Category: Monitoring

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.         […]

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.

Web Page Design Analysis is not a one-off Exercise

Small things matter most, and this is not only true for day to day activities. Minor changes in application configuration can have a significant impact on end to end user experience. In this post, I will give you insights into the nature of such changes and some simple steps towards proactive detection of speed degradations.

Transform Performance Metrics to Actionable Insights

Digital services are eating the world. Billions of websites provide almost everything you can image, and the competition is on the rise. End users are more and more in the driving seat because they decide what service they will use. Digital customers often ban services which provide a bad user experience. Therefore, excellent application performance becomes a top priority for many organizations. After outlining both, performance metrics and the term actionable insights, I will illustrate how you can transform the former to the latter.

Performance Testing in a Dynamic World

In many fields such as finance, engineering or politics there are groundbreaking changes ongoing. However, our human skill to adapt to new situations will help us to deal with this disruptions.

In this post, I will shine a light on challenges in software engineering, more specifically, on load and performance testing in an energetic environment.