Software performance tools
System performance is a function of many things, such as code, networks, hardware (client configuration, memory, CPU speed, storage capacity, etc.) and databases. It is almost impossible to predict exactly where a performance failure might occur. Software performance tools allow you to take applications to their point of failure by using virtual users. Performance testing must be precise to simulate concurrent load at exactly the same instant. With manual performance testing, human reaction times simply can't achieve and maintain the same level of concurrency as seen with automated tools.
Fast response times vs. consistent response times
24 Oct 2012
Tip - When developing applications, the response time is always an important metric. But inconsistent response times can often be more aggravating than slow sites. Make sure you take response time consistency into your application performance reviews.
Making 'big data' projects flexible, timely with Agile
12 Oct 2012
Tip - Agile can help in the delivery of more timely applications in 'big data' projects, largely due to better collaboration between business and development.
Performance monitoring tools optimize Java apps
15 Jun 2011
Tip - By taking advantage of Java monitoring and performance tuning tools, developers can expect to see consistent application performance across all hardware and operating systems.