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I’m excited to be presenting at another Boston Web Performance Group Meetup. On Tuesday September 18th, 2012 I will be co-presenting with my co-worker Steve Hall on Load Testing and Performance Analytics with JMeter and New Relic. We work together at Spark::red providing very FAST managed ATG Oracle Commerce Hosting.
Steve will be showing how to generate load testing traffic using JMeter, and how you can use Cloud VM instances to spin up as many load generation nodes as you need, located anywhere in the world you want to be generating traffic from.
Then I’ll be showing how you can use New Relic to identify performance statistics and rapidly identify bottlenecks in your web application based on real user traffic or in this case simulated load.
It should be an interesting and hopefully enlightening evening with hands on real life demonstrations of the tools and how to apply them to increase your web application performance. There will also be some awesome giveaways in addition to the standard pizza and excellent company that the Boston Web Performance Meetups offer. So sign up and come on by! I hope to see you there!
I’m very busy and happy with Spark::red providing ATG Oracle Commerce Hosting. I don’t have the time or interest for the normal consulting opportunities. However I am trying an experiment: I’m going to make myself available for interesting project under extremely limited conditions:
- $1,000 per hour is my rate.
- Minimum of 5 hours per SOW.
- Maximum of 5 hours per week.
But gee Devon, that’s CRAZY!
Yes, it probably is. But to re-iterate I’m both busy and happy, so it would take something very unusual for me to pick up any consulting work.
That’s a LOT of money!
Yes it is. You shouldn’t have me write code for that sort of money. However if you have a big eCommerce site, ATG or not, and I can help get your end user performance improved by 20% or more, then the increased conversions are probably worth hundreds of thousands of dollars a year. Or if you have an interesting architecture problem you could use some perspective on, $5,000 is pretty cheap. Anyhow, while 99% of work isn’t a good fit for this model, most companies have problems which are easily worth $5,000-$20,000 to solve.
If you’re interested: email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Otherwise I’m not available for normal consulting or work. Thanks!