Looking at some ugly legacy code can leave a bad taste in your mouth. But fearing and avoiding legacy code isn't the answer either - here Roberto Cortez looks at 5 types of engineer personalities that contribute to your organization's legacy code...with images of the suspected rogues...
A few weeks back, I was reading through Hacker News when I came across an article titled “AWS Tips I Wish I’d Known Before I Started.” Expecting a “Top 5,” or even “Top 10,” list I was surprised to find an extremely nuanced, approximately 50 point list with details on each. As I read through it, though, I was happy to discover a lot of these issues were easily solvable. Here's how:...
Log4J vs SLF4J simple vs Logback vs Java Util Logging vs LOG4J2
The Agile path is clearly set for the industry as a whole; it’s taken a while for Agile to penetrate the market and improve the upstream part of the application development life cycle, but it’s not going to take that long to get Agile to improve. We have gathered four articles you can read on the future of Agile testing and where it’s heading. Testers, pay attention and go here to see the full...
We execute 10k+ Unit Tests and recently realized that many of them are actually impacting each other and therefore making the whole test automation very unstable. A little research revealed how to make our Unit Test Executions more stable. We are happy to share our Best Practices on how we now write our Unit Tests to avoid cross test execution impact
Capacity planning for a new application is tricky at best. This post is an example about correlation between optimal heap size and live data set.
Plumbr uncovers some useful take-homes as it uses detective skills to solve mysterious burst of user/product friction.
While any load testing solution will enable you to do some sort of load testing in your Agile environment, comparatively few enable you to follow recommended best practices and overcome the challenges many teams face with load and performance testing on an Agile project. When considering an Agile load testing solution, you first want to ask a number of key questions about the tool's...
Mobile adoption for UI based tasks has been on the increase since smart phones first emerged and, according to Morgan Stanley Research, it is believed that there will be a tipping point this year where users use their mobile devices for web based activity as much as their desktops. With this in mind there are a couple of vital factors to think about when looking at how your front end / user...
You may not have noticed, but history has unfolded before our very eyes in the past few months, with mobile device sales expected to outpace those of the traditional laptops for the first time. What is somewhat surprising, however, is how immature mobile app monitoring tools are. For anyone trying to gain a better understanding of their mobile apps in the wild (read as developers, product...
We have analyzed the performance of super bowl ad landing pages. There were 3 things that came to our attention: GoDaddy used smaller and optimized landing pages during the game to keep performance goals. Soda Stream was offline for a while due to misconfigured DNS TTL and Kia had availabilty issues because of TCP Socket Timeouts. Read this blog to learn how to avoid these problems on your web...
JINSPIRED has made freely available a new product, Sentris, offering the first Quality of Service (QoS) for Applications.
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