breaks can now function correctly when the ‘table of contents’ gives a chance to hide
– Improvements in Jdatabasequery
– Problem when installing a foreign language has been corrected
– Changes in the back-end language now only works when set to default
– Problems preg_quote on utf8_ireplace function has been improved.

In addition to the features above, there are many other features that have been repaired by the Joomla. Total there are 77 fixes and two security issues. For more details, can be seen on the official Joomla website.