performance testing

Conference Presentations

Finding Performance Issues Early with JMeter
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Nonfunctional tests like performance tests are often left until the end of the delivery cycle because they can be expensive in terms of time, resources, and effort. However, performance issues can be difficult to resolve when found late in the software development lifecycle. Apache JMeter is an open source tool designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. JMeter can be used to develop, manage, and execute load and performance tests while the code is being developed, rather than waiting to do performance testing until just before release. By using it early in your delivery pipeline, you can find and resolve performance issues as soon as they are introduced. Join Bob Foster as he shows how to use JMeter, design test scenarios, parameterize and seed tests, and execute those tests within Jenkins as part of a CI/CD pipeline.

Bob Foster
STAREAST 2018 Open Source Tools for Performance Testing and Monitoring
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Are you finding it hard to make time for performance testing? Does your code end up shipping to production with little or no performance validation due to the lack of tools or expertise? Do you often wonder what system performance looks like in production to end users? Whether you are a test engineer, developer, or seasoned performance tester who has used traditional tools like LoadRunner, there are times when you need to get a quick read on the performance characteristics of your system and determine if there are any regressions. Join Kaushal Dalvi as he shares tips, tricks, and techniques that can help you get started with performance testing and system performance monitoring using open source tools. Kaushal describes an easy way to get answers about the basic performance, stability, scalability, and reliability characteristics of your system.

Kaushal Dalvi
STAREAST 2018 Selenium Hacks: Improving Your Skills
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Although Selenium has become the open source standard for simulating user interactions with the browser, Andrew Krug likes to think of it as more than one tool in your toolbelt. Andrew says Selenium is like the Craftsman Bolt-On tool—with one battery and one grip, it can become a circular saw, drill, jig saw, or even a tire inflator. He’ll cover thirty or more Selenium hacks in this fast-paced session. Find out how you can employ Selenium for security testing, visual testing, email testing, easy content testing, performance testing, load testing … you get the drift. Briefly touching on each Selenium hack, Andrew has one goal for this session: for all participants to learn one thing that they can use immediately upon return to their workplace. As a bonus, all code covered in this presentation will be put up on GitHub.

Andrew Krug
BSE Testing It's All in Your Head: Use Neuroscience to Improve Performance
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We humans process millions of bits of information each day. In order to handle that data load, our brains have developed shortcuts to take advantage of patterns, shared knowledge, and experience. Unfortunately, sometimes those shortcuts lead us astray, causing us to draw inaccurate...

Faye Thompson
BSE Testing Agile Performance Holarchy (APH)—A Model for Scaling Agile Teams
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A hierarchy is an organizational network that has a top and a bottom, and where position is determined by rank, importance, and value. A holarchy is a network that has no top or bottom and where each person’s value derives from his ability, rather than position. As more companies seek the...

Jeff Dalton
STARCanada Logo Performance Testing in Agile and DevOps Environments
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As organizations embrace agile and DevOps delivery models, non-functional performance testing becomes a challenge. While functional validation continues to mature in Agile, many organizations are either struggling to integrate application performance into the delivery model or are...

Syed Hossain
Become a Performance Diagnostics Hero
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Andreas Grabner maintains that most performance and scalability problems don’t need a large or long running performance test or the expertise of a performance engineering guru. Don’t let anybody tell you that performance is too hard to practice because it actually is not. You can take the...

Andreas Grabner
Comprehensive Performance Testing: From Early Dev to Live Production
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Although the idea of doing performance testing throughout the software lifecycle sounds simple enough, as soon as you try to combine the concepts of “always testing” (in dev, pre-prod, and production) with “limited time and resources” and throw in the word “comprehensive,” the challenges...

Brad Stoner
Testing Mobile App Performance
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The mix of ever-smarter mobile devices and the constant connectivity of wireless networks have changed the way users access applications—and the way we develop and test them. Deployed applications deliver different content and functionality depending on whether the user is accessing them...

Brad Stoner, Neotys
Harness the Power of Checklists
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As testers, we can feel overwhelmed by the sheer volume of things that require our attention. We are pressured to meet the demands of a fast-paced development environment while grappling with the extreme complexities inherent in today’s software. How can we remember everything while...

Kirk Lee, Infusionsoft

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