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The Best of the Week (Oct 31): Performance Zone

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Make sure you didn't miss anything with this list of the Best of the Week in the Performance Zone (October 31 - November 07). Here they are, in order of popularity:

1. BigList: a Scalable High-Performance List for Java

  • BigList is a list optimized for storing large numbers of elements. It stores elements in fixed size blocks which are maintained in a tree. This design guarantees that all operations will be efficient in terms of performance and memory consumption. Benchmarks show that BigList outperforms other known list implementations.

2. The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability

  • At the CFSummit 2014, I presented on The Top 5 Things You are Doing Today to Hinder Scalability. The presentation was well received by the audience. You can review the slide deck here:

3. Logging Currently Running Processes with Python

  • I was looking through some of my old code and noticed this old script where I was creating a log of all running processes every 5 minutes. I believe I originally wrote the code to help me diagnose rogue processes that were eating memory or pegging the CPU.

4. PyWin32: How to Get an Application’s Version Number

  • This article will show you how to check an application version number on Windows. This can be helpful if you need to check if key software needs to be upgraded or perhaps you need to make sure it hasn’t been upgraded because some other application requires the older version.

5. The Special Security Considerations For Flash Storage

  • Protecting data on flash storage is something all companies should strive for. Flash array storage performs better than hard drive, is more easily scalable, and faster, so figuring out how to secure it will help a business protects its assets better. With more secure operations, organizations will be able to focus on other endeavors to move forward with confidence.

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