Performance Testing & Instrumenting Web Apps


In August 2010, I gave a talk at Cambridge Geek Nights on performance testing & instrumentation of web applications, and how having a good performance test framework helped us out at Texperts during three key moments in the history of our company:

  • When negotiating our acquisition
  • When deploying on new hardware clusters into new regions
  • When scaling our system to handle Super Bowl level traffic

I have put the slides on Slideshare: "Performance Testing and Instrumenting the KGB SMS Service for the Super Bowl"

My favourite slide: "Why Yes, Our System Architecture *was* a bit like Missile Command."