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Performance Testing


TL Application Performance Testing: A Simplified Universal Approach
Scott Barber, SmartBear
Tue, 05/06/2014 - 1:00pm

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

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K4 Extreme Automation: Software Quality for the Next Generation Enterprise
Theresa Lanowitz, voke, inc.
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 8:30am

Software runs the business. The modern testing organization aspires to be a change agent and an inspiration for quality throughout the entire lifecycle. To be a change agent, the testing organization must have the right people and skill sets, the right processes in place to ensure proper governance, and the right technology to aid in the delivery of software in support of the business line. Traditionally, testing organizations have focused on the people and process aspect of solving quality issues.

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T5 Next-Generation Performance Testing with Lifecycle Monitoring
Scott Barber, SmartBear
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 9:45am

With the increasing market demand for “always on” high performance applications, many organizations find that their traditional load testing programs have failed to keep pace with expectations and competitive pressures. Agile development practices and DevOps concepts of continuous delivery cause old load testing approaches to become unacceptable bottlenecks in the delivery process.

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T11 Performance Testing in Agile: The Path to 5 Star App Reviews
Shane Evans, Hewlett-Packard
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 11:15am

Application performance is the first aspect of quality that every customer experiences. It can mean the difference between winning and losing a customer—between a 5-star app and a 2. No matter how sexy your application is, if it doesn’t load quickly, customers will turn to your competitor. Quality is core to agile, but agile doesn’t mention performance testing specifically. The challenge is that generally user stories don’t include the phrase “…in 3 seconds or less” and developers just focus on developing.

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T20 Making Testing at eBay More Realistic
Kamini Dandapani, eBay, Inc.
Thu, 05/08/2014 - 3:00pm

Have you had customers report issues that cannot be reproduced in the test environment? Have you had defects leak into production because your test environment is not equivalent to production? In the past, the eBay test environment didn’t mirror production data and had security, feature, and service fidelity issues. Kamini Dandapani shares how eBay solved these problems. They now dedicate a portion of their production environment to enable eBay engineers to do more realistic testing.

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