Shenandoah is an exciting new GC for Java's Hotspot. Although it needs to prove itself in a couple of areas with regards to performance benchmarking, we're really excited to see new implementations try to tackle the difficult GC problem. After seeing the presentation on Shenandoah at FOSDEM and the source code release announcement I've put together a summary blog post & instructions on how to...
The biggest downside of all new logging tools is that they’re dependant on the data you actually put into the log. To reduce the chances of debugging your code with partial or missing log data, here are 5 things you should be constantly mindful of when logging in production.
In the past it was assumed that the web-based interface was the most important, and often the only, path for a user to access content or a product. But those days are gone and now companies must embrace performance as important for all interfaces on different platforms in order to satisfy their users. Learn to see performance through the eyes of your users with Real User Monitoring:...
As a tester, you understand how important it is to create the most realistic load test possible to provide confidence that your web application won’t fail in the field. But how do you know where your load should come from to produce realistic results? In this article, we have outlined three options most organizations can choose from when determining where your load should come from:...
Memory Leaks, Load Balancing and Deployment Settings: Testing Lessons learned from the eCommerce industry
Want to learn how memory leaks, incorrect deployment settings and load balancers can bring down application server clusters? We have some insights and lessons learned from the eCommerce industry on how the prepared for the busy online shopping season - which metrics they observe and how they level-up their testing to identify these problems soon enough.
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.
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