F12 – Pre-Con 3: New World Performance

Track: Pre-Conference Workshop

It’s always a significant challenge performance testers and engineers to keep up with the breadth of hot new technologies and innovations coming at a ferocious pace in our industry. Not only has the technology and system landscape changed in the last few years, but the methods and techniques for performance testing are also updating rapidly. Our responsibility as performance testers and engineers is to learn and master these new approaches to performance testing, optimization and management and serve our organizations with the most valuable knowledge and skill possible. In my travels I’ve often heard questions from fellow performance testers: Out of all the new technologies out there, what should I be learning? What new tools for performance are out there? How do I better fit in with agile development and operations? How do I updated and refresh my skills to keep current and valuable to my company? Spend a day with Mark and you will find answers to these questions.

Mark’s workshop will help you to be better prepared to chart your own course for the future of performance and your career. Mark will share with you the most recent developments in performance testing tools, approaches and techniques; how to best consider your current and future strategy around performance.

Workshop Outline

  1. Introduction to the New World of Performance
    • What’s changed and why?
    • Adaptation and Evolution
    • New Teams and Players
    • Perspectives and Attitudes
    • Engineering vs. Validation vs. Testing
    • Purpose and Meaning and Value
    • Newcomers to Performance – where to start
  2. New Approaches and Methods
    • Presentation Overview
    • Priority and Strategy Over-time
    • That damned agile thing again
    • What’s this DevOps stuff?
    • Early Performance Testing
    • Exploratory Performance
    • Real-world Performance Redefined
    • Clouds and cloud performance
  3. New Performance Roles
    • Presentation Overview
    • New Performance Testers
    • Performance Architects
    • IT Performance
    • Do-it-all Developers
    • Virtual Center of Excellence
  4. New Skills and Techniques
    • Presentation Overview
    • #WPO – who is this Steve Souders guy?
    • Goin’ Mobile for Performance
    • Profiling and Diagnostics
    • Network Performance Optimization
    • Performance Test Planning
    • Business Value & Release Management
    • Inverse Leverage of Test Results
  5. New Performance Tools
    • Presentation Overview
    • Client Diagnostics
    • Application Profiling
    • Event Tracing and Logging
    • Environments and Cloud
    • Application Virtualization
    • Application & System Monitoring
    • Application Accelerators
  6. Conclusion
    • Self assessment
    • Workshop survey

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Session Speaker:

Mark TomlinsonMark Tomlinson – President, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Mark Tomlinson is a performance engineering and software testing consultant. His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. That first test project sought to prevent trains from running into each other — and Mark has metaphorically been preventing “train wrecks” for his customers for the past 20 years. He has broad experience with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert in software testing automation with a specific emphasis on performance.