performance monitoring

Conference Presentations

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
Slideshow

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
Slideshow

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
Video

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
Slideshow

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
Video

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
Discovering the "Real" Software Requirements

In this session Paul Desantis takes you through the important aspects of requirements discovery, including sampling documentation, research, observation, questionnaires, interviews, prototyping, and joint planning.

Paul Desantis, Hughes Network Systems
The Best Testers are Free

Beta programs and early release programs are commonly used in software release cycles. The next level of partnership is bringing actual customers into the test lab. When customers test, even for short periods of time, their contribution can change your test practices and test environments forever. The best part is, they’ll do it for free! Learn how to recruit customers for testing and then use them to improve test practices within your test team.

Adam Tate, IBM Corporation
Software Code Inspection for Defect Prevention

Thousands of hours are spent testing, but most software professionals find that traditional testing simply isn't enough to ensure code quality. This presentation gives software professionals a complementary approach: software inspection. Learn how software inspection differs from traditional testing, and gain an understanding of principal inspection techniques.

Jasper Kamperman, Reasoning
Is Quality Negotiable? Experiences of an eXtreme Programming Tester

If you want a higher quality product in an eXtreme Programming (XP) project, you must be prepared to pay a higher price. We make decisions and compromises based on quality versus cost every day. Extreme programming teams are driven to do their best work, but customers have the right to specify and pay for only the level of quality they require. This presentation explores ways to resolve these two potentially conflicting points of view.

Lisa Crispin, BoldTech Systems

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