. In my last entry I discussed a number of performance and capacity planning books that I especially like. I covered the established books from the most prolific and known book authors. There is another book by Connie U. Smith and Lloyd Williams that is one of the most important recent works to emerge: Performance Solutions: A Practical Guide to Creating Responsive, Scalable Software
. The books I cited in my previous entry were focused on techniques, while this one is about process. Moreover, while Jain, Menasce and Almeida are prolific book
authors, Connie U. Smith and Lloyd Williams are also prolific writers who have made an impressive contribution to the body of knowledge in the way of whitepapers, journal articles and seminars.
I've collected a number of documents by these lesser known, but equally important, practitioners and wish to share them:
The above are but a sampling of the work that Smith and Williams have published, but the sampling captures their approach and adds wrinkles to the foundation of knowledge published by Jain, Menasce and Almeida in books. More important, what Smith and Williams bring to the practice area is process. If you are interested in performance, capacity and scalability, then you should read Performance Solutions: A Practical Guide to Creating Responsive, Scalable Software