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Aphorisms. David Kurtz Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd. david.kurtz@go-faster.co.uk www.go-faster.co.uk. Performance is exactly what the user perceives it to be. No more, no less. Performance is ‘poor’ when the user’s perception does not match their expectation.

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Aphorisms

David Kurtz

Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd.

david.kurtz@go-faster.co.uk

www.go-faster.co.uk


Performance is exactly what the user perceives it to be. No more, no less.


Performance is ‘poor’ when the user’s perception does not match their expectation.


You don’t need fancy monitoring software to tell you that a system is performing poorly.

That is what users are for.


Performance Tuning is a search for lost time.


Concentrate on the big picture.


It is a capital mistake to theorise before one has data.

The Memoirs of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan-Doyle


When you have eliminated the impossible, whatever remains, however improbable, must be the truth.

A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan-Doyle


Singularity is invariably a clue. The more featureless and commonplace a crime is, the more difficult it is to bring it home.

The adventures of Sherlock Homes, Arthur Conan-Doyle


It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are of infinitely important.

The return of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan-Doyle


To the curious instance of the dog in the night-time.

The dog did nothing in the night-time.

That was the curious instance.

The return of Sherlock Holmes, Arthur Conan-Doyle


If you don’t like the answer, change the question.


Detection is, or ought to be, an exact science.

It should be be treated in the same cold and unemotional manner.

The Sign of Four, Arthur Conan-Doyle


Keep it simple


The problems change from release to release, but the methods by which they are investigated remain the same.

Jonathan Lewis


You know my methods,

apply them.

A Study in Scarlet, Arthur Conan-Doyle


Aphorisms

David Kurtz

Go-Faster Consultancy Ltd.

david.kurtz@go-faster.co.uk

www.go-faster.co.uk


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