The Week That Was – Week Ending March 2, 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.

Performance Testing

  • Large scale load testing with Project Dino – Link
  • Measuring Nginx cache performance – Link
  • Benchmarking Message Queue Latency – Link
  • Top Node.js metrics to watch out for – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • Super Bowl 50 delivered a near perfect experience – Link
  • Critical Metrics: Critical Resources – Link
  • Getting Ready For HTTP/2 – Link
  • Howto improve 3 Google Ranking factors with a CDN – Link
  • Transitioning from SPDY to HTTP/2 – Link

Java Performance –

  • Java as fast as C – Link
  • Java Collection Performance – Link
  • Safepoints – Meaning, Side effects and Overheads – Link
  • Why most Java Profilers are terrible – Link
  • Eliminating large JVM GC Pauses caused by background IO – Link

APM –

  • Monitoring DNS Load Balancers – Link
  • Diagnosing Database Performance Hotspots – Link
  • Application Performance Analytics – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  –

  • How Uber built  services in Go with highest query per sec – Link
  • Scaling live streaming Olympics with Varnish – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Google seeks new disks for its datacenters – Link
  • Guerilla Mantras – 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 jayanth at practical performance analyst dot com.


Jayanth Ganapathiraju (LinkedIn) is a Software Architect at a large Healthcare organization with over 10 years of experience working on Performance Engineering.  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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