Performance Testing with Apache jMeter

Designing and implementing distributed systems, both customer-faced or just datacrunching farms, one is soon required to determine performance impacts and possible bottlenecks. In this specific case, I wanted to gain information regarding the limits and scalability aspects of a customer-facing web application which also manages a high number of connected devices. Why Apache jMeter The […]

Turning a spare Dreamplug mini-PC into a remote-controllable audio player

My company gave away a couple of abandoned spare devices previously used for evaluation purposes. So, I got hands on a dreamplug, a socket-plugin sized mini computer (ARM based) with decent power, low energy consumption, integrated dual Ethernet, WiFi, Bluetooth and, most important, an optical audio output – in other words: a Raspberry PI with […]