SMC Journal

The SMC Journal is a weekly podcast about all things related to Software Engineering, DevOps, Observability, Cloud Computing, Security, AI, and much more. The show covers news events, company profiles (mergers and acquisitions), corporate events, vendor software features and updates, and much more. Content includes commentary and demonstrations by Scott Moore and his guests. Join him as he interviews industry experts, company representatives and hosts lively discussions with the performance community.

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Tuesday Apr 16, 2024

Performance engineering is crucial for ensuring efficient, cost-effective, and fast software, especially in mission-critical systems, and it involves anticipating and addressing system performance issues throughout the software development lifecycle.
Andre Bondi discusses performance engineering and the content in his book, "Foundations of Software and System Performance Engineering: Process, Performance Modeling, Requirements, Testing, Scalability, and Practice" With Scott Moore.
Get Andre's Book: https://a.co/d/6VNug9I
Video Insights About Performance Engineering
💡 Performance engineering forces you to think about the performance requirements at each layer of a system and how each outer layer drives the load at an inner layer.📊 You can't look at the average statistics from end to end, you have to look at the ramp up time and whether the system is reaching a steady state.🎸 Performance engineers should be the rock stars of the company, as they want the same things as the C-level and ensure efficient, cost-effective, and fast software.🚨 Performance engineering is crucial in mission-critical systems, especially in scenarios like fire alarm systems where quick interventions are necessary.📊  Many Computer Science graduates lack basic performance engineering knowledge, but it's crucial to being able to identify bottlenecks, understand performance requirements, and equip developers with performance hooks to optimize software systems early on.💡Find out the different types of scalability and why each are important. 
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Thursday Mar 14, 2024

The Peplink B One offers advanced features and capabilities for improved connectivity and redundancy, making it a valuable investment for home office users who need resilient Internet connections.
It packs some Enterprise features into the firmware along with multi-WAN capabilities. That makes it a step above other wireless AP routers in its class.
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Insights about the Peplink B One
💰 The Peplink B1 router is a replacement for the popular surf Soho at a very attractive price point of $299.🚀 The Peplink B One router has the same throughput as the pro series of routers, with one gigabit per second of routing speed.💡 The Peplink B One Router offers flexibility with multiple LAN and WAN connections, making it future-proof and able to handle high-speed Fusion connections without slowing down.📶 The advantage of not having an internal Wan modem inside this device is that it's not going to go obsolete as quickly.🌐 The real value of the Peplink B One router is in the Peplink ecosystem and firmware / software features including Peplink fusion bonding, WAN smoothing, and WAN relay capability. This makes it a versatile and powerful device for home and small office use.🌐 The ability to combine multiple connections and use load balancing brings a lot of interesting use cases for the Peplink B One Router.🌐 The B1 router's relay mode allows for secure connection to home network from a van or RV, providing flexibility and convenience for users on the go.📶 You can add a mobile cellular WAN connection with a Peplink Max Adapter using the USB-C port on the front of the B one, enabling cellular connectivity. Compatible Android and hotspot devices can be used as well. 📶 It has the capability to act as a Wi-Fi access point and can support multiple WAN connections, making it a versatile option for small businesses and home offices.🔒 When using the Speed Fusion VPN, the device can still achieve up to 400 megabits per second unencrypted, and 200 when encrypted.
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Tuesday Jan 16, 2024

Optimizing cloud performance saves resources, money, and reduces environmental impact. Companies are wasting up to 80% of resources that could be reallocated. Performance engineering is crucial for optimizing cloud services and make digital transformation successful. David Linthicum, chief cloud architect at Deloitte, discusses its importance in this interview. 
Key insights Into Cloud Optimization
🚀 2024 is the year of the performance engineer for multiple reasons, and it's time for them to take a more important role in cloud optimization.🧠 Let's stop solving these as tactical instances of the problem, making things more complex. Let's solve it a single time by building a layer of technology on top of everything.🌐 Cloud providers are recognizing the need for multi-cloud optimization and are starting to work together to create a more interconnected ecosystem, rather than pushing for exclusive use of their own cloud services.📊 The implementation of a formal methodology and process for cost governance in cloud computing is crucial for tracking spending, identifying under-optimized systems, and moving towards an optimized state.💸 Based on our survey, companies are wasting 80% of resources that could be reallocated to building innovative systems and taking their business to the next level.💰 Performance engineering presents a big business opportunity for companies who focus on making changes to improve efficiency and savings.💭 This should be the year of performance engineering. If we want efficiency and reliability and sustainability that everybody wants, we need to do performance engineering.🤑 The optimization capabilities and performance of cloud services directly impact the bottom line of a business, making it a crucial discussion at the board level.
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Bryte Payment Solutions. They provide merchant services for a wide variety of credit card companies. Take most major credit cards at the lowest rates and fees possible. They help your business generate higher revenue through a variety of payment solutions, including Point Of Sale equipment and custom software. If you take credit cards for your business, you should contact them to see how they can help. Go to https://bryteps.com/ and tell them Scott Moore sent you.  
 

Tuesday Jan 02, 2024

Fluency Security's real-time analytics and unique approach to SIEM sets them apart from traditional security platforms, allowing for faster detection and response to security threats. Scott Moore interviews the CEO, Chris Jordan.
Key insights into Fluency Security
🛡️Fluency Security integrates real-time analytics with security platforms, setting them apart from traditional database-based or data lake-based platforms.
🧩The use of analytical algorithms in security conversations is essential for identifying anomalies and addressing them effectively.
🔒The ability to quarantine a machine on a different network using SIEM is a powerful security feature.
💡The approach of Fluency Security as a SIEM is different from traditional systems, as it focuses on maintaining a state position of every data and entity as it comes in, rather than just storing and searching using SQL queries.
🕰️The difference between streaming and database analytics is like counting people in a room in real-time versus counting them every five to ten minutes, causing delays and potential missed alerts.
🔄Real-time processing of data can actually use less processors, leading to cost savings compared to traditional methods.
🔍Fluency can provide alerts in just three seconds, while other systems take up to 15 minutes to detect infections.
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Saltworks Security. For almost 10 years, Saltworks Security has delivered world class application security services and products, designed to help enterprises secure their applications from policy to production in an ever-changing security landscape. They are the makers of Saltworks SaltMiner, an application security management platform, designed by security professionals, for security professionals.
SaltMiner aggregates and normalizes issues found by many different solutions then enriches that data with business context. SaltMiner gives team members from the C-suite, security and development teams the ability to manage their application security program through customizable views.
The Saltworks SaltMiner Community Edition is a free Penetration Testing Management and Delivery application. It provides teams with custom reporting for potentially thousands of end users, red team support and the ability to manage new and retesting of engagements. SaltMiner Community Edition also allows teams to enforce both testing methodologies and custom vulnerability databases for consistency in engagement delivery.
https://bit.ly/smcsaltworks
This podcast is sponsored by Bryte Payment Solutions. They provide merchant services for a wide variety of credit card companies. Take most major credit cards at the lowest rates and fees possible. They help your business generate higher revenue through a variety of payment solutions, including Point Of Sale equipment and custom software. If you take credit cards for your business, you should contact them to see how they can help. Go to https://bryteps.com/ and tell them Scott Moore sent you.
This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you’re an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks’ Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

Tuesday Dec 26, 2023

Tech Summit Part 1. West Networks and Peplink are leaders in the SD-WAN industry. They recently hosted their annual Tech Summit conference in Savannah, GA. Networking enthusiasts come together to share information and make the community bigger, while also discussing the potential impact of 5G and Starlink on the future of fixed wireless. This video features three interviews with attendees. This is part two of a two part series.
Insights Into The Peplink Tech Summit 2023 Conference
Peplink offers reliable and efficient networking solutions for businesses, with a focus on certification, product innovation, and community collaboration.
People at the Peplink Tech Summit 2023 were excited about the products and networking solutions, and the speaker is grateful for the support and announces upcoming shows for 2024.
Peplink Solutions are used for various temporary internet needs, with redundant cellular connections for reliability, and the company provides excellent customer support.
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Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by OpenText – the Information Company. We power and protect information. Our purpose is to elevate every person and every organization to gain the information advantage. OpenText works to power the ubiquitous information around us to elevate everyone. We strive to help customers simplify their systems with frictionless automation and equip them to thrive and grow in a digital world. The LoadRunner family is one of many solutions areas where OpenText can help. Did you know that the LoadRunner family has the largest community of load testing practitioners in the world? Join the community at http://bit.ly/435Y5Po
Performance Engineering The LoadRunner Family Page:
https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/portfolio/performance-engineering/overview
Performance Playlist (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUdEXI83_XoQrAsCj2A92v5AmXqVfoIO
This podcast is sponsored by Saltworks Security. For almost 10 years, Saltworks Security has delivered world class application security services and products, designed to help enterprises secure their applications from policy to production in an ever-changing security landscape. They are the makers of Saltworks SaltMiner, an application security management platform, designed by security professionals, for security professionals.
SaltMiner aggregates and normalizes issues found by many different solutions then enriches that data with business context. SaltMiner gives team members from the C-suite, security and development teams the ability to manage their application security program through customizable views.
The Saltworks SaltMiner Community Edition is a free Penetration Testing Management and Delivery application. It provides teams with custom reporting for potentially thousands of end users, red team support and the ability to manage new and retesting of engagements. SaltMiner Community Edition also allows teams to enforce both testing methodologies and custom vulnerability databases for consistency in engagement delivery.
https://bit.ly/smcsaltworks
This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you’re an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks’ Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

Tuesday Dec 19, 2023

West Networks ABD Peplink are leaders in the SD-WAN industry. They recently hosted their annual Tech Summit conference in Savannah, GA. Networking enthusiasts come together to share information and make the community bigger, while also discussing the potential impact of 5G and Starlink on the future of fixed wireless.
Video Highlights For The Peplink Tech Summit
🤝 The ability for competitors to come together and co-mingle in the goal of sharing PEPLINK information and making the community bigger is something you don't see anywhere else.🚀 5G and Starlink are the future of fixed wireless, potentially causing an industry upsetter.🤑 Peplink Tech Summit 2023 saved one and a half million dollars in six bucks by implementing five MBX HD fours in just three days.
Show Notes
GUESTS:
Peter West - West Networks
Marcus Dowling - Rising Connections
Chris Spitler - Llama Networks
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Saltworks Security. For almost 10 years, Saltworks Security has delivered world class application security services and products, designed to help enterprises secure their applications from policy to production in an ever-changing security landscape. They are the makers of Saltworks SaltMiner, an application security management platform, designed by security professionals, for security professionals.
SaltMiner aggregates and normalizes issues found by many different solutions then enriches that data with business context. SaltMiner gives team members from the C-suite, security and development teams the ability to manage their application security program through customizable views.
The Saltworks SaltMiner Community Edition is a free Penetration Testing Management and Delivery application. It provides teams with custom reporting for potentially thousands of end users, red team support and the ability to manage new and retesting of engagements. SaltMiner Community Edition also allows teams to enforce both testing methodologies and custom vulnerability databases for consistency in engagement delivery.
https://bit.ly/smcsaltworks

This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you're an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks' Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

Which Database Is The Fastest?

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023

Tuesday Dec 12, 2023


Think your Database is fast? How does it measure up? The database market is constantly evolving with new technologies and options, and it is crucial for clients to make decisions based on specific needs and measurements rather than relying solely on rankings. Benchmarking and performance baselines of Databases takes a specialized skill set. Find out how Benchant does it, and which database to choose for your platforms and applications.
Show Notes - Database Speeds With Benchant
GUEST: Daniel SeyboldLINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/seybold-benchant/
https://benchant.com/
Key insights For Database Benchmarking
⚡️ The database's speed is vital to the overall performance of the system, affecting every other component of the application.
💻 The term "new SQL" was defined by the 451 Research Group in 2015 to refer to distributed SQL systems like CockroachDB and Yugabyte that provide horizontal scalability.
📊 There are significant differences in performance and price performance-wise among different database service offers, making benchmarking crucial for decision-making.
📊 The database choice depends on the specific application needs, such as high write volume and low complex read queries for IoT applications.
⚡️ The performance boost of 50% on a different database system led to the possibility of reducing the number of hardware, providing valuable insights and recommendations to the customer.
🔄 A new category of database systems, like the Vector database, is evolving to keep up with the trends in AI and large language models.
💡 The biggest benefit of AI in databases may not just be performance-related, but also in autotuning and potentially other uses.
📊 Skilling up people and keeping knowledge in-house is crucial for database performance and maintenance.
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by OpenText - the Information Company. We power and protect information. Our purpose is to elevate every person and every organization to gain the information advantage. OpenText works to power the ubiquitous information around us to elevate everyone. We strive to help customers simplify their systems with frictionless automation and equip them to thrive and grow in a digital world. The LoadRunner family is one of many solutions areas where OpenText can help. Did you know that the LoadRunner family has the largest community of load testing practitioners in the world? Join the community at http://bit.ly/435Y5Po
Performance Engineering The LoadRunner Family Page:
https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/portfolio/performance-engineering/overview
Performance Playlist (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUdEXI83_XoQrAsCj2A92v5AmXqVfoIO

This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you're an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks' Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

 

Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

A load test is crucial for identifying and fixing problems early on, and by conducting performance testing as a repeatable process, performance testers can find and solve problems early in the software development lifecycle, ultimately providing significant value to their company.
Insights About A Load Test
📈 The session delves into the different types of load tests, their purpose, and the expected output and value they bring, with the intention of sharing real-life stories and graphs in an engaging and humorous manner.📈 Best practice suggests that applications should be able to handle double the number of concurrent users they anticipate as their worst-case scenario.💥 Running a SOAK test or volume test for a long period of time, such as 8-20 hours, can help identify resource consumption and potential problems in production that may take months to discover otherwise.🤔 Finding and fixing problems early in the testing process is crucial to avoid issues in production.📈 The speaker mentions catching a top time transaction that is heavy and is expected to worsen as the test ramps up, highlighting the importance of monitoring and addressing performance issues.🎵 Conducting performance testing and load testing as a repeatable process can help identify issues early in the software development lifecycle and provide significant value to the company.💡 Providing additional metrics and working with the back-end team to quickly resolve issues found during load testing adds more value to a company than just providing basic metrics and passing the problem along.
Here’s another video about load testing fundamentals.
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Perftour Website: https://theperformancetour.com
SMC Journal: https://smcjournal.com
DevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.com
Security Champions https://thesecuritychampions.com
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Saltworks Security. For almost 10 years, Saltworks Security has delivered world class application security services and products, designed to help enterprises secure their applications from policy to production in an ever-changing security landscape. They are the makers of Saltworks SaltMiner, an application security management platform, designed by security professionals, for security professionals.
SaltMiner aggregates and normalizes issues found by many different solutions then enriches that data with business context. SaltMiner gives team members from the C-suite, security and development teams the ability to manage their application security program through customizable views.
The Saltworks SaltMiner Community Edition is a free Penetration Testing Management and Delivery application. It provides teams with custom reporting for potentially thousands of end users, red team support and the ability to manage new and retesting of engagements. SaltMiner Community Edition also allows teams to enforce both testing methodologies and custom vulnerability databases for consistency in engagement delivery.
https://bit.ly/smcsaltworks
This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you’re an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks’ Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

Executing a load test is crucial for identifying and resolving performance issues in a system, and it should be approached systematically with accurate automation, monitoring, and analysis.
Show Notes For Load Test Like a Rock Star
🎯 “Load testing is a crucial aspect of software engineering and modern IT, encompassing testing, tuning, observability, security, AI, and more.”🎸 “Load testing like a rockstar: what are those basics that make up the process of load testing an application and then what goes into the types of tests that you run and what type of output should you expect?”💡 Load testing is a foolproof method that can be applied to any project, regardless of the development approach, and has a track record of preventing production failures.🎶 A load test is like a symphony of destruction, an organized chaos that helps determine if an application can handle the intended user population.📋 Focusing on one objective for a load test is crucial to ensure effective testing and accurate results.💻 Designing automation that takes into account dynamic data, such as filling out forms with different information, can help simulate real-life scenarios and test the back end’s ability to handle varying inputs.💡 Load testing should start with tuning before running the test to identify and address any potential issues beforehand.💪 The benchmark test of reaching a thousand concurrent users and holding it for an hour can determine if the system can handle peak load for the rest of the day.Collaboration and Performance Issue Resolution🕵 Combining load testing timings with infrastructure, application, and database monitoring allows for better identification of performance issues in different tiers of an application.🔄 Collaborating with professionals from different domains, like database administrators, can be crucial in resolving performance issues discovered during load testing.
Here is another podcast on Load Testing.
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🔗 Links:
Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consulting
Perftour Website: https://theperformancetour.com
SMC Journal: https://smcjournal.com
DevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.com
Security Champions https://thesecuritychampions.com
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by OpenText – the Information Company. We power and protect information. Our purpose is to elevate every person and every organization to gain the information advantage. OpenText works to power the ubiquitous information around us to elevate everyone. We strive to help customers simplify their systems with frictionless automation and equip them to thrive and grow in a digital world. The LoadRunner family is one of many solutions areas where OpenText can help. Did you know that the LoadRunner family has the largest community of load testing practitioners in the world? Join the community at http://bit.ly/435Y5Po
Performance Engineering The LoadRunner Family Page:
https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/portfolio/performance-engineering/overview
Performance Playlist (YouTube): https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLlUdEXI83_XoQrAsCj2A92v5AmXqVfoIO
This podcast is sponsored by West Networks. Do you need unbreakable network connectivity? West Networks can help! They are a leading provider of Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. They can help you achieve unbreakable connectivity by utilizing Peplink’s SpeedFusion Bandwidth Bonding technology.
Mobile Health Customers: Since 2012, West Networks has been assisting those in Mobile Health Services space by providing communities with access to life-saving technology.
Mobile Command Unit or First Responders: West Networks works with mobile command field units, like First Responders and new agencies, delivering faster and reliable access to mission critical information all the time.
Mobile Workers: Whether you’re an IT professional who needs to work from anywhere, or a full-time vacationing traveler in the RV community, West Networks can help you stay connected all the time.
For The Enterprise: Large Enterprises can save up to 83% off of costs while expanding communications and reliability beyond a single carrier with West Networks’ Peplink-based SD-WAN solutions. We can help you replace expensive MPLS connections with SpeedFusion Site-to-Site Unbreakable VPN technology.
http://bit.ly/westnetworks

Tuesday Nov 21, 2023

Monitoring as code could be the future of synthetic monitoring, allowing for continuous monitoring of APIs and websites through automation scripts and configurations stored in a repository, making it a collaborative effort in a DevOps culture.
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Show Notes
GUEST: Hannes LenkeLINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/hanneslenke/
Checkly demo (Youtube): https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWFH8M_GOBw
Video Insights on Monitoring As Code
🤔 The use of Monitoring as Code has the potential to revolutionize synthetic monitoring, allowing for more efficient and scalable monitoring practices.🚀 “Monitoring as code” is a concept that enables continuous monitoring of APIs and websites using synthetic users, driven by open source technologies like Playwright and JavaScript/TypeScript.🛒 Synthetic monitoring aims to provide a clear signal of whether a system is running and working from an end user perspective, particularly important for e-commerce companies to ensure their online shops are functioning properly for customers.🚀 “Monitoring as code enables monitoring to become a team sport, where all configurations, alerts, dashboards, and private locations can be checked into a repository.”💡 Synthetic monitoring allows for early bug detection before real users experience them, ensuring crucial transactions are tested and catching issues before they become a problem.🌐 Synthetic monitoring involves instantiating a real browser that runs like a user, allowing for more accurate metrics and insights.🔄 Monitoring As Code enables users to identify the specific code changes that may have influenced website performance, helping them make informed decisions about rolling back or improving their deployments.🚀 Checkly aims to go even deeper in synthetic monitoring by adding multi-step API checks and enhanced playwright support, making it easier for various industries to test their systems and improve their monitoring capabilities.
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Perftour Website: https://theperformancetour.com
SMC Journal: https://smcjournal.com
DevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.com
Security Champions https://thesecuritychampions.com
Sponsors
This podcast is sponsored by Saltworks Security. For almost 10 years, Saltworks Security has delivered world class application security services and products, designed to help enterprises secure their applications from policy to production in an ever-changing security landscape. They are the makers of Saltworks SaltMiner, an application security management platform, designed by security professionals, for security professionals.
SaltMiner aggregates and normalizes issues found by many different solutions then enriches that data with business context. SaltMiner gives team members from the C-suite, security and development teams the ability to manage their application security program through customizable views.
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SMC Journal

The SMC Journal is a weekly podcast about all things related to Software Engineering, DevOps, Observability, Cloud Computing, Security, AI, and much more. The show covers news events, company profiles (mergers and acquisitions), corporate events, vendor software features and updates, and much more. 

Content includes commentary and demonstrations by Scott Moore and his guests. Join him as he interviews industry experts, company representatives and hosts lively discussions with the performance community. 

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