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The Effect of Isolation Levels on Distributed SQL Performance Benchmarking


This cottage has a high isolation level. You may also like: SQL Server Tips and Techniques for Database Performance Optimization.

How AI Solves the Kubernetes Complexity Conundrum


Dynatrace news. Kubernetes has certainly earned its reputation as a pivotal part in enterprise IT’s shift from yesterday’s monoliths to today’s more dynamic microservices, containers and multi-cloud infrastructures. But the shift has been a double-edged sword.

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How Machine Learning Offers a New Dimension to Software Testing?


Over the past few years, the software testing industry seems to be evolving at a faster pace. As per one study, 62 percent of the. The post How Machine Learning Offers a New Dimension to Software Testing? appeared first on Kovair Blog. Technologies Test Management Machine Learning Test Automation

Solving Performance Hotspots With Memory Pooling in Go


Solve performance hotspots like solving a puzzle. You may also like: Optimizing Database Performance and Efficiency. Introduction. Igneous is an unstructured data management company. We move bytes back and forth — that’s what we do.

22 Reasons Why Test Automation Fails For Your Web Application


Automation testing in progress. I can relate to the feeling where you wish to achieve flawless automation testing in the blink of an eye! On the other hand, I also understand the apprehension that is causing you to delay test automation.

Keeping DevOps cool in a heated environment


Dynatrace news. Cloud platforms are somewhat a staple component to enterprises’ IT environments today, helping to achieve objectives and drive better business operations, but more often than not we don’t see the outcomes or rewards reaped from the use of such platforms.

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HammerDB: Avoiding bottlenecks in client.


HammerDB is a great tool for running Database benchmarks. However it is very easy to create an artificial bottleneck which will give a very poor benchmark result.

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Top Seven Browser Compatibility Testing Tools For Developers in 2019


Some valuable browser testing tools. When talking about website or web app development, one thing that developers are most concerned about is cross-browser compatibility. As you know, there are multiple things involved in creating a website, such as planning, designing, testing, etc.

CIO research: Cloud complexity of growing concern


Dynatrace news. My favorite slide, that I used in nearly every one of my presentations, is a simple statement; “You have one of the hardest jobs in the world.”. I see people nod their head, smile and sometimes pull out a phone and take a photo.

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Small world with high risks: a study of security threats in the npm ecosystem

The Morning Paper

Small world with high risks: a study of security threats in the npm ecosystem Zimmermann et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019. This is a fascinating study of the npm ecosystem, looking at the graph of maintainers and packages and its evolution over time.

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Database Metrics

SQL Shack

Summary There is a multitude of database metrics that we can collect and use to help us understand database and server resource consumption, as well as overall usage. This data can include hardware statistics, such as measures of CPU or memory consumed over time.

Monitor Your App’s Health With Spring Boot Actuator


Vegetables won't keep your app healthy. Ever wanted to see the precise HTTP traffic going through your Spring Boot API? With the Spring Boot Actuator and some code, you can! Spring Boot Actuator manages and monitors the health of your app using HTTP endpoints.

Improved content validation for Synthetic browser and clickpath monitors


Dynatrace news. With the release of Dynatrace 1.178, we’ve added a new type of content validation capability for synthetic browser and clickpath monitors. The contains visible text option mimics the Find (Ctrl+F/Cmd+F) functionality of a web browser.

Measuring CPU performance with X-Ray and pgbench.


Nutanix X-Ray is well known for being able to model IO/Storage workloads, but what about workloads that are CPU bound? X-Ray can run Ansible scripts on the X-Ray worker VMs, and by doing so we are able to provision almost any application.

SSIS Connection Managers: OLE DB vs ODBC vs ADO.NET

SQL Shack

In this article, I will first give an overview of the OLE DB, ODBC, and ADO.NET SSIS connection managers. Then I will try to illustrate the difference between them when trying to connect to SQL Server.

Debugging Microservices With Contract Testing


Sign your contract tests on the dotted line. Microservices architecture has made tremendous changes to how we develop our software applications. Higher granularity in microservices is exposing boundaries that were previously hidden.

In-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes

The Morning Paper

in-toto: providing farm-to-table guarantees for bits and bytes Torres-Arias et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019. Small world with high risks did a great job of highlighting the absurd risks we’re currently carrying in many software supply chains. There are glimmers of hope though.

Why Do Selenium Tests Fail? : Top Reasons


Selenium was first conceptualized in 2004 at ThoughtWorks for website automation and has come a long way from it’s first Web Driver version to becoming a W3C standard protocol.

SSIS Data types: Change from the Advanced Editor vs Data Conversion Transformations

SQL Shack

In this article, I will first give an overview of SSIS data types and data types conversion methods and then I will illustrate the difference between changing the columns data types from the Source Advanced editor and using Data Conversion Transformation.

Thoughts on Efficient Enterprise Testing (Part One)


Multitasking is the MOST efficient. Testing in the enterprise is still a topic that is not as extensively used as it should be. Writing and especially maintaining tests takes time and effort, however, cutting short on software tests can’t be the solution.

Detecting and characterizing lateral phishing at scale

The Morning Paper

Detecting and characterizing lateral phishing at scale Ho et al., USENIX Security Symposium 2019. This is an investigation into the phenomenon of lateral phishing attacks.

Knowledge is power – how your QA/test teams can help you accelerate your value delivery 


As the digital demands of the business continue to escalate, software delivery teams are under extraordinary pressure to deliver more work faster.

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Inspired Design Decisions: Bea Feitler, An Unstoppable Creative Force

Smashing Magazine

Inspired Design Decisions: Bea Feitler, An Unstoppable Creative Force. Inspired Design Decisions: Bea Feitler, An Unstoppable Creative Force. Andrew Clarke. 2019-10-03T14:30:59+02:00. 2019-10-03T13:18:03+00:00. Even if you didn’t study graphic design at art school, you might know a few famous names.

QUIC - Faster Content Delivery on Layer 4


After HTTP/2, coming up next is QUIC (Quick UDP Internet Connections). Google has been working for quite some time to speed up its network protocols in order to minimize website response times.

Personality Tests Don't Belong In Job Interviews

Professor Beekums

I find it distressing that more and more companies using personality tests in their interview process. My colleagues mentioned that they have seen this trend increase as well. They note that it is a convenient way to get around anti-discrimination laws because the results are hidden. I’m going to give a benefit of a doubt and not assume this practice is due to some sinister motive. I think a much simpler explanation is that hiring managers are trying to make their jobs easier

Making the mark in STEM – the ongoing legacy of “Amazing Grace” Hopper


“The most important thing I’ve accomplished, other than building the compiler, is training young people. They come to me, you know, and say, ‘Do you think we can do this?’ ’ I say, ‘Try it.’ And I back ’em up.” – Dr. Grace Hopper.

The Financialization of Disruptive Technology

The Agile Manager

It's fashionable to champion an investment-oriented model for software development, particularly around exploratory opportunities. Allocate risk capital, run experiments through software, learn what works and what doesn't work, re-focus, rinse, repeat, reap rewards.

PPC Optimization: Optimizing Smart Campaigns

Website Optimization

In July 2018 Google rolled out Smart Campaigns in Google Ads in the US. Smart campaigns are designed for small businesses without a dedicated marketing staff. Semi-automated and self optimizing Smart campaigns are designed to drive leads and traffic with minimal setup and maintenance (see Figure 1).

Custom Software vs Off-the-shelf: Best Approach for Business Growth


Custom Software is built according to user requirements while off-the-shelf software is the readymade software that can be used immediately after purchase. Choosing the right one for your organisation can sometimes leave you in a difficult situation.

Redis Cloud Gets Easier with Fully Managed Hosting on Azure


PALO ALTO, Calif., October 2, 2019 – ScaleGrid, a rapidly growing leader in the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) space, has just launched their new fully managed Redis on Azure service. This Redis management solution allows startups up to enterprise-level organizations automate their Redis operations on Microsoft Azure dedicated cloud servers, alongside their other open source database deployments, including MongoDB , MySQL and PostgreSQL.

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Stuff The Internet Says On Scalability For October 4th, 2019

High Scalability

Wake up! It's HighScalability time: SpaceX ready to penetrate space with their super heavy rocket. announcement ). Do you like this sort of Stuff? I'd greatly appreciate your support on Patreon. And I wrote Explain the Cloud Like I'm 10 for all who want to understand the cloud.

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Redis Cloud Gets Easier with Fully Managed Hosting on Azure

High Scalability

ScaleGrid, a rapidly growing leader in the Database-as-a-Service (DBaaS) space, has just launched their new fully managed Redis on Azure service.

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High Scalability

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