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Tim Hinds

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A number of years ago, I went on a long trip to Europe. I didn't need to bring much - just some good walking shoes, my backpack, and a map to get around. Still, I had to do my homework before stepping out the door. I needed to know where I was going, what I wanted to see, and I had to polish up on my people skills to figure out what to do in every new place I encountered. A lot of preparation went into that trip, and it was worth it! Traveling is very different today, thanks of course to the smartphone. These little devices haven't just affected what you bring on a trip - they've changed how you approach your trips altogether. You don't need to plan as much because everything you may need is right there, at your fingertips. And you don't just bring one phone, of course. A family traveling this summer will have 4 or 5 devices in the car, and maybe the car itself is co... (more)

Training Your Performance Testing Team | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps

Technology changes at the speed of light. To say it can be hard to keep up is an understatement. For performance engineers, taking charge of your own continuing education is one of the most important things you can do to remain at the top of your game. You have stay on top of new technology and practices. One great way to do this is by plugging into communities of performance engineers and learning what others are doing. Managers in particular should do everything possible to facilitate this process for team members. As an individual contributor, it can be helpful to educate you... (more)

Agile Performance Testing | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #BigData #Microservices

Performance Testing in an Agile Environment There once was a time when testers operated on their own, in isolation. They'd huddle as a group around the harsh glow of dozens of CRT monitors, clicking through GUIs and recording results. Anxiously, they'd wait for the developers in the other room to fix the bugs they found, yet they'd frequently leave the office disappointed as issues were filed away as non-critical. These teams would rarely interact, save for those scarce moments when a coder would wander in needing to reproduce a particularly finicky error. That was a long time ... (more)

Mobile Performance Testing | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #M2M #ML #BigData

If you read the title and assumed this post would be filled with baseball analogies, you'd be right! It's game day and all those fans who fill up major league stadiums, those are your application users. They are invested in the game and have shown up to watch the players (i.e. your application) perform. Depending on how the game plays out, your audience will either head home elated or full of disappointment. The great thing is that in your case, unlike in the case of traditional baseball games, there doesn't have to be a loser. You can consistently ensure happy mobile users by set... (more)

Combining Agile with Load and Performance Testing: What Am I in For?

Agile software development isn't really a "new" trend anymore. I mean, the Agile Manifesto turns 13 years old next month and while that might be early adolescence in human years, it's downright ancient as far as trends in IT are concerned. However, one area that has yet to fully mature is the implementation of non-functional testing practices in a Continuous Testing sort of way that can keep pace with more Agile development teams. Load and performance testing definitely fall into that category. You might be a performance tester on a team that is just starting to do more iterative... (more)