Re: Platform engineering project of the month: Perfherder
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On Mon, Mar 14, 2016 at 3:44 PM, William Lachance <[hidden email]>
> Hello from Platform Engineering Operations! Once a month we highlight one
> of our projects to help the Mozilla community discover a useful tool or an
> interesting contribution opportunity.
> This month’s project is Perfherder!
> What is Perfherder?
> Perfherder is a generic system for visualizing and analyzing performance
> data produced by the many automated tests we run here at Mozilla (such as
> Talos, "Are we fast yet?" or "Are we slim yet?"). The chief goal of the
> project is to make sure that performance of Firefox gets better, not worse
> over time. It does this by:
> * Tracking the performance generated by our automated tests, allowing
> them to be visualized on a graph.
> * Providing a sheriffing dashboard which allows for incoming
> alerts of performance regressions to be annotated and triaged - bugs
> can be filed based on a template and their resolution status can be
> In addition to its own user interface, Perfherder also provides an
> API on the backend that other people can use to build custom
> performance visualizations and dashboards. For example, the metrics
> group has been working on a set of release quality indices for
> performance based on Perfherder data:
> https://metrics.mozilla.com/quality-indices/ >
> How it works
> Perfherder is part of Treeherder, building on that project's existing
> support for tracking revision and test job information. Like the rest
> of Treeherder, Perfherder's backend is written in Python, using the
> Django web framework. The user interface is written as an AngularJS
> Learning more
> For more information on Perfherder than you ever wanted to know, please
> see the wiki page:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/EngineeringProductivity/Projects/Perfherder >
> Can I contribute?
> Yes! We have had some fantastic contributions from the community to
> Perfherder, and are always looking for more. This is a great way to
> help developers make Firefox faster (or use less memory). The core of
> Perfherder is relatively small, so this is a great chance to learn either
> We have set aside a set of bugs that are suitable for getting
> started here:
> https://bugzilla.mozilla.org/buglist.cgi?list_id=12722722&resolution=---&status_whiteboard_type=allwordssubstr&query_format=advanced&status_whiteboard=perfherder-starter-bug >
> For more information on contributing to Perfherder, please see the
> contribution section of the above wiki page:
> https://wiki.mozilla.org/EngineeringProductivity/Projects/Perfherder#Contribution >
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