Agile + DevOps East 2018 Concurrent Session : Shift Left: Continuous Performance Testing in the CI/CD Pipeline

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Thursday, November 8, 2018 - 10:00am to 11:00am

Shift Left: Continuous Performance Testing in the CI/CD Pipeline

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“Fail fast and fail often” is a key tenet of DevOps. It places great emphasis on continuous testing to deliver software with confidence and ensure a positive user experience. As teams embrace the “shift left” methodology, they need to transform the traditional approach that relegates performance testing to later stages of the delivery process. By shifting the performance testing left and conducting it continuously, teams can quickly detect and gain insight into software performance degradations earlier in the lifecycle. Gajan Pathmanathan will discuss the transition a team needs to undergo in order to put performance testing at the top of their priorities. He'll explain three prominent open source performance testing tools, JMeter, Locust, and Taurus, and discuss how they work with Jenkins for rapid and continuous performance feedback. Join Gajan to study some open source tools that can be used to continuously measure performance thresholds and service-level agreements (SLAs) in the delivery pipeline, and learn how continuous performance testing can be incorporated into the iterative and rapid delivery of software.


Gajan Pathmanathan
Quicken Loans

Gajan Pathmanathan is a quality evangelist, DevOps enthusiast, and engineering leader with fifteen years of experience in designing, developing, and testing software. He currently leads the Enterprise Quality Architecture team at Quicken Loans, where he is responsible for implementing solutions and strategies for continuous quality and quality-driven development across the enterprise. Before joining Quicken Loans, Gajan worked at Intel Security/McAfee as a lead engineer and led the team that was responsible for defining quality processes and test automation processes across the organization. Gajan holds a master’s degree in computer engineering from the University of Waterloo, Canada, and he is a certified SOA Architect and ScrumMaster. Gajan has given guest lectures at technical institutes and spoken regularly at technical conferences across Canada and the United States.