Ready, Steady, Crash! My load testing journey …and how it came crashing down!
The key to finding the optimal solution to a problem is to threefold: maximise the number of tools in your ‘personal tool box’; know all their capabilities and uses; and to know which tool is best suited to fix the particular problem in front of you. This talk will enable you to grow all three aspects around load testing. It will look at what it means to ‘load test’ your application, how to get started with writing your first script and provide you with a case study and an insight as to the tools and techniques that we use here at the FT to help identify such performance issues.
Katie Koschland is an Engineer at the Financial Times. She is currently working in the Internal Products team building tools for employees of the company. Prior to the FT, she attended the University of Leeds where she studied Actuarial Maths and attended a coding bootcamp called Makers Academy. She is passionate about problem solving and you can find her sharing her thoughts on Twitter at @KKoschland.