In this episode, listen in on one of Perfguild online conferences’ Ask Us Anything roundtables with Scott Barber and Mark Tomlinson. Scott is the founder of PerfTestPlus, and Mark is a host at PerfBytes, so they’re both performance testing uber-experts. Learn more about using functional automation scripts for performance testing, the future of performance testing, ways to get started with performance testing, and much, much more. Also listen up to find out how performance testing is similar to pipes and balloon animals.
Scott Barber is the CTO of PerfTestPlus, executive director of the Association for Software Testing (AST) and co-founder of the Workshop on Performance and Reliability (WOPR). A recognized expert in performance testing and analysis, he combines experience and a passion for solving performance problems with a context-driven approach he sometimes calls a “scientific art” to produce accurate results. Scott is an international keynote speaker, trainer, consultant, and writer of articles for a variety of publications
Mark Tomlinson is a performance engineering and software testing enthusiast and co-founder of the popular PerfBytes podcasts. Mark's first experiences with computing started in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest in software testing, quality assurance, and test automation. After extended work with Mercury Interactive, Microsoft, Hewlett-Packard, and PayPal he has amassed broad experiences with real-world scenario testing of large and complex systems and is regarded as a leading expert on computer system performance. Mark now helps companies to adopt modern performance testing and engineering strategies, practices and behaviors for better performing technology.