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Web Performance at DevReach

Episode #809 Tuesday, October 9, 2012

While at DevReach, Carl and Richard hosted a panel on web performance with panelists Steve Smith, Kent Alstad and Paul Carvalho. The conversation starts with the challenge of good instrumentation, different techniques, and values for measuring performance. The panel also explores load testing, caching and other performance techniques - lots of deep dives into hard concepts!


Kent Alstad

Kent Alstad is principle or contributing author on all of Strangeloop's pending patents. Before helping create Strangeloop, he served as CTO at IronPoint Technology. Kent also founded, Eclipse Software, a Microsoft Certified Solution Provider, that he sold to Discovery Software in 2001. In more than 20 years of professional development experience, Kent has served as architect and lead developer for successful production solutions with The Active Network, ADP, Lucent, Microsoft, and NCS. "Port View", an application Kent architected for the Port of Vancouver, was honoured as "Best Administrative System" at the 1996 Windows World Open Competition. Kent holds a bachelor of science in psychology from the University of Calgary.

Steven Smith

Steve Smith (@ardalis) is an entrepreneur and software developer with a passion for building quality software as effectively as possible. He provides mentoring and training workshops for teams with the desire to improve. Steve has been recognized as a Microsoft MVP for over 10 consecutive years and is a frequent speaker at software developer conferences and events. He enjoys helping others write maintainable, testable applications using Microsoft's developer tools. Connect with Steve at ardalis.com.

Paul Carvalho

Paul Carvalho is the principle consultant at STAQS and has been in the IT industry since 1989. Paul is passionate about Testing and enjoys mentoring and helping others develop better testing skills and knowledge. He specializes in systems analysis, collaborative problem solving, test design and exploratory testing, and has a gift of teaching for understanding. As a software testing coach and practitioner, Paul helps testers and teams grow and adapt to complement development efforts – to increase collaboration, effectiveness and efficiency, and to provide value to projects. He has been published in Better Software magazine, is a regular speaker at testing workshops and conferences, blogs occasionally, loves scripting with Ruby, and enjoys discovering new ways to break systems and applications.

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