The Week That Was – Week Ending May 21st

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

  • Let’s not go overboard with our investments in Non Functional Testing!!!! – Link
  • Harnessing cloud to accelerate your performance engineering transformation – Link
  • Target, Apple, Walgreens Top Site Speed Rankings: Latest Benchmark – Link
  • Most Common Issues Affecting Performance and Monitoring – Link
  • Google’s mobile-friendly algorithm boost has rolled out – Link
  • iOS vs Android: iPhones more efficient than Android devices – Link
  • Use the power of Cloud(s) to make your Performance Testing more “luxuriant” – Link

 Performance Testing

  • New REST API functionality in VuGen with LoadRunner 12.53 – Link
  • Why performance isn’t the only app metric: The new battleground of user experience design – Link
  • Vox Media: One Year from Performance Bankruptcy – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Funnel:Enterprise Monitoring w/ Functional Streams (a video presentation) – Link
  • 18 Tips for Website Performance Optimization – Link
  • Optimize Images for Web – Ultimate Guide – Link
  • Our best practices are killing mobile web performance – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • Mobile App Monitoring Guide – Deliver the best UX with end-to-end monitoring – Link
  • The Mobile Web, Personalization, and Performance – Link
  • Bank Recognized for Standout Improvements in Digital User Experience: HPE Software Innovator Awards – Link

Network Performance

  • Webinar: Successfully Assuring Performance for Increasingly Complex Networks – Link
  • Review: Wave 2 Wi-Fi delivers dramatic performance boost for home networks – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Enhancing customer experience with application performance management – Link
  • Neat code doesn’t always mean improved web app performance – Link
  • Increase WAN Performance By Up to 90% for SAP Apps – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Performance And Scaling In Enterprise Systems – Link
  • Beachbody pumps up application performance monitoring tools – Link

Database Performance

  • MySQL 5.7 read-write benchmarks – Link
  • Query Rewrite plugin can harm performance – Link
  • Simplify performance tuning and troubleshooting with Azure SQL Database – Link
  • High Speed data import trick in MySQL – Link
  • SQL Server Performance Optimization – Link
  • Why monitoring SQL Server is more important than ever – Link
  • CPU governor 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 TePratap_Venkatesansting 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. Most of his experience has been with the Banking and Finance industry. 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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