4 Types of Continuous Performance Testing for a DevOps World

No one wants to write fragile, unreliable code. Developers want to build software that is bulletproof and that bounces back if there is a deficiency in a backend service. Coding well takes talent and experience. But resiliency is ultimately the result of performance testing, rigor, and quality feedback. In my last blog post, “The Importance […]

The Importance of Application Decomposition in App Performance Testing

DevOps is changing the way companies develop and maintain software. By embedding operations engineers into software development teams, companies are reducing the average number of days from code completion to live production and eliminating wait time and rework, among other benefits. But as I pointed out in my previous post “Performance Testing in a DevOps […]

Continuous Performance Testing in a DevOps World

The benefits of adopting a DevOps approach are widely known. By unifying developer and operations groups and emphasizing monitoring and automation, companies are increasing the speed and frequency of deployments and recovering faster from failures. The results of firms that successfully implement DevOps can be eye-opening. According to the 2017 State of DevOps report produced […]

Performance Testing for Modern Apps

The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly test the performance and scalability of their infrastructure. To understand how to test performance in modern applications, […]

Agile Performance Testing – Proactively Managing Performance

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 […]

AppDynamics goes to QCon San Francisco

AppDynamics is at QCon San Francisco this week for another stellar event from the folks at InfoQ. QCon empowers software development by facilitating the spread of knowledge and innovation in the developer community. If you are in the area this week stop by our booth and say hello! I presented the Performance Testing Crash Course […]

Performance testing tools explained: The client side

In my last post I showed different approaches for load testing the server side. In this post I will highlight some tools I use to monitor the performance of the client side. In modern Javascript-intensive web applications, users spend more time waiting on client-side rendering than the server-side processing. The reality is that as much […]

Performance testing tools explained: the server side

The performance of your application affects your business more than you might think. Top engineering organizations think of performance not as a nice-to-have, but as a crucial feature of their product. Those organizations understand that performance has a direct impact on user experience and, ultimately, their bottom line. Unfortunately, most engineering teams do not regularly […]

Tools of the trade for performance and load testing

Your application is fast and scalable, right? How do you know? How often do you run performance or load tests? In this post I will give an overview of the tools of the trade for performance and load testing web applications. Open-Source performance testing tools These tools allow you to load test your application for […]

Cloud Migration Tips #3: Plan to Fail

Planning to deploy or migrate an application to a cloud environment is a big deal. In my last post we discussed the value of using real business and IT requirements to drive the justification of using a cloud architecture. We also explored the importance of using monitoring information to understand your before and after picture […]