Observability is your Best Friend

With the rapid pace at which apps and services are being built in 2021, observability has become a non-negotiable must-have for your systems or services that are the backbone for your business. Along with key business metrics that help feed and drive business requirements and decisions, observability and key performance and availability metrics help make technical decisions to ensure maximum uptime, excellent performance and problem areas of focus.

Let’s start with what is observability and how do you get it implemented across your organisation and what are the considerations.

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Is Continuous Performance Testing reducing time spent on analysis?

This has been a passionate topic for me especially since the last couple of months where I have spent a good amount of time trying to justify that continuous performance testing cannot replace the amount of time we need to spend on analysis. And at times we have ended up learning the hard way.

Late last year I started working for a team that was responsible of transforming an on-premise monolith middle-layer into cloud based microservices with the biggest motivation being reduction in cost and delivering a resilient, highly available and reliable architecture. Who doesn’t love the sound of that until you understand the mammoth task it really is. A 21-gun salute to the architect(s)/designers who took up this task. I stand by you.

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Don’t FOCUS on the Tool

Don’t FOCUS on the Tool

When I talk to technologists at meetups and technical conferences about the importance of Performance testing, its interesting to hear a majority of them believe that ‘Performance Testing is all about using an automated tool’ to do the job. I thought its time to address this in a blog where I take on different perspectives and the amount of importance a tool needs to be given.

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