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Tim Hinds

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The cloud provides two major advantages to load and performance procedures that help testing teams better model realistic behavior: instant infrastructure and geographic location. Cloud-based load testing also lowers the total cost of ownership, increases flexibility and allows testers to understand the impact of third-party components. So you're sold on using the cloud; here's what you should look for in a cloud-based load testing solution. One of the most dangerous moves software developers and testers can make is being lulled into a false sense of security. For example, when application features and performance levels meet expectations during pre-production, only to crash and burn when presented to real users in production. In that same vein, if your organization has any kind of performance testing strategy, chances are you're conducting load testing. However, yo... (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)

Ten Performance Strategies | @DevOpsSummit #APM #DevOps #Microservices

At some point you've probably heard the term "test early and often." If you are in an Agile organization, that term perfectly captures the philosophy of iterative development and the commitment to rooting out defects sooner rather than later. But do you know the origin of the phrase? The original form of the saying was actually "Vote early - and vote often." It appeared in print as far back as 1858 as a tongue-in-cheek commentary on the democratic ideal that every person gets an equal vote. For you history buffs out there, it's more closely associated with corruption in the votin... (more)

How Can Developers and Testers Get Along Better? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

There's something in the air this time of year. I know you see it too. People are nicer to each other. We all seem to make a little extra room in our hearts. We're more accommodating, friendlier, more tolerant. It's just what happens during the holidays. There are few better examples of what it means to truly capture the spirit of the season than Elf. If you haven't seen it, you should. It's actually #3 on Boston.com's list of all-time top holiday movies. Will Ferrell plays Buddy, a human who was raised by one of Santa's elves in the North Pole. He lives a gloriously innocent and... (more)

So, You’ve Been Looking for That Degree in Software Testing? | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

There are educational options available for nearly anyone interested in learning a new skill or changing their career altogether. And it's only getting better. So what if you want to get an education in software testing? Fortunately, you have a few options. Duke. Stanford. Rice. When you hear those names, what do you think of? You're probably thinking of some of the top universities in the US - or more likely their sports teams. However, if you lived a century ago (give or take) you'd be thinking Robber Barons. That's because these prestigious institutions and many like them were ... (more)