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Why Developers Should Measure IMS Transaction Performance

By | June 9th, 2016|App Performance, Code Quality, Data, DevOps, Featured|

IMS is still used by some of the largest and most important mainframe customers in the world. It still has the ability to be incredibly fast and efficient. But developers often forego measuring IMS transaction performance, a critical component to developing and delivering mainframe software in a digital economy that expects speed and quality.

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10 Questions to Avoid a Classical Business War Room Scenario

By | October 30th, 2013|App Performance|

I personally don’t like the term “War Room” when describing a firefighting situation that many software companies have to deal with when systems go down or have problems. The way these war rooms typically play out is that key personnel (engineers, operations, business) are summoned into a room until the [...]

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Best Practices for Performance-focused DevOps

By | October 17th, 2013|App Performance|

Based on my recent discussions – 80% of the problems that cause War Room scenarios are caused by only about 20% of problem patterns. Most of them are related to performance or architectural issues in the application or in the infrastructure that supports your application. A recent study concluded that 80% of development time is wasted with triaging and fixing [...]

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I’m Not Scared of DevOps and you Shouldn’t be Either

By | September 5th, 2013|Agile Dev, App Performance, DevOps|

DevOps is speeding towards the IT world like a freight train and the hype around it is deafening. There is no reason to be afraid of this change as it is the natural reaction to the agile movement that revolutionized development just a few years ago.  By definition, DevOps is the [...]

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How to Triple Throughput and Improve Application Performance Through End-to-End Testing

By | October 17th, 2012|DevOps|

Load Tests are great. They tell you whether your application can handle the simulated load by staying within the acceptable response times for the tested transactions. When just looking at the average response time as measured on the web servers it will be hard to tell Do we have a [...]

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Bridging the Chasm: From Collision to Connection between the Mainframe and the Distributed World

By | October 11th, 2012|App Performance|

If you are an IT manager, application owner, architect or developer in a corporation leveraging a mainframe, then today is a revolutionary day: Application Performance Management is now available end-to-end for the mainframe. Read about how this will drastically change the way we manage developing, refining, testing and bug-fixing applications [...]

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How Garbage Collection differs in the three big JVMs

By | May 11th, 2011|App Performance, Featured|

Most articles about garbage collection ignore the fact that the Sun Hotspot JVM is not the only game in town. In fact whenever you have to work with either IBM WebSphere or Oracle WebLogic you will run on a different runtime. While the concept of Garbage Collection is the same, the [...]

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