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TK Production Performance Testing in the Cloud
Dan Bartow, SOASTA, Inc.
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:00pm

Testing in production for online applications has evolved into a critical component of successful performance testing strategies. Dan Bartow explains the fundamentals of cloud computing, its application to full-scale performance validation, and the practices and techniques needed to design and execute a successful testing-in-production strategy. Drawing on his experiences, Dan describes the methodology he has used for testing numerous online applications in a production environment with minimal disruption.

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TM High-flying Cloud Testing Techniques
Ruud Teunissen, Polteq Test Services BV
Tue, 04/30/2013 - 1:00pm

The cloud can deliver services over the Internet in three ways—software as a service (SaaS), platform as a service (PaaS), and infrastructure as a service (IaaS). Each of these approaches requires testers to focus on more than classical functional testing. Ruud Teunissen explores the new techniques and skills testers need to master for testing cloud services. Examples include testing for elasticity; testing fall back scenarios to guarantee continuity of business processes; testing for adherence to laws and regulations; and testing apps, web services, and the numerous platforms that need to be supported. Join Ruud and learn how to test these additional cloud requirements to get a grip on technical test issues, explore cloud services operations, and jump-start the broader scope of testing in the cloud. Take back practical approaches for tuning and tweaking your present test techniques to fly high in the cloud.

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Concurrent Sessions

T5 Load and Performance Testing in the Cloud: Myth vs. Reality
Steve Weisfeldt, Neotys
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 9:45am

Is the cloud just another overhyped IT buzzword or a transformational technology wave? Steve Weisfeldt helps you get past all the noise and identify how you can leverage the cloud’s flexibility and scalability to save time and money on load and performance testing. Steve describes ways to generate user loads that are more geographically accurate and easily scaled to large user loads. He explores the myth that “generating load from the cloud” is the only valid testing approach and discusses when it is—and is not—important to test from the cloud for web and mobile apps.

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T11 A Year of Testing in the Cloud: Lessons Learned
Jim Trentadue
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 11:15am

Jim Trentadue describes how his organization first used the cloud for its non-production needs including development, testing, training, and production support. Jim begins by describing the components of a cloud environment and how it differs from a traditional physical server structure. To prove the cloud concept, he used a risk-based model for determining which servers would be migrated. The result was a win for the organization from a time-to-market and cost savings perspective. Jim shares his do’s and don’ts for moving to the cloud.

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T17 Better Security Testing: Using the Cloud and Continuous Delivery
Gene Gotimer, Coveros, Inc.
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:30pm

Even though many organizations claim that security is a priority, that claim doesn’t always translate into supporting security initiatives in software development or test. Security code reviews often are overlooked or avoided, and when development schedules fall behind, security testing may be dropped to help the team “catch up.” Everyone wants more secure development; they just don’t want to spend time or money to get it. Gene Gotimer describes his experiences with implementing a continuous delivery process in the cloud and how he integrated security testing into that process.

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