F14-11/5: Continuous Performance Testing

Track/s: Performance

Modern practices for software design, development, deployment and operations emphasize the importance of bringing all disciplines together into a fantasmagorical system of systemized automation. Yet, no matter how many combinations of cool tools and hip scripts you pull together when it comes to performance there are some critical techniques that can help to amplify the value and visibility of your solution. This introductory workshop will help you to establish the foundation for continuous performance automation; the core concepts for automating performance, prioritizing business relevance, upgrading performance processes, establishing clear communication pathways and how to transition from older, pre-existing methodologies. Attendees will be invited to participate in small group exercises as a means to practice the techniques.

Session Takeaways:

  • Essential ingredients required to get your performance testing integrated with continuous integration and delivery
  • Hands-on experience with configuring a CI solution with an industry-standard load testing tool
  • Concepts to extend your performance testing upstream and downstream across the development lifecycle

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Session Speaker:

Mark Tomlinson – Performagician, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Mark TomlinsonMark 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 in 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. For the majority of Mark’s career, he has worked for companies as a testing practitioner and consultant using the leading products for performance testing, profiling, and measurement. He has also consistently established close ties and relationships with the major vendors who create these tools. Mark worked for six years at Microsoft Corporation as a performance consultant and engineer in the Microsoft Services Labs, in the Enterprise Engineering Center and in the SQL Server labs. His efforts to foster the success of Microsoft’s top-tier Enterprise customers were focused on their early adoption of Microsoft products as part of mission-critical operations. In 2008, as the LoadRunner Product Manager at HP Software, Mark led the team to deliver leading innovations for performance testing and engineering as part of HP’s suite of performance validation and management products. Mark now offers coaching, training, and consulting to help customers adopt modern performance testing and engineering strategies, practices, and behaviors for better performing technology systems.

Speaker Details:

Mark Tomlinson – Performagician, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Twitter: @mtomlins
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Website: PerfBytes.com
Blog: MTomlins.blogspot.com
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