The Week That Was – Week Ending 14th Aug

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

  • The future of Serverless Architectures – Link
  • Is Your Site Performance Eating Your Revenue? – Link
  • 5 Monitoring Myths That Deserve to Be Busted – Link
  • Stop Measuring Turn Around Time – Link
  • A Practical Guide to SLAs – Link

Performance Testing

  • VUGEN -What’s new in web – HTTP/HTML protocol – Link
  • Reaching the new frontiers of load testing – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For August 5th, 2016 – Link
  • Why Website Speed is Important – Link
  • The web performance impact of third-party libraries – Link
  • Web Operations Weekly – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • August webinars: Mobile RUM, third-party performance at CBSi, and how Lowe’s and Office Depot use DPM – Link
  • 13 Reasons Why You Should Pay Attention to Mobile Web Performance – Link
  • Four Performance Lessons We Should Learn From Pokemon Go – Link
  • 15 low-code tools for building mobile apps fast – Link

Network Performance

  • Will the Olympics Add to Your Network Strain? – Link
  • Digital Performance Management: From Alarm to Resolution – Link

APM (Application Performance Management) 

  • Using APM to Monitor Data-First Apps – Link
  • Monitoring Pokémon Go: When Your App Breaks All Records – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • PDQ as a Performance Periscope – Link

Database Performance

  • Webinar: MySQL Query Tuning Trilogy (Part 1) – Process & Tools – Link
  • SQL SERVER – DMVs to Detect Performance Problems in SQL Server – Notes from the Field #135 – Link
  • JDBC-ODBC Bridge Replacement Yields 310% Performance Boost – 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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