The Week That Was – Week ending 10 Apr 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 Reads

  • Weird Al Collaborates with Neotys on Performance Testing Parody Song – Link
  • API Performance in 2016: New Insights for Organizations that Develop and Consume APIs – Link
  • Why Your Image-Heavy Site Could Be Costing You Customers – Link

Performance Testing

  • LoadRunner correlations kept simple – Link
  • The IT Performance Concept – Link
  • Learning Lessons from Presidential Candidate Website Performance – Link
  • The Biggest Performance Testing stories of 2015 – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • 5 Steps to slowing down your site – Link
  • How many users abandon your site due to poor performance? – Link
  • CloudOps: 6 best ways to manage hybrid cloud performance – Link
  • Web Performance in China is Different – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • Keep your users happy and your apps running smoothly with mobile performance testing – Link
  • Webinar: Mobile Performance Testing: Strategies and Tools to Delight Your Users – Link
  • The Ins and Outs of Stress Testing Web & Mobile Applications – Link
  • This Week in Digital Performance – Link

Network Performance

  • Ofcom’s Smart Cities mobile network performance findings – Link

Java Performance

  • Analysing out-of-memory exceptions caused by overly aggressive logging – Link
  • Java Performance News – Link
  • The Quest for Low-latency with Concurrent Java (Video Presentation) – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Ixia and Dynatrace Partner on Enterprise Application Performance Assurance – Link
  • 3 Approaches to End-User Experience Monitoring – Link
  • End-to-end Application Performance Monitoring: A Carefree UX is Born – Link
  • How Diagnostic and Optimization tools fit into APM – Link

 SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Scaling Azure VMs – Link
  • [Webinar] Performance Engineering and Value to the Business – Link
  • Ernest: Efficient Performance Prediction for Large-Scale Advanced Analytics – Link

Database Performance

  • New Oracle Exadata X6 Database Machine Boosts Performance, Capacity, and OLTP – Link
  • MapD database rides GPUs for faster performance – 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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