The Week That Was – Week Ending 10th Jan

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.

Good Reads

Work on stuff that matters by Tim Oreilly – Link

Performance Testing

  • Business Case for Performance – Link
  • Want to join the fastest growing special interest group on Performance Engineering – Link
  • Wearables: How to overcome the Load Testing challenges they create – Link
  • The Biggest Performance Testing stories of 2015 – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Declaring Performance Bankruptcy with WordPress (and how to fix it) – Link
  • Advocacy for a Faster Web: A Setting in Your Browser – Link
  • BlazeMeter Supercharges Site Performance for the California Academy of Sciences – Link
  • Our Giant Backends – Link
  • Web Performance Optimization Statistics – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • Site 24×7 Releases Updates to Mobile Application Performance Management Platform – Link
  • This Week in Digital Performance – Link

Network Performance

  • GETTING TO E2E PERFORMANCE – Link
  • 4 Benefits of NetFlow and 1 Big Problem – Link
  • How to get the most out of application aware NPM – Link

Java Performance

  • Performance tests show Java as fast as C++ – Link
  • Acquiring JDBC Connections: What can possibly go wrong – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • The Role of APM in Continuous Integration and Continuous Release – Link
  • Building a System That Never Stops: New Relic at Scale [Video] – Link
  • What do you need to know about Application Performance Monitoring tools – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Concurrency Control Performance Modeling: Alternatives and Implications – Link

Database Performance

  • Evaluating NoSQL Performance: Which Database is Right for Your Data? (Video) – Link
  • EnterpriseDB claims impressive performance gains in PostgreSQL 9.5 database – Link

Hope you have enjoyed this week’s The Week That Was. Please drop us a note with your input, feedback, comments and let us know what you think. Feel free to send through a note on any interesting articles and links to prattu at practical performance analyst dot com.


Pratap Venkatesan (LinkedIn) has been in the IT industry since 2000. He has 8 years of Performance TPratap_Venkatesanesting experience and is currently part of Accenture in Australia. Pratap is part of the Engineering capability within Accenture Australia. Pratap has extensive experience in Performance Testing using Industry standard testing tools like HP Performance Center, HP Load Runner. His majority of experience is into Banking and ERP. Pratap has always been hands-on into throughout the end to end Performance testing cycle in most of his project engagements.

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