Agile + DevOps West 2020 Concurrent Session : Continuous Performance Testing in the DevOps Pipeline

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Thursday, June 11, 2020 - 3:30pm to 4:30pm

Continuous Performance Testing in the DevOps Pipeline

Performance testing isn’t the first thing organizations think about when moving to DevOps—in fact, it’s often ignored, as traditional approaches don’t jibe well with the fast and nimble world of DevOps. However, performance is still a critical part of the user experience, and poor performance and outages will quickly negate the value of the features you’re delivering. Lee Barnes believes that organizations don’t have to gamble with application performance. He will discuss techniques for implementing continuous performance testing in your pipeline, so you don’t have to roll the dice on your user experience. He'll address performance testing activities at each stage of the pipeline, from the unit level through testing in production. You will also learn how to rethink your approach to performance testing in areas like test environment and data management, and work with your DevOps practices instead of against them. You'll walk away with a new outlook on performance testing in DevOps and ideas you can begin to implement in your pipeline.

Lee Barnes
Utopia Solutions

Lee Barnes has over twenty-five years of experience in the software quality assurance and testing field. He has successfully implemented test automation and performance testing solutions in hundreds of environments across a wide array of industries. He is a recognized thought leader in his field and speaks regularly at industry conferences, including STAREAST, STPCon, and QUEST. As founder and CTO of Utopia Solutions, Lee is responsible for the firm's delivery of software quality solutions, which include process improvement, test automation, and performance management.