News: Register for Design, Build and Test for Performance

  1. I invite all of TheServerSide community to attend 'Design, Build and Test for Performance,' a highly informative and engaging virtual seminar taking place next Wednesday, May 20th. Many of your peers invested in performance and scalability have already signed up to attend this exclusive event. See all of the details and register now. I'll be kicking off the event at 11 a.m. EDT with a session titled 'The Need for Speed - Why Performance Matters.' This session examines why it's critical to address performance as early as possible in the application lifecycle, and where to look for common performance failings in your code. The remainder of the day delves into proven performance tooling/strategies, real-world solutions in use today, and lively panel discussion on setting and measuring requirements. _____________________________________________________________________________ AGENDA: Wednesday, May 20th 11 a.m. - 7:00 p.m. EDT 10:30 am Doors Open 11:00 am – 12:00 pm Session 1: The Need for Speed: Why Performance Matters 12:00 am – 12:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats 12:30 pm – 1:30 pm Session 2: Performance Testing - Tools and Strategies for Rapid Success 1:30 pm – 2:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats 2:00 pm – 3:00 pm Keynote: Load Testing Rich Internet and Web 2.0 Applications, HP 3:00 pm – 3:30 pm Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats 3:30 pm – 4:45 pm Panel Discussion: Strategies for Setting Performance Requirements and Measuring Results 4:45 pm – 5:15 pm Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats 5:15 pm – 6:15 pm Session 3: Performance and Scalability: Real Problems, Real Solutions 6:15 pm – 7:00 pm Exhibit Hall Open, Live Chats 7:00 pm Doors Close _____________________________________________________________________________ Expert speakers on the panel include Susan St. Clair (an independent consultant), Frank Cohen (author and founder of PushToTest), Theresa Lanowitz (founder of Voke, Inc) and representatives from HP, dynaTrace and Precise Software. I'll be moderating the panel to ensure that attendees walk away with a few key points, including how to 1) Define and test performance requirements; 2) Determine where common bottlenecks occur in distributed applications, and how to best identify and address those bottlenecks; 3) Understand why performance issues should be found and corrected early in the application development lifecycle; 4) Learn how to test application scalability, and what steps to take when an application doesn’t scale; 5) Understand why it is important for development and operations to follow application performance as the application goes into production. I hope you can participate next week. It's free to attend. Here is the link to register for the seminar. See you there, Peter Varhol Editor-in-Chief TheServerSide.com
  2. Hi Peter, a very nice event. For interested people in Germany: We have a similar workshop taking place at codecentric: meet the experts - performance We will have four top experts on performance, including Kirk Pepperdine, "Java Specialist" Dr. Heinz Kabutz, Alois Reitbauer and me :-) Paul Anderson from IBM (Java performance expert and JInsight developer has also promised to talk on a performance topic. After the presentations we will have an "Open Space" to present and discuss own topics and real life problems with the experts. The event ends with "Come Together" including great catering and fresh German beer :-) The event is taking place on 26th of June in Solingen, Germany. Looking forward to see you there. Mirko Performance Study 2008 (English/German) Meet The Experts Java Magazin Performance Column (German)
  3. The problem with your "performance study" (survey), which has some blatantly obvious conflicting results, is that you are basically asking the patient what are the common ills that he/she thinks he/she suffers from and then how do they think this should be addressed. This is even more so when you see the lack of actual process and tooling indicated in the survey which invalidates probably most of the questionnaire other that what is popular or topical. This is more a survey of habits rather than an analysis of actual problem definitions & related root cause analysis. Maybe next time interview the doctors and analyze the health records of the patients to get a more complete picture and one that actual quantifies the degree of each problem rather than its occurrence at customer sites. Could you also post the questionnaire and also state clearly in the study who your partners (in crime) are especially those that were present at your booth during the survey?