The Week That Was for week ending July 24, 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

  • How Amazon preps its retail site for performance – Link
  • How long does it take to test 25 billion web pages – Link
  • The power of load testing IoT – Link
  • Mastering the Fire – Link
  • Amazon Prime day, success or failure? – Link
  • Improving resilience by creating storms in the cloud – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Improving run time performance of your Big Data application – Link
  • Creating an MVP without being blind to scalability – Link
  • Neo4j cluster performance tuning – Link
  • The business case for Progressive Web Apps – Link

Java Performance

  • Understanding Parallel stream performance in Java 8 – Link
  • June Performance Tips – Link
  • June Performance News – Link

APM

  • Outlier Analysis – Link
  • SPA monitoring in New Relic – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • Handling stream data in Spotify using the Cloud – Link
  • Browse ebay with style and speed – Link
  • Riot games – Direct connections from users to servers? – Link
  • What is serverless computing and why is it important – Link
  • Analyzing Genomic data using R, AWS Lambda and API Gateway – Link
  • HTTPS Massive speed advantage – Link
  • Pokemon servers prevents users from catching them all – Link
  • Optimizing server side rendering for billion row datasets – Link
  • How I built an app with 500,000  users in 5 days on a $100 server – Link
  • Statistics of web performance measurement – Link

Capacity Managment –  

  • Planet scale architecture from Google – Link
  • Vertical scaling for bits and bytes – 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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