The Open Learning Academy is one of our early initiatives here at Practical Performance Analyst. At the Open Learning Academy you will find various online courses that will help you strengthen your concepts as a Performance Engineer and build the foundations required to lead Performance Engineering teams across large programs within your organization.
Practical Performance Analyst is the face of a movement that aims to bring about awareness on the basic common sense practices associated with Performance Engineering. Practical Performance Analyst is the face of our revolution whose motto is to gather knowledge, share experiences and help other budding Performance Engineers gain the required skills to build applications that perform. At Practical Performance Analyst we need your support to manage the platform, sustain the momentum and give professionals around the world the opportunity to share, collaborate and create repositories of knowledge that can be used to train budding Performance Engineers across organizations globally.
Here’s a summary of the various initiatives you will find at Practical Performance Analyst.
  • Articles Articles on your areas of interest, How-to’s, Tool Reviews and Case studies and experiences related to Performance Engineering across the Development Life Cycle. Includes articles on Performance Modelling, Performance Testing, Performance Monitoring, APM, Capacity Planning, Capacity Management, Performance Tuning and Application Diagnostics.
  • iPEN – Educational content to help professionals and organizations build capability in Systems Performance Engineering
  • SPE Fundamentals – SPE Fundamentalsat Practical Performance Analyst covers the basic concepts of Systems Performance Engineering across the Software Development Life Cycle. Here you will find definitions of the various Systems Performance Engineering activities including an introduction to some of the important concepts for each of those activities.
  • Authors Corner – Our authors are passionate about what they do, have loads of experiences and happen to be experts in different areas of SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) across the SDLC (Systems Development Life Cycle). At Authors Corner we list various contributions made by our authors which you might find useful in your quest for learning more about SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) across the SDLC (Software Development Life Cycle).
  • SPE Advocacy rp_7315641-shot-of-a-trendy-teenager-listening-to-music-in-headphones-isolated-over-white-background.jpg– At this section you will find a list of resources to help you with advocacy of SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) and Proactive Performance Management (PPM) processes across the organization.
  • PerfbytesPerf Bytes is the brain child of Mark Tomlinson (LinkedIn) and James Pulley (LinkedIn). For the past two decades James Pulley and Mark Tomlinson have been entertaining audiences as diverse as software architects and developers to C-level executives. Join you hosts Mark and James on their monthly podcast and learn about various performance concepts through a interesting and satirical presentation.
  • Mentoring the Mentors – “Mentoring the Mentors“ is an initiative that is focusedon capturing and retaining the skills and talent in SPE (Systems Performance Engineering) through Mentoring. This initiative also focuses on mentoring budding SPE professionals with an aim to making them successful and more importantly helping them become the next generation of mentors here at Practical Performance Analyst.
  • Point Of View – Point of View will present current industry analysis on various different paradigms that are important to professionals with interests in Systems Performance Engineering. These are paradigms and concepts that are important to us professionals with interests in Systems Performance. Point Of View or PoV intends to provide an unbiased view of the various industry paradigms where we will ask ourselves the relevant questions and seek to understand the lay of the land from a Performance Architect / Performance Engineers standpoint
  • SPE HowTo’s -SPE HowTos is an initiative that focuses on providing simple, easy to follow instructions on various common Systems Performance Engineering related activities across the SDLC. The SPE HowTos section is modeled after the famous open source Linux HowTos which we all grew up with over the last couple of decades.
  • PE BoK Support development of the Open Framework for Performance Engineering
  • Q&A – Provide answers to the most frequently asked questions and add to the existing list of elementary questions in each of the section
  • ForumsFoster the sharing of deas and thoughts. Participate in discussions related to Performance Engineering. Ask questions related to Performance Engineering and answer questions where you can.

We sincerely hope that with your support we will have the funding to continue our mission and invest in building these automated solutions, tools and frameworks that can be made available to everyone out there. It’s a long journey and as they say every long journey starts with a small step. So here we go. We strongly believe that working together as a community we can bring about change and impact people’s lives in a positive manner. Drop us a line, we need your support.



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