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Pentaho BA Server: Analysis Report Performance Test – Part 1

Problem

Few days ago we were told by the pilot users of our BA Server that for few minutes their performance when creating reports drastically dropped. Our initial guess was that probably it was somehow related to one of the ETL processes running in the background. We started monitoring the database, but we did not see nothing interesting. Hence we decided to get deeper insight into the performance of the BA server itself. My colleague decided to use JMeter but me, I wanted to see whether Selenium engine can get me somewhere.

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Retrieve pictures from Google Search engine using jQuery

Problem

I started working on an application for storing information about books I own and I figured out it would be great to have a page where all books would be represented by their covers. I reckon that in general having covers would greatly improve the look & feel of the website. My first idea was to simply allow users to load covers’ images from disk. As much as it did satisfy the general problem, the solution was far from neat. I could not help but see this as a big burden to the end users. So I figured out, let’s do it for them. Let’s find covers from the internet and let them choose which one they would like to use.

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