Episode #53 Performance Deadly Sins

Recorded January 26th, 2015

What better way to renew your faith in performance testing than to review a short list of the few simple things to keep in mind for your engineering efforts. "If your mistake causes such a massive outage that it harms innocent people...most likely you've actually committed a performance deadly sin, of some sort." In this episode, HoCho joins the show as we also list the Ten Holy Performance Commandments that you can share with your PM or Oracle DBA.

Episode formally sponsored by our good friends at Smart Bear, check ‘em out!

Episode #52 PerfBytes 2014 Year In Review

Recorded December 30th, 2014

Thank you to our sponsors and listeners for making 2014 our best PerfBytian year yet! Now becoming a tradition for the third year in a row, James and Mark review the best, worst and most hilarious experiences of this 2014 year of performance. We're checking in with Prancercize.com, mentioning the website that shall not be named and nominating a nude actor to the be the PerfBytes Person of The Year.

Episode formally sponsored by our good friends at Smart Bear, check ‘em out!

Episode #51 Cyber Week Performance 2014

Recorded December 10th, 2014

Despite their attempt to expand Black Friday and Cyber Monday into an entire week-long shopping boondogle in 2014 there were a few online retailers who still toppled under heavy load, increased mobile traffic and infrastructure vulnerability. James and Mark suggest a few steps to take in your post-holiday review, what kinds of traffic to examine, what kinds of tools to consider and how to prepare for longer load testing before 2015 holidays.

Episode formally sponsored by our good friends at Smart Bear, check ‘em out!

Episode #50 Batch Performance

Recorded October 13th, 2014

Do know about all that stuff running overnight, all night long, that sometimes fails in the middle of the night? And then it completely ruins your day when your boss comes to your desk and asks: "Did you ever test that settlement reports job?" Ooops! On this epsiode of PerfBytes we'll answer an email from ask@perfbytes.com with tips on testing and optimizing batch job performance.

Episode formally sponsored by our good friends at Smart Bear, check ‘em out!

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