Use Load Testing to Build a Proper Mental Model of Your Service

Wednesday, 30 August 2017 - 3:40pm4:10pm

John Looney, Intercom

Abstract: 

Large organisations often have teams dedicated to building and using load test frameworks for their production services. Intercom's engineering team was too small to have accurate load tests for all of it's systems, but as we acquired larger customers, having accurate load-test numbers, and being able to communicate them to the business became more critical. This talk will cover some things we learnt about load testing, and how it changed our mental models of some of our infrastructure.

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BibTeX
@conference {205488,
author = {John Looney},
title = {Use Load Testing to Build a Proper Mental Model of Your Service},
year = {2017},
address = {Dublin},
publisher = {{USENIX} Association},
}