Accelerate On Demand

Load testing is the act of simulating demand on a system and measuring it — but measuring it for what exactly? What’s the point? This session explores the pointy end of this question with the handy mnemonic “SPEARS.” Learn how load testing can be used to poke at scalability, performance, elasticity, availability, reliability and even security issues, and also how to take a stab at solving them in your production systems. Humans learned to throw spears at woolly mammoths thousands of years ago; this session will revive your innate spear-throwing abilities in the context of a modern web.