Colin Fallwell

Colin Fallwell

Colin Falwell is a Sr. Architect of DevOps and Performance Engineering at AppDynamics, charged with leading AppDynamics integrations to better support enterprises in improving performance and achieving business outcomes. Prior to AppDynamics, Colin held performance architect leadership roles at Intuit and Compuware and co-founded his own startup.



Engineering, Product

11 Best Practices for Continuous Performance Testing

Capturing reliable telemetry on your apps is less about which toolchains you use, and more about using them effectively to automate the processes and techniques we discussed in my prior blogs (part 1, part 2, part 3) in this series. Don’t get me wrong, having the right tools is paramount, but when it comes to […]




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4 Types of Continuous Performance Testing for a DevOps World

No one wants to write fragile, unreliable code. Developers want to build software that is bulletproof and that bounces back if there is a deficiency in a backend service. Coding well takes talent and experience. But resiliency is ultimately the result of performance testing, rigor, and quality feedback. In my last blog post, “The Importance […]




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The Importance of Application Decomposition in App Performance Testing

DevOps is changing the way companies develop and maintain software. By embedding operations engineers into software development teams, companies are reducing the average number of days from code completion to live production and eliminating wait time and rework, among other benefits. But as I pointed out in my previous post “Performance Testing in a DevOps […]




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Continuous Performance Testing in a DevOps World

The benefits of adopting a DevOps approach are widely known. By unifying developer and operations groups and emphasizing monitoring and automation, companies are increasing the speed and frequency of deployments and recovering faster from failures. The results of firms that successfully implement DevOps can be eye-opening. According to the 2017 State of DevOps report produced […]