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Leandro Melendez (Señor Performo)Performance Advocate @ Grafana k6

Keynote of TestIstanbul 2023

Modern Performance testing. What’s the deal in tools and processes?

We need to evolve our thinking of performance, from just load-testing to continuously assure that our systems perform.
System performance has become critical through the pace of agile and continuous software methodologies, where things like microservices, cloud, IoT, and many other environments keep changing the landscape of the IT world.
Unfortunately, many teams still try to hold on to old testing methods and focus on executing load tests. Or worse, they think performance testing is the same as load testing.
There are many ways we can expand how we test performance. Everything from testing, assurance, validation, verification, optimization, notification, and many other activities. These actions will enable our organizations to ensure that the applications perform well and keep doing so under any set of circumstances.
What does it mean to assure performance nowadays? Leandro will discuss new technologies, practices, trends, and how they are changing the performance assurance discipline. He will use fun examples to illustrate these differences, starting from the old days to the most modern approaches. You will leave with several recommendations, tools, and procedures.
Get ready for a roadmap to start ensuring that your software performs at its best and that you keep it that way while continually developing it.

About Leandro Melendez (Señor Performo)

Leandro is a performance testing advocate with Grafana k6 helping everyone to ramp up on their performance practices.
He has over 25 years of experience in IT and over 15 in the performance testing practice where he served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, etc.
Author of the popular performance testing blog Señor Performo ( where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers.
He is an international public speaker participating in multiple conferences, events and webinars, with keynotes, workshops and multiple talks on his belt.
And last, author of “The Hitchhikers Guide To Load Testing Projects”, a fun walkthrough that will guide you through the phases or levels of an IT load testing project.

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