The Week That Was – Week Ending Nov 29

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 –

  • GQ cut its web page load time by 80% – Link
  • The story of one latency spike – Link
  • Linux performance analysis in 60,000 milliseconds – Link
  • CMG India 2nd Annual Conference Proceedings – Link
  • Scheduling Load Test executions – Link
  • How rigor reduced Page load time – Link
  • Are you crazy? Baseline performance without testing – Link
  • Don’t skewer your results – Link
  • Terrible testing case studies – Link
  • Testing systems with nest of tests – Link
  • Core activities of Performance testing – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • 102 Perf engineering questions  that every SW development team should ask – Link
  • 11 tips for scaling servers in the cloud – Link
  • 5 tips to increase nodejs application performance – Link
  • Netflix’s spinnaker Continuous Delivery platform – Link
  • Performance Engineering is everyone’s job – Link
  • Tools of the trade – Link
  • Building a culture of performance – Link
  • Are you tracking these Performance KPIs – Link
  • Low latency strategies for SaaS companies – Link
  • Q3 2015 site performance report – Link

Java Performance –

  • November Java Performance links – Link
  • November Java Performance News – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) –

  • Last minute black Friday business rescue – Link
  • Advanced Error Analytics in New Relic – Link
  • A lookback at Black Friday weekend 2014 – Link
  • Holiday shopping preview, are you ready – Link
  • Gain understanding of Citrix based applications – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • Software Architecture diagrams should be maps of your source code – Link
  • How instagram scaled their infrastructure – Link
  • How Google is competing with AWS in terms of speed, scaling and authentication – Link
  • Comparing message queue architectures on AWS – Link
  • True tales of engineering scaling – Link
  • Facebook’s fail at scale – Link
  • Improved ruby-protobuf deserialization performance – Link
  • Running high performance elasticsearch clusters in Docker – Link
  • Scaling Stateful services – Link
  • Practical Scalability Analysis – Link
  • Manage cost of feature through performance  budgets – Link

Capacity Managment  –

  • Updated performance comparisons  of VMs and Linux containers – Link
  • Run containers on bare metal already? – Link
  • eBay’s shift to Kubernetes and Openstack – Link

Jayanth Ganapathiraju (LinkedIn) is a Software Architect 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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