September, 2021

Measure SLOs with Nobl9 and Dynatrace


Dynatrace news. Companies are evolving to become customer-centric by adopting service level objectives (SLOs) to understand customer needs better.

Five Things to Know Before Learning JMeter


If you are reading this blog post, most probably you are planning or already planned or just getting started with Apache JMeter. Learning any performance testing tool could be challenging. Sometimes the technical documentation looks abstract, and the learning curve could be steep.


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New and Evolving PostgreSQL Enterprise Features with Recent Releases


PostgreSQL also introduced many other breakthrough features in versions 10 through 11, 12 and 13 that make it a real competitor against Oracle, such as partitioning enhancements, parallel query and logical replication.


How We Build Micro Frontends With Lattice

The Netflix TechBlog

Written by Michael Possumato , Nick Tomlin , Jordan Andree , Andrew Shim , and Rahul Pilani. As we continue to grow here at Netflix, the needs of Revenue and Growth Engineering are rapidly evolving; and our tools must also evolve just as rapidly.

Kia ora, Auckland! – An AWS Region is coming to New Zealand.

All Things Distributed

AWS plans to open a new infrastructure region in Asia Pacific in Auckland, New Zealand

Fundamentals of Table Expressions, Part 11 – Views, Modification Considerations

SQL Performance

This article is the eleventh part in a series about table expressions. So far, I’ve covered derived tables and CTEs, and recently started the coverage of views.

Kubernetes vs Docker: What’s the difference?


Dynatrace news. If cloud-native technologies and containers are on your radar, you’ve likely encountered Docker and Kubernetes and might be wondering how they relate to each other.

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3 Reasons Your SAFe® Journey Has Lost Its Way 


With the 2021 Global SAFe® Summit only a week away (September 27 – October 1), the software delivery community will come together once again to tackle that ever-pressing question: just how do you marry technical agility with business agility to support customers more effectively? .

What is an A/B Test?

The Netflix TechBlog

Martin Tingley with Wenjing Zheng , Simon Ejdemyr , Stephanie Lane , and Colin McFarland This is the second post in a multi-part series on how Netflix uses A/B tests to inform decisions and continuously innovate on our products. See here for Part 1: Decision Making at Netflix.

Using the cloud to solve the world's hardest problems.

All Things Distributed

In the age of cloud, problem-solving has evolved, especially when it comes to the world's hardest problems

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Why is Testsigma a perfect solution for automating your cross-browser testing on the cloud?


Today, there are 1.88 billion websites on the internet and the number is rapidly increasing. There are 3.8 billion people in the world that own smartphones today – which amounts to 48.16% of the world population.

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Dynatrace and ServiceNow partner on new Service Graph Connector for Cloud AIOps at scale


Dynatrace news. The post Dynatrace and ServiceNow partner on new Service Graph Connector for Cloud AIOps at scale appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Product news CMDB Configuration Management Service Graph Connector ServiceNow What's new

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How to Be an Engineering Leader: A letter to my past self


Everyone has their own definition of true leadership. What I didn't understand at the start of my leadership journey was that each of us is a leader. Regardless of intent, we influence and impact our communities, industries, workplaces, and relationships.

Tasktop Scoops Stevie® Award for Great Employer in Software


I am pleased to announce that the 2021 Stevie ® Awards for Great Employers has honored Tasktop with a Bronze Stevie Award for Employer of the Year in computer software.

Netflix Cloud Packaging in the Terabyte Era

The Netflix TechBlog

By Xiaomei Liu , Rosanna Lee , Cyril Concolato Introduction Behind the scenes of the beloved Netflix streaming service and content, there are many technology innovations in media processing. Packaging has always been an important step in media processing.

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Turning Domain Discovery into Product and Organizational Improvements with a DDD Exemplar

Strategic Tech

One of the challenges I see regularly is inertia following domain discovery workshops. Techniques like big picture event storming are great for mapping out the business and visualising problems and opportunities, but that’s where progress can easily get stuck.

Cross-browser testing on the cloud: advantages and disadvantages


Cross-browser testing is performed to be sure that your product is working as expected on the various device, platform, and browser (and their versions) combinations that your customers might be using.

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How to automate version aware distributed trace analysis


Dynatrace news. The post How to automate version aware distributed trace analysis appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Cloud and microservices cloud automation cloud native distributed tracing Dynatrace

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What Can I Do if a Stack Overflow Occurs in a Quick App?


When content obtained through $element('id') is assigned to a member variable, a stack overflow ( RangeError: Maximum call stack size exceeded ) may occur and the program will crash. If member variable references exist for a DOM, and a member variable changes, a stack overflow will also occur.

Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers

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Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers. Interactive Learning Tools For Front-End Developers. Louis Lazaris. 2021-09-02T12:00:00+00:00. 2021-09-02T15:09:03+00:00. Because this industry moves so quickly, learning new skills is a regular thing for most of us.

Practical API Design at Netflix, Part 1: Using Protobuf FieldMask

The Netflix TechBlog

By Alex Borysov , Ricky Gardiner Background At Netflix, we heavily use gRPC for the purpose of backend to backend communication. When we process a request it is often beneficial to know which fields the caller is interested in and which ones they ignore.

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Don’t Chase Perfect Scores


We explain why you shouldn’t chase perfect scores on GTmetrix (or any performance tool). Overview GTmetrix grades your website on both Performance (i.e., how fast it loaded for a user), and Structure (i.e., how well your site is built for performance).

Most Popular Tools For Cloud Automation Testing


Cloud-based technologies are on a rise today. Even if I deviate a bit from core IT fundamentals, the pandemic of 2021 made cloud tech a hero. It taught us how just an easy monthly subscription can give us access to thousands of movies, games, and live events such as the Tokyo Olympics via streaming.

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APM tools vs. APM platform: What’s the difference?


Dynatrace news. The concept of APM has evolved in recent years, and it’s important to understand the differences between APM tools and APM platforms when evaluating your options.

HTTP Toolkit for Performance Engineers


In this blog post, we are going to deep-dive into the HTTP Toolkit and its features. As performance engineers, it is our responsibility to learn various tools and technologies. Based on the issue, you need to leverage the right tool to fix the problems, just like plumbers.

Web Quality Assurance: From User Requirements To Web Risk Management

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Web Quality Assurance: From User Requirements To Web Risk Management. Web Quality Assurance: From User Requirements To Web Risk Management. Elie Sloïm. 2021-09-16T12:00:00+00:00. 2021-09-16T15:07:53+00:00.

The Show Must Go On: Securing Netflix Studios At Scale

The Netflix TechBlog

Written by Jose Fernandez , Arthur Gonigberg , Julia Knecht , and Patrick Thomas In 2017, Netflix Studios was hitting an inflection point from a period of merely rapid growth to the sort of explosive growth that throws “how do we scale?” into every conversation.

ZFS Is Mysteriously Eating My CPU

Brendan Gregg

A microservice team asked me for help with a mysterious issue. They claimed that the ZFS file system was consuming 30% of CPU capacity. I summarized this case study at [Kernel Recipes] in 2017 and have shared the full story here. ## 1.

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Automated web testing – some strategies to achieve ROI?


Automated web testing is not a new concept today. With advancements in web development technologies and how complex web codes are written today, web testing was bound to walk this way sooner or later.

Part 2: How Dynatrace and GitHub help you deliver better software faster


Dynatrace news. In part one of this series , I talked through the common pain points software delivery teams face as they’re asked to support cloud adoption and modernization initiatives.

Load Testing Shiny Apps


Data is ubiquitous. Shiny from R Studio helps to build interactive web applications from R. But, performance testing is a little tricky. If you sniff the traffic, you don't get any network data. If you are working on Shiny apps performance testing, then this blog article is for you.

Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements

Smashing Magazine Graphics

Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements. Reducing The Need For Pseudo-Elements. Marcel Moreau. 2021-09-15T10:00:00+00:00. 2021-09-15T12:06:56+00:00.

Practical API Design at Netflix, Part 2: Protobuf FieldMask for Mutation Operations

The Netflix TechBlog

By Ricky Gardiner , Alex Borysov Background In our previous post , we discussed how we utilize FieldMask as a solution when designing our APIs so that consumers can request the data they need when fetched via gRPC.

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High Scalability

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Building Uber’s Fulfillment Platform for Planet-Scale using Google Cloud Spanner

Uber Engineering

Introduction. The Fulfillment Platform is a foundational Uber domain that enables the rapid scaling of new verticals. The platform handles billions of database transactions each day, ranging from user actions (e.g.,

Better metrics, better charts – Dynatrace a new Amazon Managed Grafana partner


Dynatrace news. The post Better metrics, better charts – Dynatrace a new Amazon Managed Grafana partner appeared first on Dynatrace blog. Observability Product news AWS dashboards Grafana Metrics

Going from an Individual Contributor to an Engineering Manager is NOT a promotion


In my role as an engineering manager, I know making the leap from an individual contributor (IC) to engineering manager (EM) is not a promotion. Instead, it’s a different career track. What we are discussing here is a fundamental difference in terms of the responsibilities of the roles.