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GitLab 9 Brings Subgroups, Deploy Boards, and Integrated Monitoring

by Sergio De Simone on  Mar 31, 2017

GitLab has announced version 9 of its collaborative platform for software development. Some of its most notable new features are subgroups and integrated performance monitoring, among others. InfoQ has spoken with Sid Sijbrandij, Co-Founder and CEO at GitLab.

3 Years of the Merit Money System, a Revolution on the Recognition Methods Proposed by Cláudio Pires

by Rui Miguel Ferreira on  Mar 20, 2017 4

Back in 2014, Cláudio Pires, a CEO in the healthcare business, implemented an alternative employee recognition method, the Merit Money System. Three years later, InfoQ challenged him to talk about the wins, the pitfalls and the lessons learned so far.

How 3rd Party Tools Nearly Killed Performance (and Culture) at Adidas

by Manuel Pais on  Jan 20, 2017

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 Release Zipkin Integration with Stackdriver Trace for Tracing Distributed Applications

by Daniel Bryant on  Jan 15, 2017 1

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.

Infosys Scraps Bell Curve for Performance Evaluation

by Savita Pahuja on  Sep 30, 2015

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.

Making a Mindshift in Management for Agility

by Ben Linders on  Sep 03, 2015

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.

Using Objectives and Key Results in a Results-Only Work Environment Company

by Ben Linders on  Mar 10, 2015 3

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.

Google Teams Up With Rivals to Deliver Cloud Benchmarking Toolkit

by Richard Seroter on  Mar 03, 2015

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.

Jurgen Appelo on Better Management with Fewer Managers

by Ben Linders on  Dec 12, 2014

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.

AnyPresence Soups-up Enterprise MBaaS Platform:Part 2 of 2

by Martin Monroe on  Nov 04, 2013

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…

Performance Gurus Release jClarity Flagship Performance Monitoring Tool

by Victor Grazi 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. 

Performance: Planning Costs Less than Rearchitecting

by Jonathan Allen on  Jun 27, 2013

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.

Velocity Web Performance and Operations Conference Kicks off in London

by Dio Synodinos on  Oct 03, 2012

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.

Article: Performance Analysis and Monitoring with Perf4J

by Dio Synodinos on  Apr 23, 2009 6

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 in an Agile Project

by Vikas Hazrati on  Mar 25, 2009 4

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.

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