JMeter Performance and Load Testing

Todd Horn Java, Testing, Tutorial 1 Comment

Apache JMeter is an open source application tool designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance on static pages, dynamic resources, and web applications. It can be used to simulate a heavy load on a server or group of servers, database, or network to test its strength, or to analyze overall performance under different load types.

In this post, I’ll provide an introduction to JMeter with the goal to get you up and running (and testing!), more quickly and easily…

Introduction to Scaling PHP Applications – Part 1

Zach Gardner Architecture, Programming, Tutorial 12 Comments

This is the first blog in a two-part series on scaling PHP applications. Part one will focus on replacing Apache while part two will go into more advanced topics such as Master-Master replication and session storage. Introduction Making a website able to handle high amounts of traffic is one of the cornerstones of modern web applications. It’s a process that …

Generating Large Excel Files Using Spring Batch, Part Three

Jonny Hackett Java, Spring, Spring Batch, Technology Snapshot 11 Comments

While working for a client recently, I was given a small project to produce a report that would help reconcile differences in data that existed in four to five different database sources. The requirements specified a need to compare roughly 40 fields from each of these sources against each other, and to report the differences in MS Excel format, which …