PurePerformance

PurePerformance

The brutal truth about digital performance engineering and operations. Andreas (aka Andi) Grabner and Brian Wilson are veterans of the digital performance world. Combined they have seen too many applications not scaling and performing up to expectations. With more rapid deployment models made possible through continuous delivery and a mentality shift sparked by DevOps they feel it’s time to share their stories. In each episode, they and their guests discuss different topics concerning performance, ranging from common performance problems for specific technology platforms to best practices in development, testing, deploying and monitoring software performance and user experience. Be prepared to learn a lot about metrics. Andi & Brian both work at Dynatrace, where they get to witness more real world customer performance issues than they can TPS report at.

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July 19, 2021 58 min
Like many frontend developers, Sergey Chernyshev was inspired in the late 2000 by Steve Souders to contribute to and grow the web performance community. Not only did he launch the Meed4SPEEDs as part of the New York Web Performance Meetup. He also worked for meetup.com helping them to improve web performance and user experience. Over the past years Sergey contributed to many projects such as WebPageTest.org, UX Capture Library, Jam...
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In his SLOConf talk Production load testing as a guardrail for SLOs and in his blog Production Load Testing, Hassy Veldstra, founder of artillery.io makes the case for load testing in production. It helped him in various organizations to establish SLOs (Service Level Objectives) and change the way engineers think about performance. He got inspired by Building Evolutionary Architectures which introduces the concept of performance as...
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How do you convince an organization that just went through a 2 year DevOps transformation to continue the journey by applying SRE practices? What is SRE anyway? What are good SLOs? And how do you get development teams to take responsibility for their code in production?

Bart Enkelaar, Lead Site Reliability Engineer at bol.com, not only got their organization to apply SRE practices, define good SLOs and got dev teams to rotate on-cal...
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While some think about the late Austrian musician, Dan POP and the CNCF community thinks about modern security when it comes to Falco.

Listen in and hear directly from Dan (@danpopnyc) who, besides doing many things in the CNCF community, also hosts POPCAST where he started connecting technology leaders during the last year. In the podcast you learn a lot about security, the power of eBPF and how Falco aims to contribute to runt...
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Wonder what you learn when building k8s from scratch for a large enterprise? Wonder what you learn when automating delivery by connecting your different DevOps tools together?

Nana Janashia runs one of the most successful technical YouTube channels called TechWorld with Nana where she covers topics ranging from containers, docker, k8s, cloud native and DevOps. She basically takes her lessons learned and explains technologies and con...
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Have you ever thought about reorganizing data allocation based on production telemetry data? Have you ever thought about shifting compiler budgets to parts of your code that is heavily executed based on profiling information captured from your real end users? Whether the answer is yes or no you will be fascinated by Taras Tsugrii, Software Engineer at Facebook, who is sharing his experience on optimizing everything from compilers, ...
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Googles Census, OpenCencus, OpenTelemetry and AWS Distro for OpenTelemetry. Our guest Jaana Dogan, Principal Engineer at AWS, has been working in observability over many years and definitely had a positive impact on the where OpenTelemetry is today. In this episode Jaana (@rakyll) explains which problems the industry, and especially cloud vendors, try to solve with their investment in open source standards such as OpenTelemetry...
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Performance Engineering is not about running a performance test twice a year. That is just a poor attempt trying to validate your non functional requirements.

Roman Ferstl, Managing Directory at Triscon, has discovered his love for performance engineering while optimizing code for software used in a space program. He then founded Triscon who is now helping to establish and scale performance engineering at large enterprises. In this ...
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To k8s or not – that should be the first question to answer before considering k8s. Granted – in many cases k8s is going to be the right choice but don’t just default to k8s because its hip or cool.

In this episode we have Christian Heckelmann (@wurstsalat), DevOps Engineer at ERT, talking about his journey with k8s which started with installing k8s 1.9 on bare metal. He gives a lot of great advice based on his presentation “How...
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You heard about Continuous Integration, Continuous Delivery and Continuous Deployment. Liquid Software aims to provide the next step towards Trusted Continuous Updates in the DevOps World.

In this episode Baruch Sadogursky, DevOps Advocate from JFrog, explains how as engineers we need to add “Updateability” to our non-functional requirements and how product managers and marketing have to forget about traditional releases but think a...
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Software security is about securing websites against malicious attacks or using firewalls to prevent hackers entering your enterprise network. While this is part of software security there is much more that needs to be done – especially as more organizations are developing critical software it is important to protect the whole software delivery lifecycle from any malicious attacks along the supply chain.

In this episode we have Mich...
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If you are not a gamer you may have never heard about Cyberpunk 2077. If you are – you may know about the challenges during their latest release.

Dave Farley (@davefarley77), Co-Author of best seller Continuous Delivery, has been an engineering large and complex systems for decades. His work helped elevate our industry around Continuous Delivery and DevOps. In this episode he shares his learnings from failed projects like Cyberp...
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Nobody has foreseen the global pandemic that put a lot of chaos in all our lives recently. Let’s just hope we learn from 2020 to better prepare on what might be next.

The same preparation and learning also goes for Chaos in our distributed systems that power our digital lives. And to learn from those stories and better prepare for common resiliency issues we brought back Ana Medina (@ana_m_medina), Chaos Engineer at Gremlin. As ...
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When moving to microservice architectures its time to re-think continuous delivery. Just as many software services rely on a core data analytics engine to make better automated decisions we need to apply the same for continuous delivery. We can assess the risk of every microservice deployment based on data from production and the desired change of configuration. We can assess the potential blast radius and mitigate it through moder...
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K8s enables organizations to more easily deploy their containerized solutions as it takes away a lot of the operational tasks which are built-into k8s. This in theory means that you can run your software anywhere and provide it as SaaS offering or deploy it behind corporate firewalls for those customers that demand an on-premise installation.

In this episode we have Marc Campbell, Founder and CTO of Replicated, where they help the k...
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Stefan Frandl, Development Director, has a single digit employee number at Dynatrace and therefore seen a lot of agile transformation over the past 15 years – growing from a startup in Linz, Austria to now 800+ engineers across globally distributed labs. A visit to several “unicorns” such as Google, Facebook and Slack triggered the latest agile transformation.

In this episode Stefan walks us through the implementation of the cha...
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SAFE, LESS or the Spotify Model? Which scaled agile method to apply for your transformation? Or are you unique enough like 44% of organizations based on a European research that are defining their own scaled agile approach to transform successfully?

In this episode we sit down with Andrea Holl, Agile Coach at Dynatrace, and let her walk us through the different scaled agile frameworks. She discusses the pros and cons and why many or...
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Daylight savings can bring chaos to systems such as rogue processes consuming CPU or memory and therefore impact your critical systems. The question is: how do you systems react to this chaos? How can you test for this? And how can you make your systems more resilient against this chaos?

In this episode we talk with Ana Margarita Medina, Chaos Engineer at Gremlin. In her previous job, Ana (@Ana_M_Medina) was a Site Reliability E...
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We are sitting down with Sebastian Scheele (@sscheele), CEO and co-founder of Kubermatic, to discuss the challenges organizations have as they are moving their workloads to k8s and realize that managing, scaling and operating k8s is not getting easier the more k8s clusters you allow your application teams to spin up or down. We learn more about the Kubermatic Kubernetes Platform, the Open Source Project, which centrally manages...
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Keptn is now a CNCF sandbox project bringing a new event-driven approach to continuous delivery and operations. While many are just hearing about Keptn the first time, it is interesting to learn more about how it started, which challenges the team ran into, what they learned about K8s, and running an open-source project. We therefore invited Johannes Braeuer (@braeuer_j) and Andreas Grimmer (@grimmer_andreas) – both Keptn p...
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