With the adoption of agile development with its shorter time to market and the implementation of micro service architectures in many organisations, the number of required performance tests to release with confidence increases dramatically. The “traditional way” of performance testing, with dedicated performance test specialists, is no longer scalable. Instead, agile development teams should be responsible for the performance of their product and be able to do their own performance testing.

In reality this is easier said than done. Performance engineers are required to be T-shaped generalists: they need to master load test tools, know how to use application monitoring…

Daniel Moll

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