The Week That Was – week ending Oct 2, 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 –

  • A clue for remembering Little’s Law – Link
  • Defect Management in Performance Testing – Link
  • We need a bigger goal than collecting data – Link
  • Performance testing with SSDs – Link
  • How to do Real User Performance measurement for Google AMP sites – Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Proving availability and Performance in a Citrix environment – Link
  • Performance impact of 3rd party components – Link
  • What to expect when you are expecting peak traffic – Link
  • Realities behind Cloud computing – Link

Java Performance –

  • September Java Performance Tips – Link
  • September Java Performance News – Link

APM –

  • Metrics collection arms race – Link
  • Tracking front end CPU hogs – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)  

  • How Github designed its Load Balancer – Link
  • Traffic data monitoring using IoT, Spark and Streaming – Link
  • How Uber manages a million writes/sec – Link
  • Understanding performance with Dtrace – Link
  • How facebook makes mobile works at scale – Link
  • How Youtube reinvented itself for the next billion users – Link
  • 400% speedup of PowerDNS – Link
  • Intuition engineering with Docker – Link

Capacity Managment  

  • Bringing Pokemon GO to life on Google Cloud – Link
  • One year on Google Cloud, whats great, whats not – 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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