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Pooled Memory Streams for .NET

by Jonathan Allen Follow 257 Followers on  Mar 09, 2015

Like most languages that rely on a mark-and-sweep garbage collector, C# can run into performance problems when allocating memory too often or when making large allocations. Ben Watson, a Senior SDE at Microsoft working on Bing, ran into just that problem with the MemoryStream class.

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jClarity Releases Illuminate Gold Edition Performance Evaluation Tool

by Victor Grazi Follow 11 Followers on  Mar 04, 2015

jClarity is a relative newcomer on the Java Application Performance Monitoring scene, focusing on tools that deliver a diagnosis and a remedy rather than simply providing metrics that require skilled interpretation. InfoQ spoke to jClarity CEO Martijn Verburg about their new Illuminate Gold release

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Google’s Android Performance Patterns

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Jan 08, 2015

The Google Developers YouTube channel has posted a set of 16 videos on Android Performance Patterns outlining a number of performance issues developers stumble across when creating applications for Android, along with advice on dealing with them which we will present in summary.

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Facebook & Instagram Lessons on Android Development for Emerging Markets

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Nov 13, 2014

Facebook and Instagram shared from their experience improving their apps to perform better on various Android devices and over different network connection speeds during the session Scaling Android Apps for Emerging Markets recorded at @Scale 2014.

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Refreshed AWS Trusted Advisor Offers Several Free Checks

by Steffen Opel Follow 0 Followers on  Aug 31, 2014

Amazon Web Services (AWS) has recently integrated the AWS Trusted Advisor into the AWS Management Console and made four security and service limit checks available at no charge. Additional checks from the security, performance, fault tolerance and cost optimization categories remain part of their Business and Enterprise support tiers.

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AppDynamics New Release Brings Big Data and Machine Learning to APM

by Victor Grazi Follow 11 Followers on  Aug 14, 2014

Leading application performance monitoring vendor AppDynamics released version 3.9 of their flagship "Application Intelligence Platform" monitoring tool. Highlights of the release include big data analysis and machine learning to provide intuitive, scalable performance monitoring. InfoQ spoke to Maneesh Joshi, head of product marketing and strategy at AppDynamics

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Protocol Design and Implementation with Martin Thompson

by Harry Brumleve  Followers on  Jul 27, 2014

Martin Thompson answers a few questions about the opportunity for developers and architects to introduce custom protocols to their system's interaction points.

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Apple Speeds Up WebKit’s JS Engine with LLVM JIT

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  May 16, 2014 3

Apple has improved the speed of Nitro with 35% – Safari’s JavaScript engine – by converting JavaScript into LLVM IR code which is then subject to heavy optimization.

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Improving Node.js’ SSL Performance at PayPal

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 17, 2014

Trevor Livingston, a software engineer working for PayPal, has outlined in a recent post a number of suggestions to improve the outbound SSL performance of Node.js.

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Microsoft Speeds Up Windows Store Apps with .NET Native

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Apr 03, 2014 1

.NET Native is an attempt from Microsoft to reduce the start up times and memory footprint of Windows Store applications.

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Challenges Performing Background Compilation in V8

by Abel Avram Follow 4 Followers on  Feb 15, 2014

This article includes details on the recently background compilation introduced in V8, Chrome’s JavaScript engine.

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Performance Gurus Release jClarity Flagship Performance Monitoring Tool

by Victor Grazi Follow 11 Followers on  Sep 09, 2013

London-based start-up jClarity announces the general availability of their flagship product for locating Java performance problems in both Cloud and Enterprise environments. 

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Memory and Native Code Performance

by Jonathan Allen Follow 257 Followers on  Jun 30, 2013 3

In a deep dive on performance, Eric Brumer explained why memory is often the most critical component. And while this session was on C++ development, much of what he said is applicable to managed code as well.

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WinRT/XAML Performance Fundamentals

by Jonathan Allen Follow 257 Followers on  Jun 27, 2013

The three Pillars of Performance, Fast, Fluid, and Efficient, have been the common theme at the performance sessions this year. In the session XAML Performance Fundamentals we see ways to detect and solve problems that prevent us from achieving these pillars.

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Cloud Optimization Takes Center Stage with Free Microsoft, AWS Services

by Richard Seroter Follow 3 Followers on  Mar 11, 2013

While a cottage industry has grown around providing services to optimize cloud usage and costs, large cloud providers themselves are beginning to promote their own optimization offerings. Microsoft recently purchased a cloud performance management company and made its product free to customers. Competitor AWS is aggressively promoting their own “Trusted Advisor” program with a free trial period.

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