Do you want to get started with performance testing, but think that it is unimportant or that it won’t fit into your process? This 5-minute ignite talk provides an introduction to performance testing and some of the potential negative consequences of releasing a system with poor performance. In it, I provide an overview of six performance testing techniques (load, stress, endurance, volume, scalability, and spike testing) and the way in which they provide value, and then conclude by explaining how they can be used by developers, testers, and DevOps engineers. The goal of this talk is to provide you with a high-level overview that you can use to guide the implementation of performance testing on your own project.
As a software developer and tester at Coveros, I have experience working on both large scale Agile development projects for commercial clients and public sector innovative research and development projects. Most recently I have been focused on improving developer productivity and enforcing code quality and best practices.