Updated the list of my publications. Suddenly a lot happened in December.
At the CMG Conference I presented the latest version of my performance requirements view: Performance Requirements: the Backbone of the Performance Engineering Process, paper and presentation.
Also at the CMG Conference I presented Load Testing: See a Bigger Picture, paper and presentation. A magazine version of it, A Bird’s-Eye View of Load Testing, was published in the December issue of Software Test and Quality Assurance Magazine.
My notes on Performance Testing in the Cloud: Look Beyond the Word were published in the December issue of Testing Experience.
My post Performance: See the Whole Picture was included in 2012 Performance Calendar.
My next talk, Agile Aspects of Performance Testing, would be at Belgium Testing Days in Brussels, Belgium on March 1, 2013. Belgium Testing Days is a great global testing conference in spite of its rather local name – just check the program. All areas of testing covered – even performance testing is well represented, that is rather unusual for testing conferences.
I uploaded my CMG’10 presentations to my site.
One was A Load Testing Story. It just described one of my recent load testing projects chronologically. The point was to share some challenges of load testing and demonstrate that it may be not as trivial as sometimes believed.
Another, The Obscure World of Performance Requirements, was a small update of my old performance requirements presentation / paper. It was still a collection of topics related to performance requirements without many interconnections, but preparing it this time I got an idea how to arrange it in a more cohesive way; maybe I’d do this by CMG’11.
This year there is a separate subject area for Load Testing at CMG’10 (held December 6-10 in Orlando, Florida) in addition to the Performance Engineering subject area. The number of performance testing and performance engineering sessions significantly increased. Of course, there are a lot of excellent sessions in traditionally strong CMG areas such as capacity planning, monitoring, performance analysis, and modeling. Two Distinguished Speakers are talking about performance testing: Scott Barber, CTO of PerfTestPlus and Imad Mouline, CTO of Gomez. They also participate in the panel: Do we need Load Testing 2.0? Peter Johnson is doing a Load Testing CMG-T class. So it makes even more sense for performance testers and performance engineers to attend. See agenda for details. Conference proceedings up to 2007 are open for public.