Diagnosing Performance Problems in Web Server Applications

Ron Bodkin, Glassbox software

Many application performance failures are episodic, leading to frustrated users calling help desks, frantic troubleshooting of production systems, and re-booting systems. Often these failures are a result of subtle interactions between code and the configuration of multiple servers. On the other hand, well-designed applications should demonstrate gradual performance degradation and advanced warning of the need to add hardware capacity. Join Ron Bodkin as he discusses the patterns of application failure, some common examples, and testing techniques to help reduce the likelihood of episodic failures in production. Learn about the tools and techniques needed to instrument the application, monitor the infrastructure, collect systems data, analyze it, and offer insight for corrective actions.

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