The Week That Was for week ending Aug 5, 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 –

  • Getting the measure of your application – Link
  • Performance and Load Testing interview questions – Link
  • Cloud based load testing using TF service and VS 2013 – Link
  • Instrumenting mobile app with no coding – Link
  • Visual Studio Diagnostics Investments – Link
  • Performance test your password protected pages – Link
  • Performance defects – Link

Web Operations & Performance  

  • Serving 6.8 million req/sec at 9GBpsfrom a single Azure VM – Link
  • Tuning Tomcat for a high throughput, fail fast system – Link
  • Building high performance, highly available SQL servers on Azure – Link
  • How to use Performance intelligence to deliver better retail banking experiences – Link
  • Unlocking critical SAP Performance insight – Link
  • From Alert email to backup fail to Performance problem – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • WordPress and Performance Monitoring made easy – Link
  • How users experience your site and what to do? – Link
  • New Relic insights for iOS – Link

Java Performance 

  • JVM Optimization – Link
  • July Java Performance tips – Link
  • Java 8 Stream Performance – Link
  • Priming Java for Speed – Link
  • Java in Flames – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Premature scaling – Link
  • Scaling Ruby apps – Link
  • Resilience and Zero downtime deployment of microservices – Link
  • Advanced Page Object Pattern in Automation testing – Link
  • Real cost of low performing applications – Link
  • High Performance HTML forms – Link
  • Querying 50k servers in 100 lines of Python – Link
  • Swapping type safety for high performance using compiler directives – Link
  • Spotify audio delivery at scale – Link
  • Storm Applied review – Link
  • Modelling system performance using fundamental Laws – Link
  • Microservices: Smaller is better? – Link
  • A large scale anonymous survey system – Link
  • Practice and Future of Release Engineering – Link
  • How to get higher scale with limited resources – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • 3D Xpoint – Volatile memory with 1000x performance – Link
  • Pay Less, Compute more – Link
  • Designing Scalable software for multicore processors – Link
  • Building Distributed systems with Mesos – Link
  • How to get visibility into Docker clusters running Kubernetes – Link

Hope you’ve had a great weekend and are 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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