May, 2021

Dynatrace leverages new AWS Lambda extensions for seamless end-to-end observability


Dynatrace news. AWS Lambda is the fastest growing technology for serverless workloads and helps developers innovate faster. It removes the burden of managing underlying infrastructure and is broadly adopted for cloud-native application environments. But serverless functions don’t exist in a vacuum.

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Everything You Need To Know About Stress Testing Your Software


Stress testing is a type of testing that verifies the reliability and stability of software applications. The goal of this kind of testing is to measure the error handling capabilities of the software to ensure that it does not crash under extremely heavy load conditions.


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My (Seemingly) Random Walk to Netflix

The Netflix TechBlog

Part of our series on who works in Analytics at Netflix?—?and and what the role entails By Sean Barnes, Studio Production Data Science & Engineering I am going to tell you a story about a person that works for Netflix. That person grew up dreaming of working in the entertainment industry.

Amazon Timestream - Time series is the new black

All Things Distributed

We dive into the world of time series data with a look at the design of Amazon Timestream

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An End-to-End Guide of Load Testing


From planning to analysis and reporting, here’s what to know before you run your first load test If you have a public-facing web application, the odds are you. The post An End-to-End Guide of Load Testing appeared first on Abstracta Software Testing Services.

How Parallel Plans Start Up – Part 5

SQL Performance

This is the final part of a five-part series taking a deep dive into the way SQL Server row mode parallel plans start executing. Part 1 initialized execution context zero for the parent task, and part 2 created the query scan tree.

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What is a service mesh?


Dynatrace news. If you are wondering what a service mesh is and whether you would benefit from having one, you likely have a mature Kubernetes environment running large cloud-native applications.

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Netflix Drive

The Netflix TechBlog

A file and folder interface for Netflix Cloud Services Written by Vikram Krishnamurthy , Kishore Kasi , Abhishek Kapatkar , and Tejas Chopra In this post, we are introducing Netflix Drive, a Cloud drive for media assets and providing a high level overview of some of its features and interfaces.

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Continuing our investment in the Middle East: A New AWS Region coming to UAE in first half 2022

All Things Distributed

I am excited to share that AWS plans to open a new infrastructure region in the Middle East in the United Arab Emirates (UAE).

Scenarios when Data-Driven Testing is useful


In today’s world where ‘data is the new oil’ ( as said by Clive Humby), not giving proper attention to data-driven testing is not justified. If you have an application that needs data input in some form then it will require data-driven testing.

Number series generator challenge solutions – Part 5

SQL Performance

This is the fifth and last part in the series covering solutions to the number series generator challenge. In Part 1 , Part 2 , Part 3 and Part 4 I covered pure T-SQL solutions.

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Dynatrace adds OpenTelemetry trace ingest for open, automatic, and intelligent observability


Dynatrace news. Today’s highly complex microservices environments require IT operations and SRE teams to observe each service and transaction end-to-end. Any observability blind spot imposes a risk, potentially increasing the time it takes to identify the root cause of a problem and address it.

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A Quick Guide To Mobile Application Testing


Smartphones are advancing at a rapid pace, and so are mobile applications. That’s why there has been a significant increase in the demand for mobile app developers. The market is indeed brimming with mobile applications of all kinds.

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Achieving observability in async workflows

The Netflix TechBlog

Written by Colby Callahan , Megha Manohara , and Mike Azar. Managing and operating asynchronous workflows can be difficult without the proper tools and architecture that puts observability, debugging, and tracing at the forefront. Imagine getting paged outside normal work hours?—?users

A New Way To Reduce Font Loading Impact: CSS Font Descriptors

Smashing Magazine

A New Way To Reduce Font Loading Impact: CSS Font Descriptors. A New Way To Reduce Font Loading Impact: CSS Font Descriptors. Barry Pollard. 2021-05-25T09:30:00+00:00. 2021-05-25T11:07:35+00:00. Font loading has long been a bugbear of web performance, and there really are no good choices here.

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What are the best multi-browser testing tools?


When we write scripts for one browser, they may not necessarily run on all browsers. It’s a no-brainer. And, we all know that a few browsers can limit certain features. For instance, if we design features that run on Safari on Mac OS, those features may not function across other browsers.

Introduction to Latches

SQL Performance

In some of my previous articles here on performance tuning, I’ve discussed multiple wait types and how they are indicative of various resource bottlenecks.

Delivering excellent digital experience for customers in a complex digital world


Dynatrace news. How do you monitor and maintain a perfect digital experience for your customers when even a single interaction can touch hundreds of technologies? This was the key theme discussed with one of our Dynatrace customers as part of a virtual breakfast Dynatrace recently hosted.

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Powershell Script for Testing Script Generation


I have used Powershell for testing. I will explain a scenario in the story format: The Story. Sequence 1: We have a script generation web app, there is a change in the script generation process. testing automate powershell script

DevOps Enterprise Summit, Europe 2021: Leadership and OKRs


The European leg of the DevOps Enterprise (Virtual) Summit 2021 returned last week (17-20 May) as the community reflected on a year like none other.

The Architecture of Uber’s API gateway

Uber Engineering

API gateways are an integral part of microservices architecture in recent years. An API gateway provides a single point of entry for all our apps and provides an interface to access data, logic, or functionality from back-end microservices.

Challenges of mobile test automation and how to tackle them?


We, engineers, love automation! We love it so much that we devise new ways all the time to incorporate automation in each and every field of software development. Today, automation is like the fuel that keeps the project going and helps us finish within deadlines and allotted budget.

How Parallel Plans Start Up – Part 4

SQL Performance

This is the fourth part in a five-part series taking a deep dive into the way SQL Server row mode parallel plans start executing. Part 1 initialized execution context zero for the parent task, and part 2 created the query scan tree.

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Partner sales kick-off summary & NORAM awards: Amplify


Dynatrace news. Partner sales kick-off (P-SKO) FY22 was a fantastic way to start the new Dynatrace financial year with our esteemed Dynatrace Partner community.

Testing Perl: To Plan or Not to Plan


Let's assume for the moment that you're writing a Perl module or application. You'd like to maintain some level of software quality (or kwalitee ), so you're writing a suite of test scripts. Whether you're writing them first (good for you for practicing test-driven development !)

Polymer vs. Angular: The Battle For Front-End Supremacy


Nowadays look and feel of your web application matters a lot and therefore, people are giving importance to front-end frameworks. Polymer and Angular are two of the finest front-end frameworks that help you to create a world-class user experience.

CSS Container Queries: Use-Cases And Migration Strategies

Smashing Magazine

CSS Container Queries: Use-Cases And Migration Strategies. CSS Container Queries: Use-Cases And Migration Strategies. Adrian Bece. 2021-05-24T11:30:00+00:00. 2021-05-24T11:42:49+00:00.

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High Scalability

Fun and Interesting Events. Since we’re all feeling the fatigue of staring at screens all year, we’re switching things up at this year’s Failover Conf ! This one-day conference will be featuring LIVE fireside chats and keynotes where you’ll be able to get your questions answered in real time. You’ll also hear from a variety of industry experts in our two panel discussions.

AWS Launches EC2 Auto Scaling Warm Pools 


AWS recently released Warm Pools for EC2 Auto Scaling, which reduces the time and cost to scale out (aka horizontal scaling) applications by maintaining a pool of pre-initialized instances. By Mostafa Radwan. Cloud AWS Performance & Scalability DevOps Architecture & Design news

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Dynatrace and JFrog announce new integration to accelerate DevOps innovation


Dynatrace news. Combining Dynatrace’s automated and intelligent observability and DevOps orchestration with JFrog’s CI/CD helps teams deliver better software faster.

How to Generate Test Reports in NUnit


Test reports are an integral part of any activity related to testing, whether it is automation testing or manual testing. Test reports help track how the activities related to automation testing have evolved over a period of time.

How We Built the Case for Application Replatforming Using Flow Metrics


In this third installment of our Tasty Dog Food series, we continue to share stories of how we’re using our own product, Tasktop Viz , internally to boost our growth and happiness.

How To Implement Authentication In Next.js With Auth0

Smashing Magazine

How To Implement Authentication In Next.js With Auth0. How To Implement Authentication In Next.js With Auth0. Facundo Giuliani. 2021-05-20T11:00:00+00:00. 2021-05-20T16:08:36+00:00. Authentication” is the action of validating that a user is who he or she claims to be.

Poor Disk Performance

Brendan Gregg

People often tell me they don't understand performance tool output because they can't tell what's "good" or "bad." It can be hard as performance is subjective. What's good for one user may be bad for another.

Impact of SQL Variables on Performance

SQL Shack

In this article, we are going to learn how SQL variables negatively affect query performance and also examine the causes of this issue. Introduction SQL variables are used to store a single data value during the execution period of a query and they are widely used in the design of the queries.

Accelerating innovation with Kubernetes and Dynatrace


Dynatrace news. Today, everyone in the industry is “all-in” on Kubernetes – and for good reason. Running workloads on top of Kubernetes is significantly valuable, not just for application teams, but for infrastructure teams as well.

Timely Computation of Derived Values


In my penultimate post , I described the use-case of an e-commerce shop. In general, interactions in such a shop are the following: performance algorithm cache computation

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