The Week That Was for week ending Apr 26, 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 –

  • Using High Performance Power Plan for SQL Server – Link
  • Performance comparison of Union Vs Union All – Link
  • Creation on Winsock virtual users with LoadRunner – Link
  • Getting started with performance testing – Link
  • Using Load Testing tools for more than just load testing – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Improve Performance with 2 types of Image Optimization – Link
  • E-commerce monitoring is a year-round job – Link
  • 7 Essential Devops tools – Link
  • 3 Tips for website Performance optimization – Link
  • The Art of DevOps – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • Log Analysis with the ELK stack – Link
  • Identify Bad SOA through metrics – Link

Java Performance 

  • Java 9 and beyond – Link
  • Performance comparison of Multithreading in Java – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Scaling Microservices at Gilt with Scala, Docker and AWS – Link
  • Automating Enterprise Application Monitoring with Ansible – Link
  • Creating a culture of Performance – Link

Capacity Management  

  • Azure Premium storage – Link
  • Why cloud modelling matters – 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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