The Week That Was – Week Ending 22nd Oct 16

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

  • Why the Dark Web can’t be indexed by search engines? – Link
  • The Remote Worker’s Survival Guide – Link
  • The Law Of The Minimum – Link
  • Efficiency of C# on Linux – Link
  • Diagnosing Sitecore Performance Problems – Link
  • How to monitor your Atlassian tools with AppDynamics – Link
  • Incremental knowledge base construction using DeepDive – Link
  • Simple testing can prevent most critical failures – Link
  • Are microservices for you? You might be asking the wrong question. – Link
  • Understanding AV technologies and how to integrate them – Link

Performance Testing

  • Reinventing Performance Testing: Introduction – Link
  • How to Run Performance Tests of Desktop Applications Using JMeter – Link
  • Averages Lie to You, It’s Time to Get Granular!Link

Web Operations & Performance 

  • Lessons learned from scaling Uber – Link
  • Pre-generating static webpages for better performance – Link
  • Building a website performance monitor – Link
  • Crib Sheet for Emulating Web Traffic – Link
  • How loading JavaScript can slow websites down – Link

Mobile Application Performance

  • Real-time crash-rate detection for iOS and Android mobile-app versions (Dynatrace) – Link
  • Is Your Mobile Site Holiday Ready? – Link
  • Google: 53% of Mobile Users Abandon Sites That Take Longer Than 3 Seconds to Load – Link
  • In-App Gestures And Mobile App User Experience – Link
  • Finding Better Mobile Analytics – Link

Network Performance

  • NetFlash: Tracking Dropbox network traffic in real-time with Elasticsearch – Link
  • The Network’s Impact on Digital Experience – Link

Java Performance

  • JavaOne 2016 Observations – Link
  • MARIADB JAVA CONNECTOR PERFORMANCE – Link
  • Java 9 proposal could speed some apps, but slow others – Link

SPE (Systems Performance Engineering)

  • Unlocking horizontal scalability in our Web Serving Tier – Link
  • Scaling Airbnb’s payment platform – Link
  • How Airbnb managers to monitor customer issues at scale – Link
  • Memory Tuning: What are the KPIs? – Link
  • How to ask your monitoring system about the future – Link
  • How well does WordPress scale? – Link
  • Scaling Continuous Delivery: Shift-Left Performance to Improve Lead Time & Pipeline Flow – Link

Database Performance

  • What’s brewing in Visual Studio Team Services: October 2016 Digest (VIDEO) – Link
  • Zooming-in on Group Replication 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 TestinPratap_Venkatesang 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. 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.

Related Posts

  • The Week That Was for week ending May 17, 2015The Week That Was for week ending May 17, 2015 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 Week That Was – Week Ending Feb 7The Week That Was – Week Ending Feb 7 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 Week That Was – week ending Oct 2, 2016The 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 Week That Was for Week ending Aug 23, 2015The Week That Was for Week ending Aug 23, 2015 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 […]