I recently had an opportunity to participate in the SPS Commerce DevOps day event; with over 100 engineers gathered to discuss topics ranging from remote team management, automation frameworks, managing docker deployments, and of course how dynamic monitoring can enable a more agile culture, it was one of the most interesting and collaborative days I’ve […]
Steve Sturtevant is a software and performance engineer with close to 15-years of experience in the industry. He has held product manager roles in the APM space, and led performance engineering for PayPal's middleware platforms. Currently Steve works on the Sales Engineering team at AppDynamics.
Like it or not, an ever-expanding holiday season is here, and the words moratorium and code freeze are being heard around the halls of many retailers who are gearing up for their Super Bowl of shopping. Just this time last year I was responsible for middleware performance of a leading online and mobile payment provider, […]
In a previous post – Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance – I discussed some of the challenges faced in managing a successful performance engineering practices in an Agile development model. Let’s continue this with a real world example, highlighting how AppDynamics simplifies the collection and comparison of Key Performance Indicators (KPIs) to give […]
Just in case you haven’t heard, Waterfall is out and Agile is in. For organizations that thrive on innovation, successful agile development and continuous deployment processes are paramount to reducing go to market time, fast tracking product enhancements and quickly resolving defects. Executed successfully, with the right team in place, Agile practices should result in […]