• Book Review: Learn Apache JMeter by Example

    by Victor Grazi on  Dec 06, 2016

    JMeter is an indispensable tool for testing load and functionality of multi-tiered applications comprised of web front ends, JVM servers and a wealth of NoSQL and relational databases. This book is the manual that should have been included to help surmount the learning curve.

  • Is Your Application Ready?

    by Gil Zilberfeld on  Nov 22, 2013

    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

    by Kamal Manglani on  Sep 13, 2013 4

    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.

Pieter van Zyl on Benchmarking ORM Tools and Object Databases

Posted by Srini Penchikala Roberto Zicari on  Mar 21, 2011

OO7J is a Java version of the original OO7 benchmark (written in C++). This project includes benchmarking ORM tools. We recently interviewed OO7J's creator Pieter van Zyl about the project.

The Azul Garbage Collector

Posted by Charles Humble on  Feb 24, 2011

InfoQ examines how Azul's collector works, and explores some techniques you can use to test the impact of garbage collection in your applications.

Performance Analysis and Monitoring with Perf4J

Posted by Alex Devine on  Apr 23, 2009

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

A Formal Performance Tuning Methodology: Wait-Based Tuning

Posted by Steven Haines on  Oct 06, 2008

Steven Haines talks about tackling web application performance tuning by proposing a method called wait-based tuning. 4

The Box: A Shortcut to finding Performance Bottlenecks

Posted by Kirk Pepperdine on  Sep 21, 2007

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

Executive summary - An Adaptive Performance Management System

Posted by Jim Highsmith on  Aug 09, 2006

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.

A Look at Common Performance Problems in Rails

Posted by Stefan Kaes on  Jun 13, 2006

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