Each year, the holiday shopping season brings a surge in awareness for website performance and scalability issues. While these items should obviously take an important spot on your roadmap during the whole year, the interesting question is why familiar performance problems keep impacting customer-facing web sites over and over again. Looking at metrics like the number of exceptions, SQL statements or web service calls for your automated tests allows you proactively identify performance and scalability problems. In this article we show how we detect problems automatically using Jenkins before hitting production. Read more...