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Reducing the Risk of Late-Stage Performance Application Surprises Presented by SmartBear Software at QUEST Conference

Scott Barber, Product Owner, Performance Products at SmartBear Software, the leading provider of software quality and performance management tools, is presenting, “Reduce Late-Stage Performance Application Surprises with Lifecycle Monitoring,” at QUEST 2014 Conference, April 7-14, 2014 in Baltimore, MD. QUEST – the Quality Engineering & Software Testing Expo – is the best source for new technologies and proven methods for quality engineered software and testing. Thought leaders, evangelists, innovative practitioners and IT professionals gather for a week of classes, tutorials, educational sessions, hands-on workshops, discussions groups, Expo and networking.


        SmartBear’s Scott Barber Presenting at QUEST 2014 Conference


“Reduce Late-Stage Performance Application Surprises with Lifecycle Monitoring”
– Thursday, April 10, 2014, 2:00 p.m. – 3:00 p.m. EDT



Hyatt Regency Baltimore, 300 Light Street, Baltimore, MD

Scott Barber shares his T4APM™ lifecycle monitoring and trending framework designed to both dramatically reduce the risk of late-stage performance surprises and to streamline late-lifecycle load testing. This framework has been shown to integrate seamlessly into a variety of processes with or without specialized tools or customization. When it's critical to deliver a well performing application on time, the first time, the traditional process of load testing the release-candidate is simply too little, too late. The sooner we start measuring and tuning performance, the lower the risk of experiencing unpleasant and costly surprises shortly before or after going live. It’s between unreasonable and impossible to conduct traditional load testing before the application is at least functionally viable.

Scott Barber is a well-respected leader in the advancement of software testing practices, industry activist and load testing celebrity of sorts. He is best known as one of the most energetic and entertaining speakers in the industry as well as a prolific author of several books including “Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications,” “Beautiful Testing,” “How to Reduce the Cost of Testing,” and “Web Load Testing for Dummies” as well as the author of over 100 articles on his blog, “Peak Performance.” Follow him on Twitter @sbarber.

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About LoadUIWeb

LoadUIWeb by SmartBear is a free desktop tool for performance, stress, scalability and load testing of web applications. It supports testing web applications on almost any server technology or platform including IIS or Apache, Windows or Linux/UNIX, Ajax, ASP.NET, Flash, Flex and Silverlight. For the latest updates, follow @LoadUIWeb on Twitter or visit: or to download LoadUIWeb Pro, visit:

About SmartBear Software

More than one million developers, testers and operations professionals use SmartBear software tools to ensure the quality and performance of their APIs, mobile, cloud-based and Web applications. With five million downloads and counting, SmartBear products are affordable, easy-to-use and ready for deployment. Free tools and plug-ins for automation and performance testing, code review and website monitoring are available for download on the website. Learn more about SmartBear, the company's award-winning tools or join the active user community at, on Facebook or follow us on Twitter @smartbear or Google+.

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