performance monitoring

Conference Presentations

Applying Courtship Principles: Hiring for the Long Term

As managers, we tend to focus on improving our processes. But have you considered that good people—not processes—are really the foundation of high-quality software? Competent and skilled people—combined with good process—can consistently produce higher-quality software...

Philip Lew, XBOSoft
Seven Key Metrics to Improve Agile Performance

It’s been said: If you can’t measure it, you can’t improve it. For most agile teams burndown charts and some type of velocity measurement are all they are doing. However, with just a few more metrics, you can gain substantial insight into how teams are performing and identify improvement...

Andrew Graves, InterContinental Hotels Group
Gamification and Arbejdsglæde (Danish: Work Gladness/Joy)

You get paid for doing that? Is it possible to both work and have fun in a large corporate setting? Can joy be made part of the workplace? For the past few years Ryan Kleps and his colleagues have been conducting an informal social experiment using gamification (before they knew it had...

Ryan Kleps, Boeing IT
Checking Performance along Your Build Pipeline

Do you consider the performance impact when adding a new JavaScript file, a single AJAX call, or a new database query to your app? Negligible, you say? I disagree―and so should you. Andreas Grabner demonstrates the severe impact small changes can have on performance and scalability.

Andreas Grabner, Compuware
Evaluating and Testing Web APIs

Thanks to the massive adoption of cloud and mobile applications, web APIs are moving to center stage for many business and technology teams. As a direct result, the need to deliver a high-quality API experience is essential. When it comes to quality aspects of web APIs, there is more...

Ole Lensmar, SmartBear Software
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...

Scott Barber, PerfTestPlus Inc.
Automated Performance Profiling with Continuous Integration

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...

Ivan Kreslin, Mitchell International
An Interview with Jim McCarthy: ADC-BSW 2013 Interview Series

Committed to covering the latest trends and approaches for anyone investigating or implementing agile development practices, processes, technologies, and leadership principles, Agile Development & Better Software Conference West offers their 2013 interview series. 

Jim McCarthy, McCarthy Technologies Inc.
Build Your Own Performance Test Lab in the Cloud

Many cloud-based performance and load testing tools claim to offer “cost-effective, flexible, pay-as-you-go pricing.” However, the reality is often neither cost-effective nor flexible. With many vendors, you will be charged whether or not you use the time (not cost effective), and...

Leslie Segal, Testware Associates Inc.
Streamlining Cloud Based Testing

On-premise vis-a-vis Cloud based testing. Look at various cloud based performance testing models, advantages, and pitfalls in performance testing from Cloud. SandStorm - cloud based performance testing solution.

Shirish Bhale, Impetus


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