performance testing

Articles

Don’t Let Load Testing Lead You Astray Don’t Let Load Testing Lead You Astray

While traditional, "closed system" models might seem familiar, they miss the unpredictable nature of real user arrivals. This article highlights how open system models, which mimic real-world user behavior, expose performance bottlenecks at high load that closed models can't catch. Remember, arrival rates, not virtual user counts, are the key to unlocking accurate load testing results.

Roger Durham's picture Roger Durham
Testing Kubernetes Clusters: A Practical Guide Testing Kubernetes Clusters: A Practical Guide

Thorough testing of Kubernetes clusters is critical for any organization that values high-quality application delivery, resilience, and security. An untested Kubernetes cluster represents major risks for your organization. Therefore, a comprehensive Kubernetes testing strategy is not just good practice—it's essential for the success of your IT and development projects.

Gilad David Maayan's picture Gilad David Maayan
AI/ML Testing and Your Test Future (Part 2) AI/ML Testing and Your Test Future (Part 2)

AI, AI, AI—it is everywhere. We all read this in the news, see it in politics, in our web traffic, and now it’s coming to our tools. Interestingly, testing has been identified as one of the most essential areas for AI as well as for the safety of the public. This article considers references to start you on your AI test journey, "classic AI" problem areas, and identifies possible concepts to use when testing AI. As usual, it comes down to a willingness to learn new things or apply historical ideas to advance your test career.

Jon Hagar's picture Jon Hagar
Java Performance Testing with Your Own Tool

Performance testing is an important procedure to be carried out before approving any software product for shipment. You’ve probably heard some horror stories from senior colleagues about a time when the system was shipped without any performance testing. So now, it is an essential part of your testing. There are various tools for implementing performance testing for non-GUI middleware systems, but there are times we don't have the liberty to choose from an existing set of tools for performance testing

Better Software Magazine Articles

Using Agile and DevOps to Achieve Quality by Design Using Agile and DevOps to Achieve Quality by Design

When software nears completion, it is the wrong time to focus on quality. Product delivery improves if you invest in a plan, validate in small increments, and focus on continuous testing.

Michael Sowers's picture Michael Sowers
Achieving Continuous Improvement and Innovation in Software

There is tremendous pressure on software development teams to deliver software faster, better, and cheaper. Quality engineering with a focus on innovation is the answer

Michael Sowers's picture Michael Sowers
handstand The Power of Thinking Upside Down

Software developers can become bogged down trying to keep up with agile process and procedures. Get better results by rethinking your approach to balancing focus, agility, management, and testing.

Paul McMahon's picture Paul McMahon
Your Professional Responsibility for Security and Performance

It is Johanna Rothman's belief that security and performance are no longer nonfunctional requirements in modern-day software development. Instead, we must prepare to accommodate security and performance needs in all projects.

Johanna Rothman's picture Johanna Rothman

Interviews

Melissa Benua Whole Team Quality: A Conversation with Melissa Benua
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Melissa Benua, director of engineering at mParticle, chats with TechWell community manager Owen Gotimer about the importance of whole team quality, how to get started using the test pyramid, and how developers can start writing testable code.

Owen Gotimer's picture Owen Gotimer
Adam Auerbach Performance Testing and Value Stream Analysis: An Interview with Adam Auerbach
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In this interview, Adam Auerbach, vice president and cohead of the DevTestSecOps practice at EPAM Systems, discusses the book The Kitty Hawk Venture, his experiences at STARWEST, and the topics of performance testing and value stream analysis.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
BJ Aberle Testing Augmented Reality and Virtual Reality on Mobile Apps: An Interview with BJ Aberle
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In this interview, BJ Aberle, Float’s quality assurance lead, discusses the expanding uses for virtual reality in all industries. He makes recommendations for what testers can do to learn more about the underlying technology to improve their testing skills.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine
Anj Dubey Embedding Performance Engineering into CI/CD: An Interview with Anj Dubey
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In this interview, Anj Dubey, director of performance engineering for McGraw-Hill Education, discusses the need to shift left and embed your performance engineering into your CI/CD pipeline in order to ensure that every line of code is going to meet your performance requirements.

Jennifer Bonine's picture Jennifer Bonine

Conference Presentations

STARCANADA 2019 Performance Testing in a Containerized World
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Containerizing applications introduces major changes to the way we run those applications. We can now share infrastructure and resources, but this introduces the need to control the way resources are used—from a sanity perspective first and a financial objective second.

Valentin Guerlesquin
STARCANADA 2019 How Fast Is My App? Performance Testing 101
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Join Gene Gotimer as he showcases open source tools like JMeter and Gatling to measure different types of performance testing. He'll also discuss how Firefox and Chrome can show what the user experience is like in terms of performance.

Gene Gotimer
Continuous Performance Testing: A Tale of Two Worlds
Slideshow

Once upon a time, in a land far away, application performance was a differentiator in the market. But in today's competitive landscape, having a highly responsive and scalable application is a basic expectation. Performance no longer lives on the fringe of the quality world.

Kaushal Dalvi
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

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