Monday Musings

By June 17, 2019 Mondays No Comments

After an extended period of laziness hiatus, Monday Musings is back! We’ll see how long I can keep it going for this time… šŸ™‚

  • I’ll be spending some time over the next few weeks digging into the 2019 State of Testing Survey results, available here: https://qablog.practitest.com/the-state-of-testing-report-2019-is-out-this-is-the-6th-yearly-edition/
  • I appreciated reading Alex Podelko’s Are Times still Good for Load Testing? this week. As a longtime JMeter user and aficionado, I certainly sympathise with the plight of expensive enterprise solutions in the marketplace, versus free and very capable open-source applications and frameworks. He also makes some salient points regarding the DevOps perspective. A performance testing tool like LoadRunner or JMeter certainly has its place in the development cycle, but you can reasonably take the view that if you need to test an application in a dedicated performance testing cycle ahead of release, you’re probably doing something wrong. Performance testing of code and integrated components is better done far earlier in the development lifecycle (AKA – Shift Left), and preferably throughout (AKA – Continuous performance Testing) and even later (AKA – Shift Right) by virtue of production monitoring.
  • Putting enterprise (and free) performance testing apps under even further pressure are tracing tools you’ve already got built into the browser you’re probably using right now!
  • I’ve been doing a lot of webinars recently. If you’re interested in joining me for one, you can find out about upcoming webinars or watch a previous recording here: https://www.gurock.com/testrail/webinars
Thanks for reading. Feel free to reach out via a comment or on the socials if anything resonates.

Cheers,
Simon

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