The Week That Was for week ending May 3, 2015

At Practical Performance Analyst we are always on the lookout for interesting stories and articles on topics related to SPE (Systems Performance Engineering). In this week’s, “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 –

  • Statistical debugging for Real world performance problems – Link
  • Blazemeter adds Mobile Recorder for application testing – Link
  • Performance testing: see the big picture – Link
  • Using Protractor for E2E testing – Link
  • Ensuring great mobile experience – Link
  • How do you live stream the World Cup – Link

Web Operations & Performance  

  • How to keep your site mobile friendly and fast – Link
  • Measuring Microservices – Link
  • The context sensitivity of Speed – Link
  • Web performance at the speed of light – Link
  • Starbucks went down because their POS table was deleted – Link
  • Hidden costs of Microservices – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • New Relic Juniper networks plugin – Link
  • Benchmark based on arrival request rate – Link
  • Creating Evolved applications for evolved customer experiences – Link
  • Guide to reporting in new APM world – Link
  • APM Best Practices every enterprise needs to know – Link

Java Performance 

  • April Java Performance Tips – Link
  • April Java Performance News – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Quick notes on CAP Theorem – Link
  • Linked Servers in SQL: Performance and Security – Link
  • Composing and Scaling data platforms – Link
  • Identify bad SOA through metrics – Link
  • Five presentations from Qcon – Link
  • How we boosted counting performance by 7410x by using Redis – Link
  • 5 common optimizations – Link
  • Secret to scaling concurrent search data structures – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • CoreOS launches monitored google styled infrastructure – Link
  • PowerCLI script for vsphere 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!!!!Practical Performance Analyst is run with the support of volunteers. Please feel free to drop us a note with any interesting articles you might come across which you think are worth sharing with rest of the community. We truly appreciate your support.


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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