Sat.Sep 14, 2019 - Fri.Sep 20, 2019

Should You Shift From Performance Testing to Performance Engineering?


Performance engineering at its finest. As the world becomes more decidedly digital, the demand for apps has skyrocketed like never before. " There's an app for that " is not just a popular saying. It is an accurate depiction of how people live their lives.

How Web Content Can Affect Power Usage

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Because we know that all people with battery-powered devices are constantly concerned about their battery levels, and that websites are significant consumers of that battery power, we should probably think about this stuff a lot more than we do.

Tuning SQL Server Reporting Services

SQL Performance

Many database administrators find themselves having to support instances of SQL Server Reporting Services (SSRS), or at least the backend databases that are required for SSRS.

Which Is the Best PostgreSQL GUI? 2019 Comparison


PostgreSQL graphical user interface (GUI) tools help these open source database users to manage, manipulate, and visualize their data. In this post, we discuss the top 5 GUI tools for administering your PostgreSQL deployments.

Explore Autonomous Cloud Management at an Autonomous Cloud Lab


Dynatrace news. The path to Autonomous Cloud Management (ACM) and NoOps is a transformational journey that reaches all parts of an organization. It fundamentally changes how teams and tools work together with a common goal: deliver software faster, more frequently and with a higher degree of quality.

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18 Types of Software Testing You Need to Use for Higher Quality Products


There are many types of software testing that you can use to improve your products. How Much of a Company's Budget Is Spent on Quality Assurance and Testing? A whopping 39% globally this year. That means software testing spending is up 13% from 2017.

Updating graph databases with Cypher

The Morning Paper

Updating graph databases with Cypher Green et al., VLDB’19. This is the story of a great collaboration between academia, industry, and users of the Cypher graph querying language as created by Neo4j.

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Deploying AI powered software intelligence in environments with technical or regulatory constraints


Dynatrace news. As you probably know, Dynatrace is the leading Software Intelligence Platform, focused on web-scale cloud monitoring. But did you know that Dynatrace offers multiple deployment models to fulfill your requirements? As a Sr.

Smashtest Tutorial: Run Your Automation Script 10x Times Faster


Soon your automation will be running at top speed! When it comes to automated website testing, one extremely important parameter is the intellect gathered from the output of your automation test execution i.e. the number of bugs reported, percentage of pass/failed test cases, test coverage, etc.

Fine-grained, secure and efficient data provenance on blockchain systems

The Morning Paper

Fine-grained, secure and efficient data provenance on blockchain systems Ruan et al., VLDB’19. We haven’t covered a blockchain paper on The Morning Paper for a while, and today’s choice won the best paper award at VLDB’19.

5G Will Definitely Make the Web Slower, Maybe

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Scott Jehl has written this wonderful piece about how 5G is on the horizon and how it could cause problems for users. But first, he starts by talking about the overwhelming positive news about it: [.] as it matures 5G is predicted to improve network speeds dramatically.

Compare KPIs across time and management zones on a single dashboard


Dynatrace news. Reporting deltas (i.e, comparing differences) between sets of timeframes or other logical units, is a valuable practice for evaluating business success.

How to Develop a Solid Regression Testing Strategies


Another activity that requires strategy. Regression Testing. Regression testing is a process that continues throughout the life cycle of an application.

SQL Server Execution Plans Interview Questions

SQL Shack

In this article, we will discuss a few very common questions that you may be asked during a SQL Server administrator or developer technical job interview. Q1: What is a SQL Server Execution Plan?

Even more amazing papers at VLDB 2019 (that I didn’t have space to cover yet)

The Morning Paper

We’ve been covering papers from VLDB 2019 for the last three weeks, and next week it will be time to mix things up again. There were so many interesting papers at the conference this year though that I haven’t been able to cover nearly as many as I would like. So today’s post is a short summary of things that caught my eye that I haven’t covered so far. A few of these might make it onto The Morning Paper in weeks to come, you never know! Industry papers. Tunable consistency in MongoDB.

AWS EKS Monitoring as a Self-Service with Dynatrace


Dynatrace news. Kubernetes (k8s) provides basic monitoring through the Kubernetes API and you can find instructions like Top 9 Open Source Tools for Monitoring Kubernetes as a “do it yourself guide”. For EKS – Amazon’s Kubernetes Service – you can get a preview of CloudWatch Container Insights.

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New Dedicated Application Server Revs PHP to Peak Performance


How does this Peak Perform? Running a PHP application offers a wholly unique experience compared to running applications in other programming languages like Java or Golang.

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Securing the software delivery value stream for safer digital innovation


The Bifurcation of Security. In recent years, we’re seeing a clear split within the security community. There’s the “traditional” enterprise security focused on auditable controls, segregation of duties, approvals, change management, etc.

25 Experts Share Their Tips for building Scalable Web Application


How do you build Scalable Web Apps that users not only love but come over & over again? We’ve pulled together tips from 25+ experts all over the web so that you can make sure they’re using the best of Web Scalability tips without failure. Here's what some of them had to say.

LATAM Partner Awards and Partner Summit 2019


Dynatrace news. The Dynatrace LATAM team were delighted to host the third successful Partner Summit in Medellín, Colombia for more than 80 partners from 7 different countries. At the Partner Awards dinner, we recognized and celebrated the contribution and success of all our LATAM partners.

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A Guide to Reducing Cold Start Frequency


Time is money , especially in the age of the Internet. In fact, users decide within 8 seconds if they're going to continue using your service. Frequent lags can destroy your reputation. If you have a serverless architecture , cold starts can cause these lags. performance serverless aws lambda faas lambda architecture cold start

Why regression testing should be a shared responsibility

TechBeacon Testing

Regression testing should be shared, either within the delivery team as a whole or between development and QA. But in too many companies, this testing is still seen as primarily QA’s problem. App Dev & Testing, Testing, Application Testing, Quality Assurance (QA

Execute SQL Tasks in SSIS: Output Parameters Vs Result Sets

SQL Shack

In the previous article, I gave an overview of Execute SQL Task in SSIS and we illustrated some of the differences between writing an expression to evaluate SqlStatementSource property and writing this expression within a variable and change the Execute SQL Task Source Type to variable.

Cultural breakthrough: 5 change management tips to support your digital transformation


Digital transformations typically demand major shifts in thinking, processes and behavior across the organization. It’s rarely, if ever, easy – especially when it comes to scaling and sustaining the transformation.

Multi-tenancy support in SQL Persistence

Particular Software

Multi-tenant systems are a popular way to use the same codebase to provide services to different customers while minimizing the effect they have on each other. In a distributed message-based system you need to partition customer information and segregate messages from different customers as well.

How to stack your test automation's deck

TechBeacon Testing

Arranging the playing cards in a deck to be in one's favor is called "stacking the deck." Outside of card playing, people use the term more generally to mean arranging a situation to increase your chances of a favorable outcome.

Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For September 20th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: What could be simpler? duckbillgroup ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd love your support on Patreon. I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for people who need to understand the cloud. And who doesn't these days?

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Build automated self-healing systems with xMatters and Dynatrace (Part 3 of 3)


Dynatrace news. Welcome back to the blog series in which we show how you can easily solve three common problem scenarios by using Dynatrace and xMatters Flow Designer.

How to solve the testing challenges that come with serverless apps

TechBeacon Testing

Serverless technologies can go a long way toward helping organizations with certain application needs avoid the complexity of infrastructure management. You can just throw code at the cloud and have an application. But implementing serverless apps has consequences.

Recognising our Top Performing APAC Partners


Dynatrace news. Over the last few weeks, the Dynatrace team from across the Asia-Pacific region has been on the road as part of the exhilarating Dynatrace PerformGo! World Tour.

Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part III: Patroni

High Scalability

In our previous blog posts, we discussed the capabilities and functioning of PostgreSQL Automatic Failover (PAF) by Cluster Labs and Replication Manager (repmgr) by 2ndQuadrant. In the final post of this series, we will review the last solution, Patroni by Zalando, and compare all three at the end so you can determine which high availability framework is best for your PostgreSQL hosting deployment. Managing High Availability in PostgreSQL – Part I: PostgreSQL Automatic Failover.

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