How the shoe and clothes giant manufacturer's IT tamed an out-of-control proliferation of third party tools in their global websites which was killing performance. Furthermore, this led to a blame culture setting in between business and IT. A new third party governance process focusing on performance data and user experience validation was key to stop the bleeding.
Google Cloud Platform has released an open source Zipkin server that allows Zipkin-compatible clients to send traces to Google’s own Stackdriver Trace distributed tracing service for analysis. This Zipkin/Stackdriver Trace integration is aimed at developers whose applications and services are written in a language or framework that Stackdriver Trace doesn’t officially support.
Vishal Sikka, CEO of Infosys announced that Infosys has stopped using the bell curve phenomenon which is used to evaluate its 176,000 employees' performance.
The volatility in the market requires that organizations become able to adapt to changing demand as fast as possible while gaining the highest value. To implement agile managers need to team up to remove impediments in the organization says Ahmet Akdag. An agility transformation is about learning to try, fail and learn.
Matt Rogish talked about using Objectives and Key Results (OKRs) for company, team, and personal goal setting at the No Pants Festival 2015 in Antwerp, Belgium. InfoQ interviewed Rogish about what OKRs are and how you can use them, their strengths and pitfalls, doing annual performance reviews and managing people with numerical goals, and starting with OKRs.
Are you trying to make performance comparisons between cloud providers? Google, along with a diverse set of collaborators, has released an open-source performance benchmarking framework that tests common workloads across clouds. InfoQ reached out to Google to learn more about this somewhat unusual partnership, and how the industry will benefit from it.
At the Dare Festival Antwerp 2014 Jurgen Appelo talked about his new book Management 3.0 Workout and showed examples how organizations can improve the way that they manage themselves.
There is so much to learn about the latest Mobile Backend as a Service provider AnyPresence's 5.0 platform geared for the enterprise that this second post was needed. Co-founder Rich Mendis provides further insight for InfoQ readers…
London-based start-up jClarity announces the general availability of their flagship product for locating Java performance problems in both Cloud and Enterprise environments.
Making an application “fast” isn’t a real goal because it can’t be measured. An application may seem fast at first, but as performance starts to slip developers often don’t notice it. But this can be fixed by using a vocabulary that describes application performance in terms of concrete, measurable terms.
O’Reilly’s Velocity conferences target web ops and performance professionals who like you to learn from their peers, exchange ideas with experts, and share best practices and lessons learned. The Velocity Europe 2012 event focuses on the core issues and opportunities that are specific to the European performance and ops community, as well as the most significant worldwide themes and players.
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.
Performance Engineering is an important software development discipline that ensures that applications are architect-ed, designed, built and tested for performance. However, mostly in traditional projects the scope of performance engineering is limited to performance testing. This is a sure cause for concern.
New Relic announced the availability of RPM 1.2 which goes a long way into making the job of the developer better with improved collaboration and integration.
When you start to think about profiling Java applications, many tools come to mind - but did you think profiling could be as easy as adding logging statements? This is the goal of the Perf4j project.