STARWEST 2024 Tutorial: Holistic Performance Testing for Modern Applications


Tuesday, September 24, 2024 - 1:00pm to 4:30pm

Holistic Performance Testing for Modern Applications

With the advent of frameworks like Angular, React, and Vue, the landscape of application performance has changed significantly in terms of testing and measurement. Gone are the days of measuring response time as a single value based on back-end performance. In modern web and mobile applications, additional layers need to be peeled apart at the front end to truly understand its performance characteristics. Traditional approaches to performance testing are no longer sufficient to provide a delightfully responsive user experience. Join Kaushal Dalvi as he details new developments in the performance world and teaches a holistic approach to performance testing that applies to modern web and mobile applications. Equip yourself with the knowledge and tools needed to dissect performance on the front end while satisfying the need to capture traditional back-end metrics. You'll leave ready to develop different types of performance tests and add them to your build pipelines for continuous feedback on application performance in this new world.


Since he got his first computer at age thirteen, Kaushal Dalvi has been interested in systems and software performance. He spent days researching performance characteristics of different motherboards, CPUs, GPUs, RAM, and disks to configure and overclock them in order to squeeze the maximum frames per second out of the games he played. Kaushal built and maintained websites for local businesses, where he started learning about performance and reliability. He developed a taste for it, and now ten years later he continues working in the same field as the director of quality and performance engineering at Ultimate Software, leading teams that deal with workload modeling, test scripting and execution, bottleneck analysis, debugging, and much more.