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Top DevOps Tools We Love

The word DevOps is a portmanteau of "development" and "operations". However, anyone who knows "The Phoenix Project" by Gene Kim et al. will agree that its radius is much wider than what the term suggests: it's a melting pot that combines ... More >

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Live Blog: Tracking Super Bowl Ad Performance

Update: February 1st, 2015, 11:15pm EST So let's see during the game who was the fastest and who was the slowest in terms of response time.  In the following chart we see that Heinz, Cheerios, Beats, Subway and Carmax took the top ... More >

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Preview: Super Bowl Ad Performance Tests Are in Place

This weekend marks the 49th annual Super Bowl! If you aren't psyched to watch the big game, you can still be entertained by the extravagant commercials companies pay millions for each year. Hopefully, if you work in the IT department of one ... More >

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Key Performance Metrics For Load Tests Beyond Response Time- Part II

In Part I of this blog I explained which metrics on the Web Server, App Server and Host allow me to figure out how healthy the system and application environment is: Busy vs. Idle Threads, Throughput, CPU, Memory, et. Cetera. In Part II, ... More >

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Key Performance Metrics For Load Tests Beyond Response Time- Part I

Whether it is JMeter, SoapUI, Load Runner, SilkTest, Neotys or one of the cloud-based load testing solutions such as Keynote, Dynatrace (formerly Gomez) or others, breaking an application under heavy load is easy these days. Finding the ... More >

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4 Actions to help Marketing and support your Super Bowl ad performance

While your marketing team/agency was figuring out how many puppies, bikini clad women or hashtags to incorporate into your upcoming Super Bowl ad/commercial, I sure hope someone has been planning for the increased attention your homepage or ... More >

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C# Performance Mistakes – Top Problems Solved in December

As part of my Share Your PurePath and Performance Clinic initiatives, I get to see a lot of application performance problems where I help people like you figure out what’s wrong. Last month I gave insight into how users Russell and Joe ... More >

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Automated Performance Analysis for Web API Tests

A modern web application is typically not restricted to be used via a web frontend. It also provides functionality that is used elsewhere like mobile apps. Think about an e-commerce site today: a shop does not get its business exclusively ... More >