The Week That Was – Week ending Feb 21, 2016

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 for Reads

  • The Path to Enlightened Web Experiences – Link

Performance Testing

  • Faster, Smarter DevOps – Link
  • A closer look at TruClient Event Handlers in Loadrunner – Link
  • Is It Time for a Chief Performance Officer? – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Web Performance of the World’s Top 50 Blogs – Link
  • How predictive analytics can boost app performance – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • This Week in Mobile Digital Experience – Link
  • Cover All Your Bases: Conducting Complete Mobile Performance Testing – Link
  • 7 Mobile Development Tips for Digital Publishers – Link

Network Performance

  • Networks Can Fail – Here is what you can do about it – Link

Java Performance

  • Build High Performance JVM Microservices with Ratpack & Spring Boot – Link
  • Explorations of the three legged performance stool – Link
  • High-Performance Java Persistence – Chapter 13 – Flushing – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Gartner Ranks AppDynamics #1 in 5 of 5 Use Cases in New ‘Critical Capabilities for APM’ Research – Link
  • Choosing the Right APM – A fool with a tool is still a fool – Link
  • Web Performance Lessons from Death Wish Coffee – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Benchmarking Message Queue Latency – Link
  • Leverage the Linux kernel to collect performance statistics – Link

Database Performance

  • Diagnosing Common Database Performance Hotspots in our Java Code – 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 TestiPratap_Venkatesanng 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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