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Scott Barber

PerfTestPlus, Inc.

CTO of PerfTestPlus and recognized worldwide as a thought-leader in software system performance and testing, Scott Barber describes himself as a “tester, author, speaker, disrupter, and dad.” Scott is the author of Web Load Testing for Dummies and co-/contributing author of Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications, Beautiful Testing, and How to Reduce the Cost of Testing. He has written more than 100 articles and delivered keynotes on five continents. Currently, Scott’s focus is on applying, enhancing, and teaching Rapid Performance Testing and T4APM™. When he’s not being a geek, Scott enjoys spending time with his partner Dawn and his sons Nick and Taylor. Learn more at

Speaker Presentations
Monday, September 30, 2013 - 8:30am
Half-day Tutorials
Application Performance Testing: A Simplified Universal Approach

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.

Wednesday, October 2, 2013 - 11:30am
Performance Testing
Rapid Performance Testing: No Load Generation Required

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.