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Performance Tester


MD Managing Application Performance: A Simplified Universal Approach
Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Mon, 04/29/2013 - 8:30am

In response to increasing market demand for well-performing applications, many organizations implement performance testing programs, often at great expense. Sadly, these solutions alone are often insufficient to keep pace with emerging expectations and competitive pressures. Scott Barber shares the fundamentals of implementing T4APM™ including specific examples from recent client implementations. T4APM™ is a simple and universal approach that is valuable independently or as an extension of existing performance testing programs.

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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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Concurrent Sessions

W5 Building an Enterprise Performance and Load Testing Infrastructure
Dave Ogletree, Bridgepoint Education
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 11:30am

Are you frustrated by how long it takes your IT department to provision development and test environments? Have you performed load testing on inadequate hardware only to find performance problems emerge in production? Dave Ogletree leveraged virtualization to solve these problems. He and his team at Bridgepoint Education created and implemented integrated virtualized systems for both developers and testers.

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W11 Cutting-edge Performance Testing on eCommerce Websites
Ron Woody, GSI Commerce
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 1:45pm

Having problems with your website’s performance? Does it take too much time and effort to determine the cause of a particular page’s poor performance? Would you like to find the root cause of client-side issues in an automated way? If you answered yes to any of these questions, then this session is for you. At GSI Commerce, an eBay company, Ron Woody manages a large team of performance engineers working on nearly nearly 100 eCommerce websites. Ron and his team have developed cutting-edge approaches for automating client- and server-side performance testing.

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W17 Performance Testing Web 2.0 Applications—in an Agile World
Mohit Verma, Tufts Health Plan
Wed, 05/01/2013 - 3:00pm

Agile methodologies bring new complexities and challenges to traditional performance engineering practices, especially with Web 2.0 technologies that implement more and more functionality on the client side. Mohit Verma presents a Scrum-based performance testing lifecycle for Web 2.0 applications. Mohit explains when performance engineers need to participate in the project, discusses how important it is for the performance engineer to understand the technical architecture, and explores the importance of testing early to identify design issues.

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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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T16 Introducing Mobile Testing to Your Organization
Eric Montgomery, Progressive Insurance
Thu, 05/02/2013 - 1:30pm

Mobile is an integral part of our daily lives, and if it’s not already part of your business model, it soon will be. When that happens, will you be ready to tackle the demands of testing web and native mobile apps? From the perspective of a test lead, Eric Montgomery describes the challenges Progressive Insurance, a company with a strong web presence, recently faced—learning new technologies, transforming the approach of testers from PC-based to mobile-based, and working with testing tools in a market that has yet to see a definitive leader emerge.

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