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MD Application Performance Testing: A Simplified Universal Approach NEW
Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Mon, 09/30/2013 - 8:30am

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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TM Innovation Thinking: Evolve and Expand Your Capabilities NEW
Jennifer Bonine, tap|QA, Inc.
Tue, 10/01/2013 - 1:00pm

Innovation is a word tossed around frequently in organizations today. The standard cliché is “Do more with less.” People and teams want to be innovative but often struggle with how to define, prioritize, implement, and track their innovation efforts. Jennifer Bonine shares the "Innovation Types" model to give you new tools to evolve and expand your innovation capabilities. Find out if your innovation ideas and efforts match your team and company goals. Learn how to classify your innovation and improvement efforts as core (to the business) or context (essential but non-revenue generating).

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K2 Testing the Xbox: Lessons for All
Alan Page, Microsoft
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 10:00am

Testing a game console isn’t all fun and games. However, with more than 50 million Xbox 360 consoles sold, and the amazing success of the Kinect sensor, it’s certainly a hotbed of excitement for software developers and testers alike. Veteran tester Alan Page is having a blast on the Xbox console team and shares an insider’s view of what it’s like to test one of the most popular entertainment systems ever created. Learn the details of testing the Xbox from the guts of the operating system to the latest applications—and everything in between.

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Concurrent Sessions

W5 Rapid Performance Testing: No Load Generation Required
Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 11:30am

Load testing is just one—but the most frequently discussed—aspect of performance testing. Luckily, much of performance testing does not demand the same expensive tools, special skills, environments, or time as load testing does. Scott Barber developed the Rapid Performance Testing (RPT) approach to help individuals and teams with the non-load aspects of performance testing.

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W11 Automated Performance Profiling with Continuous Integration
Ivan Kreslin, Mitchell International
Wed, 10/02/2013 - 1:45pm

Historically, performance tests are run long after the code has been checked in, making performance issues time consuming to resolve and thus not a good fit in the agile process. Ivan Kreslin presents a solution that he’s implemented to address this problem. Learn how Ivan integrates the functionality in Microsoft Performance Profiling tools into a test automation framework to capture performance-related issues during continuous integration.

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