The Performance Tour – Lessons Learned

The Performance Tour – Lessons Learned

The Performance Tour – Season One On January 27, 2020 I left my home in Florida to go around the United States and talk about performance engineering. It was warm, so I am not sure why I chose January to go darting off like that. I wasn’t selling anything. I...

Performance Engineering Day Giveaway

Performance Engineering Day Giveaway

The HTTP error code 503 typically shows up when web sites are crumbling due to massive load. It occurs often when performance engineers are running tests. Why not test on emulated networks to help guarantee better performance and avoid the 503 error? In celebration of...

Performance Engineering Day Giveaway

Apposite Collaborates With SMCLLC

I really like the folks and the products at Apposite Technologies. Network emulation is more important than ever to consider as mobile usage has taken over web users on PC’s and laptops. If you aren’t testing the performance of your application with mobile...

Why Are Web Server Logs Stuck In the 90’s?

Why Are Web Server Logs Stuck In the 90’s?

W3C Compliance Every W3C compliant web server is supposed to have a “time taken” field available to reveal how long the web server took to process/serve a resource. However, by default, Apache and many other UNIX based web servers do not have good logging options for...

The Story of SimpleAPM

The Story of SimpleAPM

The idea for SimpleAPM first came about in 2009 when a customer needed an APM solution that supported a non-web application. The only option at the time was a solution that cost more than $100,000.00, which was cost prohibitive for them. After several years of looking...

Performance Testing HTTP 2 Web  Applications

Performance Testing HTTP 2 Web Applications

In 2015 I posted an article about the potential of HTTP/2 (or “H2”) regarding performance improvements. In that article, I explain a bit about the history of HTTP 1.x and how we got to H2 with an overview of how it works. With the release of LoadRunner...