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Application Logging in 2021

Have you ever written a Hello, World! application? In most of these tutorials the first step is to log words to the console. It’s an

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Packet Capture Without “tcpdump” for G...

Every developer knows there are some utilities that are completely indispensable from their workflows. The programmer’s toolbelt, if you will. These toolbelts are usually different

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Desktop K8S in 2021

For this article we’ll dig into some of the options for Local Kubernetes Clusters if you are developing on a Mac.  When doing microservices development,

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Performance Tool k6 Acquired by Grafana Labs

There was a big announcement this year at GrafanaCon 2021 that performance testing tool k6 is being aquired by Grafana Labs. It was really exciting

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Dale Frohman: Should we test in production?

It’s always exciting when your work is recognized! We appreciate that Dale Frohman chose to include us in his most recent blog on LinkedIn –

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Feature Spotlight: Service Mocks

Why Mocks? Nowadays APIs are the de facto method of communication between services.  With all the connections points, setting up environments to efficiently build and

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GitLab 2021 DevSecOps Survey Key Findings

For the last several years, GitLab has run a major survey about the trends facing the DevSecOps community. This year over 4,000 people responded to

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Testing in Production: How Did We Get Here?

Testing in production simply means testing new code changes in production, with live traffic, in order to test the system’s reliability, resiliency, and stability. It

Software Engineering Daily Podcast

Podcast Source: Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component

Top 5 Kubernetes Load-Testing Tools and How They C...

Kubernetes is a popular choice for running a cloud workload – and for good reason. It can be a powerful tool for orchestrating your applications. It

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SpeedChat: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown

Speedscale ‘SpeedChat’ Episode 2: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown featuring Nate Lee (Founder, Speedscale), Ken Ahrens (Founder, Speedscale) and Jason English (Principal Analyst, Intellyx). Show Links

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Speedscale in Hypepotamus

Check out our feature in Hypepotamus! Speedscale is proud to debut in our local tech publication. Hypepotamus.com is the go-to source of startup and technology

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Feature Spotlight: Golden Signals

As a team we have spent many years troubleshooting performance problems in production systems. Applications have gotten so complex you need a standard methodology to

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Feature spotlight: Auto Diff – New code vs P...

When making changes to applications these days, it’s hard to understand and predict the impact of those changes before you deploy.  API connections are multiplying,

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Trends in 2021 Dev-Led Landscape

This is a follow-on from a September 2020 post about the Developer-Led Landscape. Nowadays developers are in the driver’s seat regarding a lot of decisions