Triangulating Hotspots, Blind Spots and Vulnerabilities
The approach is to identify the impediments in the application’s performance in order to find the root cause of the issues. By identifying the impediments, one can plan and select the best possible solution and alternative to resolving the performance issues. As the implementation code base is typically very large one must bank on automated tools and utility for static and dynamic analysis to triangulate the performance bottlenecks and hotspots. Please find the diagram that depicts the approach that one can leverage to triangulate hotspots, blind spots and vulnerabilities.
Figure: Key Pillars of Performance Assessment
Tooling & Metrics
One must recognize which profiling & optimization tool might help in analyzing the root cause of performance issues in the application. One will need both profiling, optimization and monitoring tools to identify and triage the performance hotspots. Every tool and profiler have its own features and advantages. Few of these tools have characteristics that allow you to get continuous feedback on the performance for Code and SQL. These tools provide impressive features that help visualizes the entire application and its components, interfaces, database into a dashboard like views that help you deep-dive in and triaging the issues. The following table provide the different tools once can leverage for this purpose.
Table: Tooling - Static & Dynamic Analysis
This is highly advisable that every application one builds should have the right set of performance testing and profiling tools to ensure that the application runs smoothly without a glitch. There are a variety of tools available that can monitor and profile your application’s performance. Choosing the right tool that caters to your organization’s needs should be a priority and done meticulously.
Figure 2: Hacking - Performance Monster
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