STARWEST 2019 Concurrent Session : Finding Performance Issues Early with JMeter

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Wednesday, October 2, 2019 - 1:30pm to 2:30pm

Finding Performance Issues Early with JMeter

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Nonfunctional tests like performance tests are often left until the end of the delivery cycle because they can be expensive in terms of time, resources, and effort. However, performance issues can be difficult to resolve when found late in the software development lifecycle. Apache JMeter is an open source tool designed to load test functional behavior and measure performance. JMeter can be used to develop, manage, and execute load and performance tests while the code is being developed, rather than waiting to do performance testing until just before release. By using it early in your delivery pipeline, you can find and resolve performance issues as soon as they are introduced. Join Bob Foster as he shows how to use JMeter, design test scenarios, parameterize and seed tests, and execute those tests within Jenkins as part of a CI/CD pipeline. You will leave with an understanding of how to start doing performance testing early in the development process.

Bob Foster
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Bob Foster is a technical manager with over twenty years of experience as a senior software engineer and team lead. Bob has proven experience in all aspects of software development and delivery, including DevOps, CI/CD, and infrastructure as code. He is a firm believer in the benefits gained by software teams when following agile, CI/CD, and DevOps methodologies and has been successful in helping drive agile and DevOps cultural shifts in both individual teams and organizations. Bob feels strongly that feedback is crucial to the success of a project and that following the disciplines of agile, CI/CD, and DevOps will help provide visibility and feedback early and often throughout the entirety of a project, improving its chance for success.