When I talk to technologists at meetups and technical conferences about the importance of Performance testing, its interesting to hear a majority of them believe that ‘Performance Testing is all about using an automated tool’ to do the job. I thought its time to address this in a blog where I take on different perspectives and the amount of importance a tool needs to be given.
Looking to implement a SaaS solution (ERP or CRM solutions such as SAP, Salesforce or Workday) and think because it is a SaaS solution (all cloud and all mighty) you really do not need to assess the Performance and Scalability. You might be wrong – a real expensive WRONG!
I’m sure you must have heard about the latest buzz on Data science and how Machine Learning and Deep Learning is enhancing the way we use data to make machines smarter. There has been a sudden surge in demand for Data Scientists that got me interested. I hadn’t really looked at Machine Learning until I attended the AWS DevDay conference here in Melbourne and was awestruck at their capabilities and emphasis on Data science. I did have a brief understanding earlier but by the end of the day I realised that we are beyond the Digital Age; we can fairly say we are now headed towards the “Data Age”.
I’ve moved into a new role as a Performance Engagement Manager at a leading bank a few years back and have been trying to pen down my experience. I can say it is an entirely new world out there and yet most of it remains unexplored in the realm of Performance. This is my attempt at writing about Performance Testing from a Developers point of view.