STARWEST 2024 Concurrent Session : Chihuahua Load Tests!


Thursday, October 5, 2023 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Chihuahua Load Tests!

Because, bigger isn't always better. Especially nowadays. Do your teams need help accommodating those humongous load tests in your agile & continuous projects? Do you need frozen environments? Or, stop (freeze) all new changes until you can execute your colossal test? Everything to find the limits of your cloud, elastic, and distributed application? All of that struggle to repeat it because the metrics you've got became invalid with the next release? You should reframe the perspective and stop focusing on generating a few massive load tests. Why not have Chihuahua-sized load tests? You can have a lot of those! They are small, cute, and pretty fast. You can even carry them around with you! The list of advantages goes on and on. In this session, Leandro will describe the advantages of these tiny and cute load tests, the reasons to stop focusing on St. Bernard-sized load tests, and some tips on how to get the most out of Chihuahua-sized load tests.

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Leandro Melendez is a performance testing advocate with K6-Grafana helping everyone to ramp up on their performance practices. He has over 20 years of experience in IT and over 10 in the performance testing practice where he served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, etc. Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers. He is the producer and host of the Spanish language version of the PerfBytes podcast and the Señor Performo learning YouTube channelsLeandro is an international public speaker participating in multiple conferences, events and webinars, with keynotes, workshops and multiple talks on his belt. And last, author of The Hitchhiker's Guide To Load Testing Projects, a fun walkthrough that will guide you through the phases or levels of an IT load testing project.