Synopses & Reviews
Structured to follow the software life cycle, Patterns for Performance and Operability provides advice and examples-based instructions at every phase. You can read it from start to finish or go directly to those chapters that interest you the most. Whatever approach you choose, you will learn:
Define and document comprehensive non-functional requirements for any software system
Define scope and logistics for non-functional test activities
Execute non-functional tests and report results clearly and effectively
Patterns for defensive software designs in common software scenarios that promote operability and availability
Implement the right level of reporting, monitoring, and trending for highly available production software systems
Software designs that support simpler and more efficient operation in a production environment
Software design that support high-performance and scalability
Strategies and Techniques for:
Techniques for managing and troubleshooting during a production crisis
Strategies for resisting project pressure to compromise on quality or completeness of non-functional activities in the software cycle
It is a scenario too familiar to the software industry: new software is delivered to customers and suddenly unforeseen and devastating bugs cause everything to crash. Patterns for Performance and Operability is filled with practical, hands-on software development and testing techniques to ensure customers enjoy properly running software rather than complain about bugs and system crashes. The book explores in-depth nonfunctional design and testing that too many software professionals overlook to their peril. It shows how to avoid a range of real world user problems, unexpected data permutations, and unforeseen input that lead to software failure. Designers, developers and testers can refer to the book's catalog of defensive software patterns to guarantee high-quality performance.
Your customers rely on enterprise software to be productive. Customers appreciate that downtime and performance that falls short of expectations are critical problems. Overlooking these requirements when designing IT projects can stop new application implementations in their tracks, something you and your company cannot afford. Patterns for Performance and Operability gives you practical, hands-on software development and testing techniques that you can use to ensure your customers enjoy fast, highly available software rather than suffer through bugs and system crashes. The authors illustrate the importance of performance and operability using real-world examples, define non-functional activities in detail, and provide an overview of the main concepts.