Past Events

LoadTestWorld is an opportunity for members of the load testing community to meet virtually and share!

We recently held our first LoadTestWorld virtual conference on October 6th, 2021. All of our guest speaker presentations have been archived here for you to watch again. We hope to see you at our next conference in 2022!

October 6, 2021

12:05 pm - 12:30 pm

The state of Load Testing: From Performance Testing to Performance Engineering

David Milette, SQALogic

The way we develop and manage applications is evolving. This evolution is pushing organisations to think about quality testing in new ways to ensure it follows the evolution that is underway.

DevOps does not signify that testing and quality is out of scope but rather that it is embedded in every aspect of the application lifecycle from inception to EOL (End of Life).

More specifically, as it pertains to load testing, we are seeing a growing trend around moving from performance testing as a planned phase executed close to go-live to something that we engineer into every step of the application development lifecycle. In this brief talk we will take a quick look into this these new trends, it’s inherited implications and the advantages that come with it.

12:30 pm - 1:00 pm

Get Set Action

NaveenKumar Namachivayam, QAInsights

CI/CD is not a fad - it is a transformation of how products hit the market. GitHub Actions are now an integral part of developers' ecosystem to automate workflows. Starting from linting to production deployments, GitHub Actions are ubiquitous. In this presentation, we are going to see how we can leverage GitHub Actions for JMeter test plans to run performance tests for developers' events such as push, merge, new release etc. We will see how to integrate your test plans into GitHub Actions, scheduling, test execution matrix, results collection and more in a demo.

1:00 pm - 1:30 pm

Load test as Internal* service

Eldad Uzman, Senior Automation Engineer at MSD Animal Health Intelligence Technology Labs.

Collaborative efforts in performance testing.

1:30 pm - 2:00 pm

Performance Test Tools Comparison

Emily Ren, Principal Performance Consultant

2:00 pm - 2:30 pm

Removing Outliers from a JMeter Test

Dave Koziel, RedLine13

A significant issue with running load tests is contending with extraneous factors introducing errors into your test. Dave will talk about how to automatically remove outliers stemming from a specific common scenario using a Groovy script. Dave will show an example of how we can filter out the ramp-up and down timeframes from results and how we can focus on true peak performance.

2:30 pm - 3:00 pm

Lessons learned at ACT

Heath Meyer, ACT

Heath will discuss ACTs move to RedLine13 and why it was such a pivotal transition for their organization.

3:00 pm - 3:30 pm

Book: The Hitchhiking Guide To Load Testing Projects

Leandro Melendez

Leandro Melendez, Señor Performo, will talk about his new book, The Hitchhiking Guide To Load Testing Projects. A fun step-by-step walkthrough guide into load tests. In this book, he teaches fun examples, stories, and engaging tales about the steps (in order) that a performance engineer should take while executing load testing projects. But, it is not all fun and games, as he includes, after each fun story, all the official terms and accurate descriptions of a traditional load test project from beginning to end. Following the book's guidelines, he will share details around what the book describes, some tips, and inside looks into the content. All the information he will be sharing will align with the steps and best practices that a performance engineer should be following when doing a load test project.

3:30 pm - 4:00 pm

Driving load tests from the command line

Nik Gregory, Acquia

Nik will talk about developing a Command line driver for Redline13 using the rest API. As part of this talk, Nik will discuss the running of tests and doing data extraction and test run analysis through a CLI wrapper.

4:00 pm - 4:30 pm

The RedLine13 Story

Bob Bickel, RedLine13