The Top 7 Mistakes in Performance Testing

This is my talk on the Top 7 Mistakes in Performance Testing that I delivered at the first Neotys Performance Advisory Council in November 2017. My presentation can be downloaded from SlideShare, and Neotys will be making all 15 speakers’ slides available soon. [slideshare id=83352854&doc=neotyspac2017-top7mistakesinperformancetestingv1-171204222626] […]

November 17, 2017|

Neotys Performance Advisory Council 2017

Recently, Neotys (the company responsible for NeoLoad) held their first Performance Advisory Council in Scotland. Their idea was to get 15 of the top performance testers together to talk about some of the trends that are influencing the future of the industry, such as IoT, AI, shift-right, and DevOps. Performance testers traveled from the U.K., France, New Zealand, Germany, USA, Australia and India to share their ideas on the the changes they are seeing to load and performance testing. Holding the event at Borthwick Castle (built in 1430) gave us a picturesque (if slightly incongruous) backdrop to our discussions about [...]

November 16, 2017|

Quality Software Australia Conference 2017

I will be speaking at the upcoming Quality Software Australia conference in Melbourne on May 11, 2017. Those who plan to attend the conference can look forward to presentations from local and international thought-leaders on devops/QAops, CI, testing microservices, test automation, and other topics of interest for people who care about software quality. My presentation on Web Performance Disasters will cover some of the more well known IT failures in recent years, along with some ideas for preventing similar disasters from happening in the future. […]

March 24, 2017|

Performance Testing in the Cloud

This is my presentation on Performance Testing in the Cloud that Chris De Lorenzo and I delivered at the Iqnite Australia 2014 conference on October 16th. The slides from Chris on the state of performance testing at Tabcorp (one of the world’s largest online betting companies) were excellent. The original presentation can be downloaded from SlideShare. [slideshare id=41836324&doc=performancetestinginthecloud-141120213134-conversion-gate02] […]

October 19, 2014|

Iqnite Australia 2014

This year was the second time that I have spoken at the Iqnite Australia conference. This year, Iqnite Australia was was held from October 16-17 at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition centre. The conference was a great opportunity to hear from experts in the field of software testing and to meet with other practitioners. Over 200 software testing professionals and vendors came to the conference to discuss the latest industry trends. […]

October 18, 2014|

Iqnite Australia 2013

I am quite excited about the upcoming Iqnite software testing conference which will be held in Sydney in October. The conference programme is full of interesting sessions, and it is always stimulating to be surrounded by a couple of hundred people who are all interested in software testing. I will be speaking at Iqnite in one of the sponsor sessions (thanks HP). I hope you will come along and say hi. […]

September 11, 2013|

HP Discover 2013 (Las Vegas)

This year HP Discover (Las Vegas) was bigger than ever, with more than 11,000 attendees and nearly 700 sessions over 3 days. HP Discover is a great place to learn more about HP Software products, meet some great people, and get a peek at the product roadmaps for the next year. I didn’t make it to the conference this year, as JDS asked that I not submit a presentation abstract. Instead, I have collected all the sessions from the Software (Quality and Performance Validation) track that I thought looked interesting, and that might be interesting for other performance testers. [...]

June 15, 2013|

Performance Testing in a Mobile World

This is my presentation on Mobile Performance Testing that I delivered at SoftEd Fusion 2012 (Sydney) on September 13th. The original PowerPoint file can be downloaded from SlideShare. [slideshare id=14380290&doc=fusion-2012-performance-testing-in-a-mobile-world-by-stuart-moncrieff-120921200026-phpapp02] […]

September 15, 2012|

SoftEd Fusion 2012

I am pleased to let you know that I will be speaking at SoftEd Fusion 2012 in Sydney this September. Fusion is a new conference organised by Software Education, which combines their STANZ testing conference and their Software Development Conference (SDC). Fusion will run over 2 days, with sessions on Agile methodologies, Enterprise Architecture, Cloud testing, business analysis, test automation, performance testing, and project management. There should be some great learning (and networking) opportunities, so this will be one of the best ways you could spend your training budget this year if your job involves creating software at large companies. [...]

June 29, 2012|

Extending VuGen 11.5 with custom add-ins

This is my presentation on the exciting potential of VuGen Add-ins that I delivered at HP Discover 2012 (Las Vegas) on June 7th. The original PowerPoint file can be downloaded from SlideShare. [slideshare id=13313138&doc=hp-discover-2012-extending-vugen-with-custom-addins-by-stuart-moncrieff-120613130833-phpapp02] Presentation abstract: HP has redesigned the latest version of VuGen from the ground up with a new, flexible architecture. For the first time, users will be able to add their own features to VuGen with custom add-ins. Join this session and learn the best techniques for developing these add-ins, with a demonstration and dissection of the VuGen Script Validator developed by JDS Australia. Whether you would [...]

June 9, 2012|

HP Discover 2012 (Las Vegas)

This year HP Discover will run from June 4-7 at The Venetian in Las Vegas. The conference will cover HP’s (and partners’) solutions for software, hardware, services, and networking. The hot buzzwords appear to be: cloud, mobility, and DevOps, with not so much Agile this year and only one mention of Web 2.0. As I am really just interested in topics related to Performance Testing, I have made a shortlist of the sessions relevant for people like me, so you don’t have to wade through the session catalogue (which has more than 800 sessions). There are quite a few interesting [...]

April 28, 2012|

HP Software Universe 2010 (recap)

I just got back from the US after presenting at HP Software Universe 2010. I will save the content of my presentation for another time, so this is a quick overview of what I saw at the Conference and some of the things I learned from the people who attended. […]

June 29, 2010|

I will be presenting at ANZTB 2010

On Tuesday March 2nd, I will be presenting on “The Non-Functional Requirements Every Project Forgets” at the ANZTB 2010 testing conference in Melbourne, Australia. Please come and say “hi”. […]

February 28, 2010|

Mercury Diagnostics for SAP

These are the long-awaited slides from my Mercury World Australia presentation. If you are currently performance testing an SAP implementation with LoadRunner or Performance Center, it is worthwhile evaluating Mercury’s diagnostic tools. […]

May 15, 2006|

Mercury World Australia Presentation

I will be presenting at Mercury World Australia this year. If you are interested in hearing about my experiences using Mercury's diagnostic tools for SAP (both R/3 and NetWeaver), please come and see my presentation at 9am on the 12th of May. I will probably post the PowerPoint slides some time after the presentation. Update: slides are here.

April 16, 2006|

Mercury World Australia 2005

No one is ever going to argue that Mercury don't know how to throw a party. Mercury World Australia was a great opportunity to hear experts talk about the direction our industry is headed and ways that business can increase the value they get from technology but, more importantly, it was also an opportunity to network (or schmooze if you prefer) and enjoy their excellent catering. While I definitely wasn't going to miss the Gala dinner on Thursday, due to client commitments I only ended up seeing one presenter - Paul McLean from RPM Solutions and his talk on "Analysing [...]

May 14, 2005|
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