Performance Testing Earlier in the Software Development Lifecycle

Eric Gee, Raymond James & Associates

Historically, performance testing has been relegated to simply adding a few weeks to the back end of a project to run a series of prescripted tests. The problem with this approach is that issues that performance test engineers uncover late in the project are often too costly to remediate, placing the entire effort at risk. Agile development methodologies can further complicate the issue due to their ever-changing landscape and often a lack of focus on performance testing. Eric Gee shares innovative ideas and techniques on how testers can engage as meaningful partners earlier in the software development lifecycle. Eric explores the benefits of partnering with software engineers in unit testing under load, testing at the component level, and other novel approaches you can use for early performance testing. If you are concerned about finding performance problems late in development, this session is for you.

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