Should performance testing grow fur or feathers to be saved from extinction ?
The way we develop and operate software is changing – and performance testing should change too to remain relevant.
The way we develop and operate software is changing – and performance testing should change too to remain relevant. It is not happening the first time in history – performance engineering has a long history that can be traced at least to 1960s – and we will discuss what changes we had in the past, what trends exist now, and how performance testing (and performance engineering in general) should adjust to agile / DevOps / Cloud /AI / etc. It is changing as we speak, so no exact recipes – but trends are pretty clear and we will discuss what skills performance testers and engineers need to remain in business.
Alexander Podelko has specialized in performance since 1997, working as a performance engineer and architect for several companies. Currently he is Consulting Member of Technical Staff at Oracle, responsible for performance testing and optimization of Enterprise Performance Management and Business Intelligence (a.k.a. Hyperion) products. Alex periodically talks and writes about performance-related topics, advocating tearing down silo walls between different groups of performance professionals. His collection of performance-related links and documents (including his recent articles and presentations) can be found here and he blogs here. He can be found on Twitter as @apodelko. Alex currently serves as a director for the Computer Measurement Group (CMG), an organization of performance and capacity planning professionals.