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  • How to Run Rsyslog in a Docker Container

    Jeff Wharton | 4 MAR 2014 | 0 Comments

    I’ve been playing around with Docker this morning as I was initially interested in figuring out what log management looks like for any Docker users out there. From first look, Docker has a “logs” command that will fetch the logs from a container. However, using the Docker “logs” command is a little primitive. A better approach might be to run Rsyslog from your container to forward any logs...

  • Shenandoah - The new low pause Garbage Collector for Java Hotspot

    Martijn Verburg | 2 MAR 2014 | 0 Comments

    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...

  • Five techniques to improve your server logging in Java

    Ophir Primat | 27 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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.

  • Real user monitoring: I need insight and I need it now

    Jeff Wharton | 26 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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:...

  • How to choose where your load should come from

    Bill Nicholson | 26 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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

    Andreas Grabner | 26 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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.

  • The five people in your organization that grow legacy code

    Oliver White (@theotown) | 26 FEB 2014 | 1 Comments

    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...

  • Help for moving from physical servers to AWS EC2

    Jeff Wharton | 25 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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:...

  • The logging Olympics: A race between today’s top 5 Java logging frameworks

    Ophir Primat | 25 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    Log4J vs SLF4J simple vs Logback vs Java Util Logging vs LOG4J2

  • The future of Agile testing

    Bill Nicholson | 25 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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...

  • How stable are your unit tests? Practices to raise test automation quality

    Andreas Grabner | 25 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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

  • Resizing heap for improved throughput

    Nikita Salnikov-Tarnovski | 25 FEB 2014 | 0 Comments

    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.

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