We mostly ship software by date, squeezing all development and testing efforts toward that deadline. We prioritize what we think is important, and once our application passes a certain quality level, we’re ready to go live. But even when we do ship, can we tell the readiness status of our application?
Experiments in Performance Management to foster High Performing Agile Teams: A question that often comes up – Agile talks about team performance so why am I measured on individual goals which have little to do with team performance? The author discusses some approaches which can bridge the gaps between performance management and team productivity.
OO7J is a Java version of the original OO7 benchmark (written in C++). This project includes benchmarking Object Relational Mapping (ORM) tools. Currently there are implementations for Hibernate on PostgreSQL, MySQL, db4o and Versant databases. InfoQ and Roberto V. Zicari from ODBMS.ORG recently interviewed Pieter van Zyl, creator of the OO7J benchmark.
InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.
In this article Alex Devine explains how Java developers can take advantage of Perf4J, an open source toolset for adding code timing statements and for logging, analyzing and monitoring the results. 6
Steven Haines talks about tackling web application performance tuning by proposing a method called wait-based tuning. 4
Finding performance bottlenecks can be a difficult task and it can get more difficult as our applications grow in size. The Box is a methodology tool that focuses us efforts to improve performance. 6
Traditional budgets demand committments based on variables beyond managers' control. To support the adaptive organization, Jim Highsmith proposes a two-part model for project and team performance.
Rails performance expert Dr. Stefan Kaes takes a look at the most common performance issues in your Rails applications and what to do about them. 13