The Week That Was – Week Ending May 1st

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

  • Touch Performance Testing – Link
  • Discover the Power of Performance Engineering – Link
  • Top 10 Performance Mistakes – Link
  • The nine traits of highly successful performance teams – Link
  • The better the webperf the higher the bounce? – Link
  • Want to join the fastest growing special interest group on Performance Engineering – Link

  Performance Testing

  • Analyzing JMeter Application Performance Results – Link
  • How to interpret and report your performance test results (so people actually read them) – Link
  • 6 Key Factors of a Failsafe Performance Strategy – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Measuring What Matters: How to Achieve the End-User Experience – Link
  • Troubleshoot Skype for Business server performance problems with OMi – Link
  • Web Performance 101: 4 Recommendations to Improve Web Performance – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • The Forgotten Mobile Optimization factor – Link
  • What does App Performance have to do with App Retention? – Link

Network Performance

  • 25 Advantages of DevOps – Link
  • The Bandwidth Myth – Link

Java Performance

  • Interview with Martin Thompson on High Performance Java – Link
  • Examining Low Pause Garbage collection in Java – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Why back-end performance monitoring isn’t enough – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Concurrency Control Performance Modeling: Alternatives and Implications – Link

Database Performance

  • Evaluating NoSQL Performance: Which Database is Right for Your Data? (Video) – Link
  • EnterpriseDB claims impressive performance gains in PostgreSQL 9.5 database – 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 TesPratap_Venkatesanting experience and is currently working based out of Melbourne, Australia. Pratap is part of the Performance 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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