Performance Benchmarking

What's a benchmark? What's a baseline? What's the frackin' difference between these things? If you've ever been stuck in a meeting with someone who asks for a benchmark, chances are they have not a clue what they are saying. This episode is a response to a listener's inquiry to ask@perfbytes.com.

PerfBytes Down Under at WOPR25

James, Eric and I spent a week living together in Wellington, New Zealand in February 2017. We were all there for the Workshop on Performance and Reliability, a peer conference with some of the absolutely brightest minds in performance testing, engineering, management and research. At the end of each day we sat down with a few of the attendees to reflect on the experiences of the day. Here are those 2 shows.

Listen to "WOPR25 Day 1 Wrap-up" on Spreaker.

Listen to "WOPR25 Day 2 Wrapup" on Spreaker.

PerfBytes at Dynatrace PERFORM 2017

Back in 2015 we had the distinct pleasure of a live broadcast at the Dynatrace worldwide user conference, PERFORM - in Orlando, FL USA. We must have done something really good at that event because they invited us back to broadcast at their conference in 2017. This was a much bigger show in Las Vegas with our co-podcasters Brian Wilson and Andreas Grabner who are hosts of the up-and-coming Pure Performance podcast from Dynatrace. There were nearly 3 days of recordings and broadcasts here - the most we've ever done live. There are many testimonials, tips, pointers and exciting breaking news in these shows. Take your time. Go slowly. Don't hurt yourself.

Day 1

Listen to "Welcome to Dynatrace Perform 2017" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Tuesday Morning" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Tuesday Part 2" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Tuesday Wrap-up" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Tuesday Nightclub Highlights" on Spreaker.

Day 2

Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Wednesday Morning" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Wednesday Part 2" on Spreaker. Listen to "Dynatrace Perform 2017 Wednesday Farewell" on Spreaker.