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ApacheCon is a week of open source goodness straight from the source of the Apache Software Foundation, featuring 15 intense training classes over two days followed by three days of more than 50 sessions by the creators of open source software such as the Apache webserver, Tomcat, Lucene, Wicket and more.


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Break My Site

Practical Stress Testing and Tuning of Web Applications. It is best to know before you go live, whether your new site will stand up to the traffic you expect it to receive. There is only so much you can tell about the speed and capacity of a web project from browsing it by hand. This talk offers practical advice, garnered from real-life experience about how to measure and tune the performance of web applications, using free tools like JMeter, the Open Source load-tester from Apache. The talk will cover, planning your tests, setting up the tools, advise on what data to capture, how to interpret it and some of the possibilities for tuning your project. It will help you answer questions like : How many users will it take to break my site ? How can I handle more users, faster ? How reliable will my site be ? How can I measure the effect of my changes during development ? How do I compare different implementations of the same functionality ? How do I determine the right size for my server infrastructure ?