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SmartBear Talks Highly Effective, Cost Friendly Performance Testing Method and Metrics at STARCANADA

Scott Barber, Product Owner, Performance Products at SmartBear Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance management tools, is presenting the half-day tutorial, “Managing Application Performance: A Simplified Universal Approach” at STARCANADA, April 5-9, 2014 in Toronto. He is also presenting, “How Metrics Programs Can Destroy Your Soul.” STARCANADA is the premier software testing conference in the region with the most up-to-date information, tools and technologies available in the industry today.


    SmartBear’s Scott Barber Presenting at STARCANADA


Managing Application Performance: A Simplified Universal Approach” – Monday,

April 7, 2014 at 1:00 p.m. EDT
“How Metrics Programs Can Destroy Your Soul” – Wednesday, April 9, 2014 at
12:45 p.m. EDT


Toronto Hilton, 145 Richmond St. W., Toronto, ON M5H 2L2

In response to increasing market demand for well-performing applications, many organizations implement performance testing programs, often at great expense. These solutions alone are often insufficient to keep pace with emerging expectations and competitive pressures. In a half day tutorial, Scott Barber shares the fundamentals of implementing T4APM™, a simple and universal approach that is valuable independently or as an extension of existing performance testing programs. The approach hinges on applying a simple and unobtrusive “Target, Test, Trend, Tune” cycle to tasks in your application lifecycle – from a single unit test through entire system production monitoring.

In the session, “How Metrics Programs Can Destroy Your Soul,” Scott shares what stakeholders are looking for when they request specific metrics, how the metrics they request frequently fail and how to help your organization create metrics that do provide real insight. Discover the tools needed to explain what can be measured, what those measurements mean and how to combine measurements into metrics that tell insightful stories about your testing.

Scott Barber is a well-respected leader in the advancement of software testing practices, industry activist and load testing celebrity of sorts. He is best known as one of the most energetic and entertaining speakers in the industry as well as a prolific author of several books including “Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications,” “Beautiful Testing,” “How to Reduce the Cost of Testing,” and “Web Load Testing for Dummies” as well as the author of over 100 articles on his blog, “Peak Performance.” Follow him on Twitter @sbarber.

For the latest updates, follow STARCANADA on Twitter at #StarCanada or visit: http://starcanada.techwell.com/

About LoadUIWeb

LoadUIWeb by SmartBear is a free desktop tool for performance, stress, scalability and load testing of web applications. It supports testing web applications on almost any server technology or platform including IIS or Apache, Windows or Linux/UNIX, Ajax, ASP.NET, Flash, Flex and Silverlight. For the latest updates, follow @LoadUIWeb on Twitter or visit: http://loaduiweb.org/ or to download LoadUIWeb Pro, visit: http://loaduiweb.org/downloads/loaduiweb-pro-trial.html.

About SmartBear Software

More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear software tools to ensure the quality and performance of their APIs, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications. With five million downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy-to-use and ready for deployment. Free tools and plug-ins for automation and performance testing, code review and website monitoring are available for download on the website. Learn more about SmartBear, the company's award-winning tools or join the active user community at http://www.smartbear.com, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @smartbear or Google+.

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