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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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Tuesday, August 12 • 3:30pm - 4:35pm
Early Performance Testing: Finding News You Can Use

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Development and deployment contexts have changed considerably over the last decade. The discipline of performance testing has had difficulty keeping up with modern testing principles and software development and deployment processes. Most people still see performance testing as a single experiment, run against a completely assembled, code-frozen, production-resourced system, with the "accuracy" of simulation and environment considered critical to the value of the data the test provides. But what can we do to provide actionable and timely information about performance and reliability when the software is not complete, when the system is not yet assembled, or when the software will be deployed in more than one environment? Eric will deconstruct “realism” in performance simulation, talk about performance testing more cheaply to test more often, and suggest strategies and techniques to get there. He will share findings from WOPR22, where performance testers from around the world came together in May 2014 to discuss this theme in a peer workshop.

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Eric Proegler

Product Manager, SOASTA
I am a Product Manager at SOASTA (www.soasta.com). I've worked in testing for 16 years, and specialized in performance and reliability testing for 13. I am a Board Member for AST, the Association for Software Testing, and an organizer for WOPR, the Workshop on Performance and Reliability. I've presented and facilitated at CAST, WOPR, Agile 2015, Oredev, STPCon, PNSQC, and STiFS. In my free time, I'm into travel, food trucks... Read More →


Tuesday August 12, 2014 3:30pm - 4:35pm
10th fl Rosenthal Pavillion

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