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Date: March 16, 2011
Time: 08:00 - 18:00 CET
Venue: Kongresshaus, Zurich, Switzerland
Infosys is a Gold Partner at Swiss Testing Day, one of Europe’s largest and premier software testing conferences. Currently in its sixth year, the conference provides a neutral platform for IT testing professionals to discuss latest software testing trends and practices. Swiss Testing Day is renowned as a conference organized by testers for testers and is an ideal forum to address the needs of the Software Testing community.
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Session 1/ Track:
10:30 - 11:15 CET
Functional Testing Tools - An Innovative and Inexpensive Approach to Performance Testing
Dick Van Driel, Project Manager, ABN AMRO Bank, Netherlands,
Surya Prakash, Senior Project Manager, Independent Validation and Testing Services, Infosys Technologies
Typically QA teams face two major challenges during the performance testing phase:
- Procurement of expensive tool licenses
- Unavailability of a newer/ compatible version of the performance testing tool
However, it is imperative for QA teams to come up with innovative and cost efficient solutions to overcome these challenges and ensure applications and systems are tested for performance and that quality is not compromised.
This presentation, based on actual experiences of a project team, introduces one such innovative approach. Our experts outline how performance testing challenges were overcome using existing resources. The team in question had to either use a version of the performance tool which did not meet the testing requirements, or, hire consultants. They chose to use a functional testing tool in place of a performance testing tool, and terminal servers or virtual desktops to simulate the load requirement. This methodology was adapted to test two major applications in five test scenarios each, covering over 200 user sessions within a span of 30 days.
This presentation will elaborate on:
- Use of functional testing tool to conduct performance testing (Implementation of the approach)
- Applicability and limitations
- Best practices
- Benefits realized
Dick is a Project Manager with ABN AMRO and is responsible for managing the separation project within the FX and Rates business. He specializes in complex administrations, IT implementation projects and re-organizations.
Since 2009, Dick has been managing a complex project for implementing a new Trading Platform within ABN AMRO as part of the Separation Program. He is also involved in an effort to implement different asset classes within the same system.
Surya is currently responsible for coordinating and handling testing activities at a client location. He has a keen interest in and has headed many performance testing engagements. He has been instrumental in developing key solutions as part of testing engagements.
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