The Week That Was for week ending Jan 25, 2015

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this weeks, “The Week That Was” we bring to you some of the more relevant and interesting reads that have been published over the last week from various sources across the internet.

Performance Testing –

  • Scale testing open stack messaging: Link
  • Simple testing can prevent most critical failures – Link
  • KPI for Load Tests beyond Response times – Link
  • Create cloud based Load Generator images on Azure – Link
  • 11 costly crashes and performance bloopers – Link

Web Operations & Performance  

  • 7 Things slowing down your website’s performance – Link
  • Performance deadly sins – Link
  • SPE conference updates – Link
  • 12 ways to boost ElasticSearch Performance – Link
  • Target’s outage resolution through automation – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • Managing Oracle Performance with Statistics – Link
  • Getting started with monitoring using Graphite – Link

Java Performance 

  • Improving Lock performance in Java – Link
  • 16 useful performance tools for Java environments – Link 

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Scalability: At what cost? – Link
  • 6 Python Performance tips – Link
  • Adventures in rapid scaling – Link
  • Truth about SPE industry benchmarks – Link

Capacity Management  

  • Capacity Management at the infrastructure layer – Link
  • 5 Quick links on Virtualization capacity planning – Link

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and all pumped up for the week ahead. Best wishes for the week ahead and happy hacking!!!!

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Jayanth Ganapathiraju (LinkedIn) is a Performance Engineer at a large Healthcare organization with over 10 years of experience working as a senior software developer and a performance lead.  As part of current role, he works with several teams within the company in the organization on coming up with performance test strategies and mentor teams on the need for continuous performance testing. He has an appetite for exploring new technologies and processes and strongly believes in life long learning. When not in front of his laptop, you can find him reading a non-technical book in a quiet corner or in deep soliloquy.

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