SMC Journal

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. read less
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Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 2)
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Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 2)
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. 🔥 Like and Subscribe 🔥 Connect with me 👋 TWITTER ► https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY ► https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 Links: Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consultingPerftour Website: https://theperformancetour.comSMC Journal: https://smcjournal.comDevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.comSecurity 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
Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 1)
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Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 1)
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. 🔥 Like and Subscribe 🔥 Connect with me 👋 TWITTER ► https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY ► https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 Links: Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consultingPerftour Website: https://theperformancetour.comSMC Journal: https://smcjournal.comDevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.comSecurity 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
Monitoring As Code With Checkly
Nov 21 2023
Monitoring As Code With Checkly
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. Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: https://bit.ly/smcjournalcoffee Show Notes GUEST: Hannes Lenke LINKEDIN 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. 🔥 Like and Subscribe 🔥 Connect with me 👋 TWITTER ► https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY ► https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 Links: Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consultingPerftour Website: https://theperformancetour.comSMC Journal: https://smcjournal.comDevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.comSecurity 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
Real User Monitoring Metrics The Easy Way
Nov 14 2023
Real User Monitoring Metrics The Easy Way
Real user monitoring is a crucial tool for improving website performance by capturing accurate data on user experience and providing actionable insights and recommendations. Scott Moore interviews Todd Gardner the CEO to find out how this is possible. Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: https://bit.ly/smcjournalcoffee Show Notes GUEST: Todd Gardner, CEO of Request Metrics LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/toddhgardner/ https://requestmetrics.com/ https://trackjs.com/ Insights For Real User Monitoring 🌐 Real user monitoring and synthetic monitoring are important tools for monitoring website performance and ensuring a positive user experience. 🌍 Real user monitoring allows website owners to understand the performance of their site across different geographic regions, taking into account factors like latency and other variables that may affect user experience. 🔄 Todd Gardner highlights the importance of listening to customer feedback and adapting the product accordingly, which can lead to a more successful and agile company. ⚡ The emphasis on core web vital scores and page speed as a page rank factor has become a big concern for content publishers and e-commerce sites. 🔥 Like and Subscribe 🔥 Connect with me 👋 TWITTER ► https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY ► https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 Links: Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consultingPerftour Website: https://theperformancetour.comSMC Journal: https://smcjournal.comDevOps Driving: https://devopsdriving.comSecurity 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
Open Source Observability
Nov 7 2023
Open Source Observability
Open source observability could be a cost-effective and community-driven alternative to commercial platforms, offering valuable features and promoting innovation. Scott Moore interviews the founder of Signoz. Insights About Open Source Observability 🌍 Open source observability platforms provide a cost-effective alternative to commercial tools, addressing the issue of tool sprawl and allowing for more efficient data capture. 🤔 Open source products that provide all metrics, traces, and logs in one place can greatly assist developers in debugging and resolving production issues more efficiently. 🌍 Signals is one of the most advanced products that natively supports open telemetry, making it a valuable tool for those looking to utilize open telemetry in their applications. 🚀 The goal of products in this domain is to provide teams with all the data they need in a format that allows them to quickly reach conclusions and fix issues fast. 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
Get Continuous Performance Profiling Metrics With eBPF
Oct 31 2023
Get Continuous Performance Profiling Metrics With eBPF
The extended Berkeley packet filter (eBPF) is a powerful tool for continuous performance profiling and monitoring of complex systems, providing valuable metrics and insights for performance engineers and enabling early issue detection and resolution in a DevOps culture. 🔥  Like and Subscribe 🔥 Key insights 🚀 Frederick Branik discusses the benefits of using eBPF for isolating and fixing poor performing code, highlighting its potential for improving performance engineering. 🔄 eBPF is uniquely positioned to capture profiling data, making it a valuable addition to tools like Prometheus for performance analysis and optimization. 📊 eBPF allows us to capture stack traces and build statistics in real-time, providing valuable insights into the execution of programs. 💡 eBPF provides a flexible framework for instrumentation, allowing developers to create custom hooks and perform a wide range of tasks, similar to traditional instrumentation methods. 💡 eBPF allows developers to measure various aspects of their code, such as RPC calls and memory allocations, providing flexibility in performance profiling. 💡 eBPF enables observability without instrumentation, automatically capturing latency from specific network packets, such as MySQL queries, offering a new approach to performance profiling. 🤔 The use of eBPF as a technology for building a profiler allows for selective data collection, ensuring that only the necessary data is gathered, reducing unnecessary overhead. 🗣️ Customers have expressed that eBPF is the only way to achieve continuous profiling, highlighting its importance and effectiveness. Show Notes Polar Signals Cloud is an always-on, zero-instrumentation continuous profiling product that points you to where in your code CPU time is spent, and helps you maintain an efficient system in the long run. The product is based on the open-source Parca project and is now generally available! https://www.polarsignals.com/ https://www.parca.dev/docs/overview/ 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 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 Connect with me 👋   TWITTER                                    ►  https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d    LINKEDIN COMPANY                ►  https://bit.ly/3kICS9g    LINKEDIN PROFILE                   ►  https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 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
See The Future Of Remote Access For Developers
Oct 24 2023
See The Future Of Remote Access For Developers
NearEDGE is a solution for managing and troubleshooting compute infrastructure and software assets - giving remote access to software assets in the cloud, with strong security practices and minimal friction for developers. GUEST: Claude Robitaille, CEO NearEDGE LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/clauderobitailleeng/ 🔥  Like and Subscribe 🔥 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK Show Notes NearEDGE is a solution for managing and troubleshooting compute infrastructure and software assets. It is designed to be secure, reliable, and easy to use. https://nearedge.net/Solution/infrastructure NearEDGE consists of two components: The endpoint component is a lightweight agent that runs on the endpoint device. It is responsible for collecting data about the endpoint and sending it to the control center.The control center is a web-based application that provides a central location for managing and troubleshooting endpoints. NearEDGE is designed to be agnostic to the deployment environment. It can be deployed on any device that has an internet connection, including physical servers, virtual machines, and cloud-based instances. Insights 🎯The future of remote access for developers is a topic of discussion, covering various aspects such as security, AI, testing, tuning, optimization, and observability. 🌐There is a need for a lightweight end point that can facilitate remote access in a zero trust environment, allowing developers to efficiently and effectively access resources. 💻The shift towards software-based solutions has led Near Edge to focus on addressing the challenges faced by developers in remote access and management of physical computers. 🤖The agent software used in remote workloads is extremely CICD friendly, allowing for efficient continuous integration and continuous deployment processes. 💻By intercepting native TCP connections, developers can seamlessly use familiar tools like SSH and VS code to access and operate various workloads. ⚙️ The ability to set breakpoints and debug code in real-time using a debugger enhances the efficiency and effectiveness of the development process. 💻Virtual tapping goes beyond traditional network tapping by allowing developers to interact live with applications inside the container, including profiling and other capabilities. Key Moments 🔮05:32 NearEdge offers a solution called NOAH that allows developers to securely access their software and workloads remotely, reducing the need for extensive deployment involvement. Expand 🔑07:51 Developers can remotely access machines, use tools like VS code and wire shark, and easily find IP addresses without needing to understand the underlying workings by utilizing a gateway for TCP connection transport. Expand 📺11:12 Developers can now debug Python code in containers using VS code without a special agent or VPN, as demonstrated in the video. Expand 🔒13:42 The future of remote access for developers allows for secure and protected data transfer, with control remaining with the infrastructure team and enabling live interaction with applications. Expand 🔒18:01 This solution enables software deployment without internet access by utilizing reverse and forward proxies, allowing for management of the software while restricting traffic to only move through the proxies. Expand 👀19:56 The speaker asks for feedback on whether remote access to software assets in the cloud is the future and encourages viewers to suggest topics for future shows. 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 Connect with me 👋   TWITTER                                    ►  https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY              ►  https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE                   ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7  🔗 Links: Scott Moore Consulting: https://scottmoore.consultingPerftour Website:            https://theperformancetour.comSMC Journal:                  https://smcjournal.comDevOps Driving:       https://devopsdriving.comSecurity Champions        https://thesecuritychampions.com
Conferences For Performance Engineers
Oct 17 2023
Conferences For Performance Engineers
Alex Podelko, a senior performance engineer at Amazon Web Services, discusses the biggest changes in performance testing in the last three to five years. He highlights the importance of continuous testing and monitoring in the cloud and agile development era, as well as the challenges of developing a one-size-fits-all approach to continuous performance testing. He also calls for the academic community to be more involved in developing new solutions for this emerging field. Insights ☁️ Load testing and performance engineering have become more important as industries move to the cloud, agile development, and continuous deployments. 👁️ Continuous testing and monitoring are essential in this environment. 🧩 There is no one-size-fits-all approach to continuous performance testing, as it requires new methods, statistical analysis, and AI. 🎓 The academic community needs to be more involved in developing new solutions for continuous performance testing. 🗓️ There are a few academic conferences devoted to performance, but they are not enough. 🔥 Like and Subscribe 🔥 Connect with me 👋 TWITTER ► https://bit.ly/3HmWF8d LINKEDIN COMPANY ► https://bit.ly/3kICS9g LINKEDIN PROFILE ► https://bit.ly/30Eshp7 Want to support the show? Buy Me A Coffee! https://bit.ly/3NadcPK 🔗 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 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
Get A Career In DevSecOps
Oct 10 2023
Get A Career In DevSecOps
Want to move your career into the DevSecOps space? Are you wondering what it takes to get a job Cybersecurity or where to start? Scott Moore interviews Tim Chase - Field CISO at Lacework about this very topic and how he switched over from performance engineering to security testing. Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: https://bit.ly/smcjournalcoffee Show Notes GUEST: Tim Chase LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/timchase2/ Security Classes by Tim Chase on LinkedIn: DevSecOps Foundations: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/devops-foundations-devsecops The rise of continuous application security: https://www.linkedin.com/learning/devsecops-continuous-application-security/the-rise-of-continuous-application-security Latest Blog from the Cloud Security Alliance: https://cloudsecurityalliance.org/blog/2023/08/22/new-research-suggests-unseen-benefits-of-devsecops/ 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
Get This JMeter Plugin
Oct 3 2023
Get This JMeter Plugin
The Throughput Shaping Timer JMeter plugin makes it easy to crate a test scenario that will produce a desired number of requests per second (RPS). Scott interviews the author of this plugin. They also discuss the importance of contributing to the JMeter open source project.  GUEST:  Jakub (Kuba) Dering LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kuba-dering/ Show Notes JMeter Throughput Shaping Timer plugin: https://jmeter-plugins.org/wiki/ThroughputShapingTimer/ Jakub's Track Talk at AutomationSTAR: https://automation.eurostarsoftwaretesting.com/event/2023/performance-testing-you-didnt-know-your-automation-test-does/ 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
Learn How To Scale Kubernetes
Sep 26 2023
Learn How To Scale Kubernetes
In this episode, we take each component of Kubernetes and determine how to make it scale. Scott interviews the CTO of PerfectScale on how to optimize Kubernetes deployed applications. Show Notes GUEST: Eli Birger LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/eli-birger-44aa8717/ Perfect Scale: https://www.perfectscale.io/ OpenAI - Scaling Kubernetes to 7500 Nodes: https://openai.com/research/scaling-kubernetes-to-7500-nodes 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
Implement Service Virtualization Into DevOps Today
Sep 19 2023
Implement Service Virtualization Into DevOps Today
Service Virtualization or Mocking is crucial to the model application development lifecycle. Scott interviews the CEO of Speedscale about the importance of implementing mocking and how to do it properly. This includes imitating API calls that perform poorly. GUEST:  Ken Ahrens, CEO of Speedscale LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/kahrens/ Show Notes Speedscale Service Mocking https://docs.speedscale.com/concepts/service_mocking/ Wiremock https://wiremock.org/ OpenText Service Virtualization https://www.microfocus.com/en-us/products/service-virtualization/overview  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
Blackhat and Defcon 2023 Coverage
Sep 12 2023
Blackhat and Defcon 2023 Coverage
As part of his Blackhat and Defcon conference coverage, Scott interviews Alex Waintraub and Thomas Plank on application security topics. They cover ransomware, data tampering detection, and the impact of AI on #Appsec. Show Notes New Jersey Cyber Fireside: http://www.cyberfiresidenj.com/ Tributech - https://www.tributech.io/ 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
Performance Budgets
Aug 29 2023
Performance Budgets
Performance budgets are an important control mechanism to keep web applications fast and efficient. Tammy Everts shares how to set them up and apply the latest practices for great results. Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: https://bit.ly/smcjournalcoffee GUEST: Tammy Everts LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/tammyeverts/ Show Notes Tammy Everts Website: https://tammyeverts.wordpress.com/Performance budgets -https://www.speedcurve.com/blog/performance-budgets/Performance budgets, pragmatically - https://csswizardry.com/2020/01/performance-budgets-pragmatically/Page bloat - https://www.speedcurve.com/blog/page-bloat-web-performance/Performance inequality gap - https://infrequently.org/2022/12/performance-baseline-2023/Performance plateau - https://www.speedcurve.com/blog/web-performance-poverty-line/WPOstats - https://wpostats.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
Application Security Posture Management
Aug 15 2023
Application Security Posture Management
What is Application Security Posture Management (ASPM)? A new category by Gartner that describes an approach to managing application security throughout the lifecycle. It helps organizations identify, prioritize, and remediate vulnerabilities, comply with regulations and reduce the risk of data breaches. Support the SMC Journal. Buy Me A Coffee: https://bit.ly/smcjournalcoffee GUEST:  Dennis Hurst LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/dennishurst/   Show Notes ASPM Overview: https://medium.com/technology-hits/application-security-posture-management-an-overview-895d86d8129d What is Application Security Posture Management? https://www.enso.security/what-is-application-security-posture-management Saltworks SaltMiner:  https://www.saltworks.io/saltminer/ 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
Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Aug 1 2023
Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM)
Digital Experience Monitoring (DEM) is a defined category by Gartner to address the true user experience. Are there visibility gaps left open by traditional APM and Observability platforms? GUEST:  Scott Sumner, CMO at Kadiska LINKEDIN PROFILE: https://www.linkedin.com/in/scosumner/ Show Notes Kadiska: https://kadiska.com/ Free Trial URL: http://kadiska.com/try 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