STARCANADA 2017 Concurrent Session : Automating Performance Testing at Every Step

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017 - 11:30am to 12:30pm

Automating Performance Testing at Every Step

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A major insurance company is building its next-generation claims system and has fifty new APIs to test in twelve months. The entire effort is launched as a first-time agile project with continuous integration. Will the load test, which worked so well with waterfall, serve us when we build production candidates many times per day? How do we test the performance of a system made up of many independent services when any service can be released instantly? In other words: How do we adapt waterfall performance testing to work in an agile DevOps environment? Join Obbie Pet as he shares his approaches to these performance testing challenges and discusses how to implement performance testing at every step. Obbie shares how to automate bottleneck detection by integrating performance monitoring into the application, how to shift performance testing left by pushing it into development, and how to extend performance diagnostics used during testing all the way into production.
Obbie Pet
Independent Consultant

Obbie Pet has twenty-five years of experience in QA and testing working as a test lead, QA manager, and consultant. Performance engineering has been his focus over the last eighteen, with eleven years in internet ticketing (Live Nation, Ticketmaster) and six years in insurance (Anthem, United Healthcare). Obbie is passionate about performance assurance, and his methods have led to pioneering work in performance monitoring and its integration into both test and production systems. Obbie is certified in the LoadRunner testing tool and holds a degree in electrical engineering and an MBA.