Author: rclinard

Functional QA Testers Becoming Performance Engineers

A great article by Joe Colantonio, the founder of Test Talks! http://techbeacon.com/never-say-die-how-qa-engineers-can-become-performance-testers     QA’s evolution 1 day ago Never say die: How QA engineers can become performance testers Good QA engineers never die—they just expand their roles. For years I’ve been hearing about how QA engineer careers are dying and being replaced by jack-of-all-trade developers working in Read More …

Cloud Deployments: Why Performance Testing your application is Required for Efficient UP and OUT Scalability

Rebecca Clinard   Cloud Deployments: Why Performance Testing your application is Required for Efficient UP and OUT Scalability   The cloud tries to meet applications’ scalability needs by using the UP and OUT approach – more powerful VM’s and redundancy. This on demand elasticity masks root causes which limit scalability while at the same time Read More …

Performance Engineering: The Hunt for KPI’s

   By Rebecca Clinard   Key Performance Indicators are essentially the Gold mines of information for understanding where bottlenecks are occurring within your application’s deployment. KPI’s illustrate a performance story by filling in resource usage details. You will want to have measurable KPI’s embedded throughout the entire deployment, end to end.   KPI’s are measurable counters Read More …

How to Spot a Fantastic Performance Engineer: Hint, Look for These Soft Qualities

 By Rebecca Clinard   Performance engineers can be your very best investment since a vast majority of today’s companies’ productivity and profits depend directly on the performance of web or mobile applications. These performance engineers will become intimate with your applications so do what you can to attract and keep these assets – they are in Read More …

Performance Engineering Versus Performance Reporting: Using Absolute and Relative Data

What Type of Data is Required?     By Rebecca Clinard       Performance Reporting quantifies the scalability of an application. These reports are deliverables to all of the web or mobile application’s stakeholders. Reporting uses relative data such as averages and percentiles to determine whether SLA’s are met. These SLA’s are agreements defining the acceptance Read More …

Performance Testing Rookie Mistakes

Admit it, we’ve all made these mistakes…    By Rebecca Clinard   Did you take the environment down? Who me? We Assumed that http status code of 200 meant a successful transaction and didn’t bother to place that assertion for Validation.   We used milliseconds or no Think Times for pauses and inadvertently executed a totally unrealistic Read More …