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Scott Barber


Chief performance evangelist for SmartBear, Scott Barber is a respected leader in the advancement of software testing practices, an industry activist, and load testing celebrity of sorts. Scott authored several books―Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications, Beautiful Testing, How to Reduce the Cost of Testing, and Web Load Testing for Dummies―and more than 100 articles and blog posts. Founder/president of PerfTestPlus, Scott co-founded the WOPR, served as director of the AST and CMG, and is a founding member of ISST. His industry writing, speaking, and activism focus on improving the effectiveness and business alignment of software development practices. Learn more about Scott Barber.

Speaker Presentations
Thursday, November 13, 2014 - 11:30am
Cloud Computing
The Art and Science of Cloud-Based Performance Testing

Although organizations spend a lot of time and money creating their applications, unfortunately they may not test them with a production-level user load. This often results in the application failing in production. The hardware cost to simulate thousands of concurrent users makes the organization think twice, so it tests with limited concurrent user volumes based on the available hardware. If you feel limited by the traditional ways your organization conducts performance tests, join Scott Barber as he explores how to leverage the cloud infrastructure for performance testing and to improve the application’s performance before it goes to the end user. Learn how to effectively leverage the cloud for performance testing to save money and time, and increase confidence that the application will perform well in production.