performance testing

Conference Presentations

Checking Performance along Your Build Pipeline
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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
Build Your Custom Performance Testing Framework
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Performance testing requires knowledge of systems architecture, techniques to simulate the load equivalent of sometimes millions of transactions per day, and tools to monitor/report runtime statistics. With the evolution from desktop to web and now the cloud, performance testing involves...

Prashant Suri, Rackspace
“It’s All About Me” (IAAM)—Or Maybe It Isn’t
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What we really know about other people is their behavior, their words, and their body language. But we assume a great deal more about what's going on in their heads. We behave...

Steven “Doc” List, Santeon Group
Rapid Performance Testing: No Load Generation Required
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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
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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
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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.
The Four Dimensions of Performance Improvement
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Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, a team dealt with unrealistic deadlines, impossible stakeholders, and demotivated testers, who had  no time to do things smarter and faster, just hammering away on the project “hamster wheel.” Then one day, as if heaven sent, a magical, but...

Marisa Müller, Micro to Mainframe (Pty) Ltd.
Build Your Own Performance Test Lab in the Cloud
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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.
Leveraging Core Values for Healthier, More Productive Teams
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Although all teams require a healthy level of interaction, high-performing teams' interactions are all based on trust, respect, and shared goals. Such teams find ways to overcome the fear of conflict, and quickly identify and resolve issues that are getting in the way. Scott Ross shares how, when the Omnyx software R&D department determined their culture was hindering performance, they crafted a core values statement that has served them well for the past three years. Scott describes the ways they proactively and intentionally use their value statement to drive the culture they seek and discusses the results they have achieved. Take back the list of resources that Scott uses daily to help himself and others see how their actions add to and take away from their core values.

Scott Ross, Omnyx
Database Load Testing and Performance Analysis: New Approaches for Fast Results

Ever wonder exactly how a database becomes the bottleneck for an entire application? Ever think about replaying real production load to see if your application can stand the pressure? Ron Warshawsky presents novel methods for performing load testing at the database level to quickly identify database performance problems. Ron shares the best ways to load test the database side of applications and to analyze the performance of databases. To identify the root causes of database performance bottlenecks, Ron demonstrates how you can correlate load test data with database performance analysis results. Although Oracle is used as a case study database, the same methods are applicable to other databases including DB2, SQL Server, MySQL and PostgreSQL.

Ron Warshawsky, Enteros, Inc.

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