The Week That Was for week ending Sep 27

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 –

  • Designing and validating load for Performance testing – Link
  • Fix performance issues fast with Prioritah – Link
  • Test your site faster with Bulk Performance tests – Link
  • Examining dynamic think time and pacing in Performance tests – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • 5 Immediate steps to take care of MongoDb performance – Link
  • 5 things your boss doesn’t understand about test automation – Link
  • Patterns of DevOps culture – Link
  • How does your website score – Link
  • Top 4 digital performance metrics you should monitor – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • 7 Reasons why APM is a no brainer – Link
  • Politics and Performance: Trump is still winning in both – Link
  • Whats your Black Friday – Link
  • Why backend APM is only the beginning – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Chaos Engineering upgraded – Link
  • Hunk Hadoop Performance best practices – Link
  • Optimizing distributed queries in Splunk – Link
  • Breaking things at Netflix – Link
  • Netflix: Principles of Chaos Engineering – Link
  • Fundamental challenge of Computer System Performance – Link
  • How Uber scales their real time market platform – Link
  • Rendering 12000 image albums at Imgur – Link
  • Twitter replicated log service – Link
  • 3 Mistakes scaling Non Relational dbs – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Google’s Cloud dataflow enters General Availability – 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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