STAREAST 2018 Tutorial: Get Ready for the Big Time: Load and Performance Testing

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Monday, April 30, 2018 - 8:30am to 12:00pm

Get Ready for the Big Time: Load and Performance Testing

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Does your application have what it takes to handle the number of customers you expect—or hope for? Does it provide a quick, responsive experience for your users all the time? Amber Race explores the performance testing tools and techniques you need to help ensure that your application is ready for the load from real users. If you are just getting started as a performance tester and wondering how to begin, Amber takes you through the basics and reviews the different facets of load and performance testing. Learn how to analyze your application for potential issues, create tests using a variety of open source tools, and report your results in a way that your team will understand. In this hands-on session, Amber helps you develop the confidence to take on the critical task of load testing your application—and to get it ready for the big time.

Amber Race
Big Fish Games

Amber Race is a senior software development engineer in test at Big Fish Games. After majoring in Asian studies, teaching in Japan, and traveling the world, she stumbled into software testing and has been loving it ever since. Amber has more than fifteen years of testing experience at Big Fish and Microsoft, doing everything from manual application testing to tools development to writing automation frameworks for web services. She has worked on a wide variety of products and written automation in C#, C++, Python, and Java. Amber currently specializes in test automation and performance testing for high-volume back-end services supporting iOS and Android games.