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TestGuild Performance Testing and SRE is a weekly podcast hosted by Joe Colantonio, which geeks out on all things software performance testing related. TestGuild Performance Podcast covers news found in the performance testing space, reviews books about software performance and speaks with some of the thought leaders in the Performance and Site Reliability field. We’ll aim to interview some of today’s most successful and inspiring software engineers thought leaders.
 
Caztalks is an attempt to take developers to the next level and help the CXOs to understand the technical world better. Serious attempt is made to bring out the good and bad of a particular technology as well as how to use it in the best possible way. This podcast series covers but is not limited to C#, .NET, HTML5, Node.js, Javascript, TypeScript, JavaScript Frameworks, Design Patterns, Mobile Development, SOLID principles, DevOps, Object Oriented Programming (OOP), Domain Driven Design (DD ...
 
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What is "The Edge"? The answer is that it means different things to different people, but it always involves lifting logic, data, and processing load off of your backend servers and onto other machines. Sometimes those machines are spread out over many small datacenters, or sometimes they are in the hands of your customers. In all cases, computing …
 
Do you know the history of real user monitoring (RUM) tools? In this episode, Shashwat Sehgal of Splunk breaks down the past, present, and future of RUM in the modern era. Discover what RUM is, three ways it’s underutilized, how it fits into the DevOps SRE landscape, and why it's more important now than ever. Listen up!…
 
00:00:24 Introduction 00:02:19 Edo's Background 00:08:20 What are Embeddings? 00:14:00 Self-Organizing Maps & how humans store data 00:22:27 The lifecycle of a machine learning system 00:34:40 The weirdness of high-dimensional spaces 00:42:20 How to manage a vector database 00:47:01 Pinecone the company ★ Support this podcast on Patreon ★…
 
Are you thinking of moving from an SDET to SRE? In this episode Evan Niedojadlo, an SRE and former SDET, will share his journey implementing a site reliability engineering process at his company. Discover what went wrong, what you should avoid, key areas to focus on to overcome technical debt, getting executive buy-in, and more. Listen up!…
 
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In the last few years, a lot has happened in the field of Chaos Engineering. No worries! In this episode, Benjamin Wilms, founder of SteadyBit, breaks it all down for you. Discover the evolution of chaos engineering, build a culture of resilience, Kubernetes, and much more. Listen up to find out how to bring order to chaos.…
 
Is your application observable? In this episode, Henrik Rexed, a Cloud-Native Advocate at Dynatrace, shares how you and your teams can implement better observability into your systems. Discover how he transitioned from performance testing to SRE, the difference between APM and Observability, Kubernetes, Telemetry, his new YouTube “Is it Observable”…
 
How is Chaos Engineering different and like performance testing? In this episode, Michael Sage, a solutions architect, and chaos engineer at Gremlin, shares real-world examples of applying Chaos engineering to the banking industry. Discover practices like Chaos experiments, the five steps for the Scientific Method for Chaos Engineering, black holes…
 
The third of a three part conversation on flow engineering with Steve Pereira. Steve Pereira, aka "The Value Stream Guy", is the author of the Flow Engineering ebook, founder of Visible Consulting, and co-founder of the Flow Collective peer group. Adam and Steve come back to the fractal nature of flow, value streams, and where to start with improvi…
 
The second of a three part conversation on flow engineering with Steve Pereira. Steve Pereira, aka "The Value Stream Guy", is the author of the Flow Engineering ebook, founder of Visible Consulting, and co-founder of the Flow Collective peer group. Steve goes deeper into flow engineering and the four maps: outcome, value streams, dependencies, and …
 
Need to put together a load test for your software but don’t know where to start? Want to improve your current performance-testing efforts? In this episode, Leandro Melendez (AKA Sr. Performo) will discuss his new book, The Hitchhiking Guide To Load Testing Projects. Discover proven performance principles and practices from this fun, step-by-step w…
 
You’ve seen the dancing Boston Dynamics dogs, Honda’s ASIMO greeting people at malls, and the half-court-shooting robot at the Olympics, among other awe-inspiring robot stories that nowadays are getting increasingly more common. But equally fascinating, especially for us programmers, is the amount of programming and structure needed to make sure th…
 
The first of a three part conversation on flow engineering with Steve Pereira. Steve Pereira, aka "The Value Stream Guy", is the author of the Flow Engineering ebook, founder of Visible Consulting, and co-founder of the Flow Collective peer group. Steve recounts his career and how he became so passionate about business value and how it flows across…
 
Get ready to learn how to plan and conduct your next performance test. In this episode, Nikolay Avramov, a software engineer at Automate the Planet, shares performance testing fundamentals. Discover what exactly performance testing is and how you can perform it as part of your test strategy. Also, learn how to set up and create your performance tes…
 
Brief Summary: Authentication has become a necessity in a digital world that’s ever-increasing in complexity. What can you do to arm yourself against the constant threat of data breaches and hacks? In this episode Jason sits down with Aviad Mizrachi, CTO and Co-Founder of Frontegg, to give us valuable insight into how Authentication works, and how …
 
Adam revists the ideas that created Toyota after learning from The High Velocity Edge and The New Economics. Jeffery Liker's "The Toyota Way" presents 14 principles grouped into four categories: Philosophy, Process, People, and Problem Solving. Adam gives a short summary of each and how they relate to past material covered on the podcast. Free Reso…
 
In this duo episode, Jason and Patrick introduce us to the world of hash maps, from buckets and hash functions, to differences between open and closed addressing, to minimal perfect hashes and locality sensitive hashing. A familiarity with hash maps is an oft-overlooked but highly sought-after skill, and it can be a valuable asset for those eyeing …
 
Want to know the latest in emerging trends for site reliability engineering? In this episode Leo Vasiliou, creator of the CatchPoint 2021 SRE Report, shares this year’s survey insights. Discover insights from over 300 site reliability engineers around the globe, as well as actionable advice to help you deliver better value to your customers. Key to…
 
The third of a three part conversation on Dr. Deming with John Willis. John Willis is a coauthor of the DevOps Handbook and host of the Profound podcast dedicated to discussing Dr. Deming. Adam and John dial in on one of the core tenants of the System of Profound knowledge: understanding variation. They discuss special and common cause variation an…
 
The second of a three part conversation on Dr. Deming with John Willis. John Willis is a coauthor of the DevOps Handbook and host of the Profound podcast dedicated to discussing Dr. Deming. Adam and John focus on Deming's second book "The New Economics" which introduces the system of profound knowledge. This is why John's podcast is named "Profound…
 
Observability has been a topic I’ve heard more and more about the past few years. But what is it really, and how does it apply to testing? In this episode, Abby Bangser, a Site Reliability Engineer (SRE) at Duffel, breaks it down for you. Discover what observability & telemetry is, how to use observability in debugging, how observability is differe…
 
The first of a three part conversation on Dr. Deming with John Willis. John Willis is a coauthor of the DevOps Handbook and host of the Profound podcast dedicated to discussing Dr. Deming. Adam and John introduce Dr. Deming for the unfamiliar through his two books: "Out of the Crisis" and "New Economics". This leads into his discussion on lean theo…
 
How do you performance test audio and video? In this episode, Domeniks Bisofs and Nikolajs Varlamovsall will share their secrets about the tricky task of audio and video performance testing. Discover audio and video testing tips, how to set up a performance test, the most common audio and video quality performance issues a tester needs to be aware …
 
You probably know that Karate DSL can help you with functional automation testing. But do you know you can also use it for performance testing? In this episode, Artem Bondar, author of the online course Karate DSL: API Automation and Performance from Zero to Hero, shares how. Discover how to leverage your existing Karate scripts for performance tes…
 
The first episode of a few episodes discussing Dr. Deming's works. Adam recaps a principle of Dr. Deming's "System of Profound Knowledge": understanding variation. There are two types of variation: common and special causes. Misunderstanding the type of variation leads to wasted effort and lost resources. Understanding variation helps optimize syst…
 
Ever wondered how route planning apps, well, plan routes? In this episode, we navigate through this fascinating topic, a field as data-driven and systemic as it is magical and compelling. Joining us is Parker Woodward, Route Expert and Marketing Director for Route4Me. We discuss how route planning works, the intricacies behind it, and how services …
 
I think A/B testing is an under-utilized technique in SRE and Performance Engineering practices. In this episode, David Sweet, author of the book Tuning Up from A/B testing to Bayesian optimization, shares practical and modern experimental methods that are super helpful to software engineers. Discover tips for designing, running and analyzing an A/…
 
What makes for good documentation? In this episode, we dive into one of the most important yet overlooked facets of coding. With us are Omer Rosenbaum and Tim Post of Swimm.io. Swimm is an app that allows you to create docs coupled with your code, which are auto-synced and integrated into your workflow. It makes for much more efficient, elegant, an…
 
Did you know that Appium has an in-built integration to XCode Instruments? In this episode, Sandeep Dinesh shares how to leverage this information to measure your iOS app’s performance in a real device or a simulator. Discover performance testing mobile app tips, what to measure, and key performance indicators to be aware of. Listen up!…
 
Slow loading times can drive users away from even the coolest of websites or applications. But how can you pinpoint where your product's performance issues lie? In this episode, Dave Westerveld shares the fundamentals of performance testing, including tests and tools to use, monitoring, types of performance tests, and more. Discover the fundamental…
 
This is the final episode in the series on the 2009 Book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. Adam and Steve reflect on the fundamental thesis in the book: apply the scientific method everywhere to everything all the time. This leads to a conversation on how the ideas directly apply to software, deployment pipelines, the ideal flow, and applyi…
 
Part nine of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. My closing thoughts on the book before the next episode featuring my conversation with Steven Spear. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & Peace & IT Pocket Guide Adam Hawkins' Links Websi…
 
Part eight of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode demonstrates the third capability, knowledge sharing, and the fourth, developing skills in others, through Toyota's "jishuken" exercise. It's a process for improving problem solving processes. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Produc…
 
In this episode, we’re excited to have Meredydd Luff, the founder of Anvil. Anvil is a powerful tool that allows you to build full stack web apps with just Python. Without the need to be fluent in Javascript or other languages, Anvil is easy enough for beginners, but robust enough for professional work. We talk to Meredydd about Anvil and its featu…
 
Part seven of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. The episode covers applying a disciplined problem solving method to achieve the second capability. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & Peace & IT Pocket Guide Adam Hawkins' Links Websit…
 
Part six of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode completes the discussion on the first capability: system design and operation by identifying the four levels of system design and their associated checks. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Po…
 
Part five of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode continues discussing system design and operations with a focus on using "jidoka" to build in quality control into systems. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & Peace & IT Poc…
 
Part four of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode introduces the two pillars of the first capability: design systems to reveal problems. The first pillar is Taiichi Ohno's "kanban", or pull-based, philosophy on system design. The second pillar is Sakichi Toyoda's "jidoka", or self-regulation, ph…
 
Part three of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode tells the story of how Admiral Hyman Rickover demonstrated the four capabilities while creating the US Navy's nuclear reactor (or NR) program. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide…
 
In this episode, Harsh Upreti will go through the importance of load testing your back-end APIs. You’ll learn more about APIs and their performance contracts and hear about useful load templates to get started with API load testing. Harsh will also walk through some REST API examples and share tips on using distributed load testing. Listen Up!…
 
Part two of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode demonstrates the four capabilities through Alcoa's commitment to changing their safety culture. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & Peace & IT Pocket Guide Adam Hawkins' Link…
 
Part one of a nine part series on the 2009 book "The High Velocity Edge" by Steven Spear. This episode demonstrates how complex systems fail through the story of Mrs. Grant and the four capabilities to overcome such failures. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & Peace & IT Pock…
 
In this episode, we talk with Frank McSherry, Gödel Prize-winning data scientist, and Co-founder and Chief Scientist at Materialize, Inc. Frank shares expert viewpoints drawn from his years as an academic, as well as personal insights on helping run a company at the cutting edge of real-time data streaming. Show Notes: https://www.programmingthrowd…
 
In this episode, James will boil down for you what is performance engineering today, and some of the core attributes that we look at in terms of performance as a performance engineer. TestGuild Performance Exclusive Sponsor SmartBear is dedicated to helping you release great software, faster, so they made two great tools. Automate your UI performan…
 
Programming Throwdown talks cybersecurity with Dotan Nahum, CEO and Co-founder of Spectral. Dotan provides us with a high-level overview of the role of cybersecurity, its definition, evolution, and current challenges. He also shares tips for small- and medium-sized ventures on how to develop best practices. The episode touches on the following key …
 
Enjoy this meme ready episode with Bryan Finster. Bryan Finster leads a DevOps dojo at a Fortune 50 enterprise where he helps teams deliver to production daily. This episode continues recurring discussion topics on the post: integrated vs isolated development environments, software architecture and team owner, and their relationship to delivering t…
 
Performance testing is a non-functional testing technique performed to determine the system’s parameters in terms of responsiveness and stability under various workloads. In today’s times where digital web applications are being used more than ever, performance testing is a critical part of ensuring optimal customer experience. But what do you meas…
 
Adam welcomes Dave Mangot to the show for a book discussion. The book is a classic leadership and management book: "The Five Dysfunctions of a Team". Adam & Dave discuss the dysfunctions through a lens of software delivery, DevOps, and SRE. Free Resources DevOps Email Course Project to Product Email Course Continuous Improvement Pocket Guide War & …
 
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