All posts by JM

Resourceful, solution-focused and intuitive reliability engineer with over 15 years of demonstrated success in architecting, developing and maintaining effective testing and monitoring solutions. Offers a wealth of knowledge and experience surrounding modern application architecture and development of best practices.

Does Fragmented Monitoring Keep you from Enterprise Insights

The best business application struggles from time to time, responds slow to user queries or is temporarily not available. Organizations learned that monitoring of critical components is the way to go. In this post, I will explain benefits and drawbacks involved in this development.

Performance Optimization is like painting the Golden Gate Bridge

Users speed expectations are on the rise and companies started investing in the optimization of their services and business processes. Outstanding players such as Amazon understood that the competition is high and bad user experience leads quickly to growing abandon rates. When those frustrated users start to spend their money on other, more reliable websites, it’s already too late.

Performance by Nature

User experience is the most important success criteria, and the expectation of our users is permanently on the rise. According to a recent study from Akamai, in 2006 the average business user expected response times of 4 seconds. Today, 49% expect load times of 2 seconds or below. In this post, I will shine a light on reasons why organizations are failing to meet users speed expectations followed by simple steps towards performance by nature.

Complex Systems Fail in Complex Ways

With the rise of technology, the complexity of our business applications has dramatically increased. Virtualization, microservices and artificial intelligence are about to dominate our IT landscape soon. In this post, I will write about problem spots and proactive solutions.

Speech about Fast and Reliable Software at MF Summit on 20-21.June 2017 in Düssledorf

Come and visit the Microfocus Summit in Düsseldorf on 20.-21.June 2017. I will talk about fast and reliable software on 21.June 11:00 am. Registration, agenda and more details under this link.         […]

Why Companies Invest in Load and Performance Tests

Over the past decade companies, large and small have started with the integration of load and performance testing into their development process. There are many good reasons for this evolution. In this post will outline why testing of performance requirements has become so popular.

Mastering Load and Performance Tests in 7 Steps

The best way to avoid bad user experience is to integrate load and performance testing in your development process. In this post, I will shine a light on the necessary steps involved which you can use right away in your next performance test project.

Implement your Automated Web Page Design Analysis

In recent years, static websites completely disappeared and with the rise of technology, companies provide their services more and more online. The former latent web pages were replaced with content-rich and dynamic websites. Frequent changes in content and website layout can have a high impact on end to end response times.

In this post, I will give you a simple approach how to implement an automated web page design analysis based on open source tools PhantomJS and Yslow.