The Week That Was for Week Ending Aug 30, 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 –

  • Modelling System Performance Using Fundamental laws – Link
  • PDQ Version 6.2 released – Link
  • Control number of hits/second using Taurus – Link
  • Power of Continuous Performance testing – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • Improving Web Page performance – Link
  • Role of QA in DevOps – Link
  • Test Infrastructue on Azure – Link
  • 23 stats about mobile web performance – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • How Analytics turns APM into an insightful goldmine – Link
  • How Home Energy efficiency relates to web performance responsibility – Link

Java Performance –

  • New JVM support for generating mixed mode flame graphs – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Keeping 100M+ users happy at Shazam – Link
  • Building failure as a service at Netflix – Link
  • How is Apache Kafka used in practice – Link
  • Delivering Scalable, Maintainable objects with Domain Driven Design – Link
  • Apache Samza – 1.2 million messages per second on a single node  – Link
  • Practical Microservice architecture – Link
  • Scaling Square register (video) – Link
  • Scaling Analytics at Amplitude – Link

Capacity Managment  –

  • Advanced MVCC Storage – Link
  • Congestion control for large scale RDMA deployments – 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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