The Week That Was – Week ending Mar 27, 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 –

  • Tomcat performance problems – Link
  • Performance bottlenecks in top 50 sites in multiple industries – Link
  • Facebook’s performance improvements without sucking power- Link
  • Delivering a flawless NFL experience – Link
  • Flipkart lite, case study – Link

Web Operations & Performance –

  • Running wild with operational analytics – Link
  • Speed is the most important feature – Link
  • Activity Impact Store – Link
  • Webpage performance death by a thousand tiny cuts – Link
  • Do intro animations affect perceived performance – Link

Java Performance –

  • Java Vs C Performance – Link
  • Principles of Java Application Performance tuning – Link

APM –

  • Website performance in China – Link
  • New Relic sending Alerts data to Insights – Link
  • Monitor video and audio performance – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Bridging Conway’s law communcation problems – Link
  • Monitoring containers at scale – Link
  • Performance without compromise – Link
  • Extracting image metadata at scale – Link
  • To compress or not to compress – Link
  • 10M Concurrent websockets – Link
  • Managing two million web servers – Link
  • Getting more performance out of Kafka Consumer – Link
  • Microservices for Performance – Link
  • Observability at Twitter – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Datacenters get high fiber bandwidth diet – 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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