STARWEST 2024 Tutorial: Ramping Up Modern Performance


Monday, September 23, 2024 - 8:30am to 4:30pm

Ramping Up Modern Performance

Modern software is developed in a continuous manner, with several backend services frequently being deployed and scaled in the cloud. Furthermore, as organizations move toward agile, DevOps, and continuous delivery, it is vital for them to move away from traditional approaches to evaluate performance. Are you interested in ramping up or polishing your skills on performance testing? Leandro Melendez will introduce attendees to modern, agile, and continuous performance testing. You’ll learn performance assurance principles and everything from fundamental performance concepts like correlation to advanced concepts such as pipelining of performance checks. You'll define what is performance testing and identify differences between performance testing, assurance, and load testing. Leandro will explain principles for addressing performance concerns under a traditional or waterfall software process versus modern, agile software practices and how to implement best practices for modern and continuous performance assurance so that you can integrate performance tests into the CI. Attendees will leave this tutorial understanding and putting together a complete continuous performance framework. You will be given examples to apply tools like k6, JMeter, Gatling, Locust, InfluxDB, Prometheus, Jenkins, GitHubActions, Grafana, Elastic, Git, and many more integrating to CI pipelines to performance tests at every moment. Performance testing is evolving from just load testing, and so should we!

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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.