Performance is a Feature: Here is the Specification

Presented by Cary Millsap

calendar iconWeds July 31st, 2013

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To many people who build and run software, "performance" is a side-effect, an afterthought of designing and building "proper" features like buttons that book orders and reports that explain profitability. But great performance at scale doesn't happen by accident. The first step to great performance is to remember what performance is: it is the answer to the question, "What have people been experiencing?" Knowing what people experience when they use your software is possible only if you treat performance as a proper feature–a feature you analyze, design, build, test, and maintain.

This session for system owners, users, designers, developers, and DBAs discusses performance in terms that everyone can understand. It explains why so many in the Oracle ecosystem have lost sight of the basic notion that performance is an attribute of the end-user experience. It explains how performance should really be measured, and it explains the steps that will get you started.

A live Q&A session with Cary Millsap will follow the presentation.

Cary Millsap Oracle Agile Development

Cary Millsap

Oracle ACE Director, former VP of Performance at Oracle, Oracle Magazine's 2004 Author of the Year, Co-founder of the OakTable Network, Oracle Development Tools User Group "Editor's Choice" 2010 award.

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