The Week That Was – Week Ending Apr 17

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 –

  • Microsoft SQL Server Performance problems – Link
  • What is a expected response time to deliver good user experience – Link
  • 14 tools that raise Web and app performance – Link
  • How to generate 1 Tb of data for Splunk Performance etesting – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Monitoring and Log Analysis – Link
  • First Digital Performance Summit in India – Link
  • DevOps lessons from Capital One – Link
  • Continuous deployment at Instagram – Link

Java Performance –

  • Understanding hotspot JVM Performance with JITWatch – Link
  • Analyzing out of memory exceptions caused by aggressive logging – Link

APM –

  • Four lessons we can learn from Tax day outages – Link
  • Monitoring landscape – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Monitoring Kafka on Docker Cloud – Link
  • Saving 13 million computation minutes per day with FlameGraphs – Link
  • Growing up with MySQL – Link
  • From Side project to serving 250 million daily requests – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Notes on Google Site Reliability Engineering Handbook – 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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