Christina Thalayasingam

Christina Thalayasingam is a software testing evangelist with more than 6 years of experience in both functional and non-functional testing. She possesses a development background. Since she has worked on PHP Web Development and Android Mobile Development before taking up Quality Engineering. She has automated content management systems for the UK government, point of sales applications, eCommerce application, and clinical trial applications. She was worked on-site in the UK on projects with the UK government sector and Sysco, a Fortune 100 food supply chain management company.

Christina is currently working as a Senior Test Engineer at Medidata Solutions by Dassault Systèmes®, an award-winning company that develops and markets software as a service (SaaS) for clinical trials. Also, she has been part of various prestigious conferences, technical meetups and webinars.


My Sessions

Fri, September 24

5:15 pm - 6:15 pm

Stepping Stones into Performance Testing with Jmeter

Performance of the end-product has become vital; hence performance testing has started getting increased importance in the software development lifecycle. Most testing teams try to conduct performance testing, but many fail to find the real issues/bottlenecks in the application. There is a common misconception that knowing how to use performance testing tools is enough. That alone would not let you mimic the real-world activities with your performance tests, which means you will not spot the real issues.

In this session, Christina will help you set up a robust performance testing process and ensure that performance testing is conducted in a manner that puts the spotlight on real issues. She will teach you to design your tests to capture the real picture of the way the application is used, as well as:

  • Techniques and tips that helped her to work out performance tests so that the real underlying issues in the application were spotted at an early stage.

  • Elements that need to be considered from the very beginning of requirements gathering.

  • Things that need to be considered when maintaining the scripts.

  • Your tests should mimic the real actions of the end-users. If not, you will not be able to achieve the true purpose of testing performance.

Performance testing is a necessity, but it needs to be approached in the right way for it to add value and maximum efficiency. I will share a few tips and tricks in JMeter that you can use to make your tests more realistic.

Takeaways:

  • This will be relevant to all those who have entered or are planning to enter the world of performance testing.

  • This is my real-life testimonial to how we conquer unexpected roadblocks and created performance tests that add value.

  • This talk will give an idea on how certain tips and tricks can be used in JMeter to make your scripts very realistic

  • Helpful for anyone who want to get their team introduced into performance testing or they have started to conduct performance tests but are not getting anywhere with it.

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