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The Association for Software Testing is pleased to announce its ninth annual conference, CAST 2014 “The Art and Science of Testing”, to be held in New York, NY, August 11-13. To some, software testing is an outgrowth of engineering, mathematics and physics, while to others, testing is an exploration of psychology, philosophy or sociology. At CAST 2014, conference speakers will share their stories and experiences surrounding software testing, whether bound by rules and laws of science and experimentation, or expressed through creativity, imagination, and artistry.

Join us this summer for our ninth annual conference in downtown New York City at the beautiful Kimmel Center located next to Washington Square Park August 11-13, as we explore the art and science of testing.

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Monday, August 11 • 9:00am - 5:00pm
The Art of Performance Analysis LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Many newcomers to performance and load testing get the basics of test scripting and execution mastered in a few months and they can provide value to your project and company by simply delivering test results. However, if that's where your skills suddenly end and other engineers seem disconnected from your efforts, it's time for you to learn more about performance analysis and remediation. The real purpose and value of your work is making improvements and driving change to the technology and the company through the extension of your performance test results.

In this workshop you will learn how to take the next steps with your performance testing skills by learning new techniques for advanced performance analysis, deep-dives into bottlenecks, and proving out the remedies to the problems you've identified.

Workshop Takeaways:

  • Techniques for performance analysis and how to apply them in different contexts.

  • The use of inductive and deductive reasoning in performance.

  • Mathematical regressions for determining risk and severity.

  • Tips for measurement correlation and juxtaposition.

  • Risk and cost-based problem evaluation.

  • Innovative practices for results reporting and escalation.

  • Iterative remediation and problem isolation processes.

The class is broken into 4 sections
  1. Advanced Analysis Concepts

  2. Data State Transference and Bottlenecks

  3. Results Synthesis and Reporting

  4. Remediation and Escalation

Note: Participants should be familiar with performance testing basics, load testing and stress testing.  They should also have a working knowledge of computer system resources: CPU, DISK, MEMORY and NETWORK.

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Mark Tomlinson

Performagician, West Evergreen Consulting, LLC
Mark Tomlinson is a performance engineering and software testing consultant.  His career began in 1992 with a comprehensive two-year test for a life-critical transportation system, a project which captured his interest for software testing, quality assurance, and test automation... Read More →

Monday August 11, 2014 9:00am - 5:00pm EDT
KC 903

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