The Week That Was for Week ending Aug 23, 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 –

  • WebPage test using Zoompf’s HARImport – Link
  • How to create a Performance budget – Link
  • LoadRunner advises you to improve web application performance – Link
  • Jmeter throughput example – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • Preconnect to remove HTTP roundtrips – Link 
  • Importance of monitoring consumer ISPs – Link
  • Explaining  Apdex values – Link
  • Automated Performance Engineering framework for CI/CD- Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Monitoring Nginx with Datadog – Link
  • Monolith to Microservices- Key metrics to watch – Link

Java Performance –

  • 9 tools to help with java performance analysis – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Pinterest shards MySQL to scale – Link
  • GO Version 1.5 Perf improvements – Link
  • What does it take to make Google work at scale – Link
  • Microservice antipatterns – Link
  • Fault tolerant stream processing at scale – Link
  • Performance benefits of unique indexes – Link

Capacity Managment  –

  • Inside Facebook’s datacenters – Link
  • Flash slaying the latency dragon – Link
  • Microsoft take on containers and docker – 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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