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Performance Lifecycle Virtualization – Join the Open Group Tweet Jam on Tuesday, Dec. 9th

It’s no secret that virtualization has played a significant role in all developers, testers, and operations team members over the last decade. However, when it comes to Performance Lifecycle Virtualization and how this enables you to have a complete environment for Development / Test / Operations by using Virtual Users, Virtual Services, Virtual Networks and Virtual Data are some old challenges or concepts with a new complete answer.

HP Discover Barcelona: Hot off the press

Just got to Barcelona last night and already feel that HP Discover EMEA will be a great event to share, learn and network with customers.

 

Today we are just starting the Customer Advisory Board (CAB) for all our HP Software products. It is exciting to see andDiscover Zone.PNG hear what customer are doing, how they are leveraging our solutions and discuss with them the future of our Performance testing and lifecycle virtualization products. For those that doesn’t know, the CAB is a meeting with the HP Product team (including RnD, Support and Professional services) and various customers to get input and needs for future releases. If you are interested to be part of future CABs, you can let me know adding a comment in this blog or contacting your HP sales representative.

 

Tomorrow is also a big day for HP Software Performance solutions At HP Discover, it is a day that our sessions will start, demos will be available in the Discover Zone, and demo of future products.

 

If you missed the CAB, you can still attend the Best Practices Forum for Performance and Lifecycle Virtualization. The forum will be a unique experience to hear about the Performance Engineering Vision, Continuous Integration and customer experience. In this forum, you can bring your questions and discuss with peers your challenges and solutions.

 

Best Practice Forum Information

HP Discover 2014 Barcelona -- MUST ATTEND SESSIONS

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Are you ready for HP Discover 2014 in Barcelona? I know I am! Check out this blog to learn more about the 'Must Attend Sessions' you need to sign up for now.

 

 

Results from HP and Vivit Worldwide Experts: Part 1 of 3, Focus on Mobile

Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now! Focus on Mobile Webinar

 

This thought leadership webinar focuses on Mobile: Trends; Themes; and Future, all from Experts and your peers in the Vivit Woldwide Community.

 

We have accelerated past ‘normal’ in the business world: a customer-focused and real-time feedback culture where expectations are higher and impacts faster. We must ‘Deliver Amazing Apps with Confidence Now’. As Developers, Testers, and Operations team members; you need the latest capabilities and proven practices to most effectively deliver these results.

 

Join us to grab ahold of HP’s latest capabilities and practices to deliver Mobile:
•How to develop mobile applications faster
•How to test with complex composite applications
•How to mitigate the risk of the mobile network and other distributed systems and services
•How to test earlier and throughout the development and testing lifecycle
•How to reduce time and effort to build and maintain development and test environments
•How to use ‘Lifecycle Virtualization’ to eliminate dependencies on hardware, software, and services

Deliver Amazing Applications with Performance Lifecycle Virtualization featuring Forrester

Deliver Amazing Applications with Performance Lifecycle Virtualization featuring Forrester

Mike Facemire, Principal Analyst of Forrester Research and Todd DeCapua, Senior Software Executive of HP Software

 

Composite applications and the complexity of Mobile, Cloud, and Agile has had significant impact on developers, testers, and operations team members over the last decade and consequently on the quality of software applications. Now there’s a new way to approach the challenges.

Performance Lifecycle Virtualization enables you to develop a complete environment for Development, Test and Operations by using Virtual Users, Virtual Services, Virtual Networks and Virtual Data. It provides an effective answer for how to get to market faster, increase the value of your brand, increase customer attraction and retention, and reduce costs.

Join this webinar to hear from our guest speaker, Michael Facemire, Principal Analyst of Forrester Research, how virtualized Users, Networks, Service, and Data should be used to create production environments in pre-production. He will also discuss the many benefits of doing this including less production defects, eliminated dependencies, and competitive advantage among others.

Don’t miss this informative event!

Free meet-up: Talking application performance engineering in New York at Velocity

Are you attending Velocity NYC next week? If you are (or are in New York during that time) I encourage you to take the opportunity to meet with us during the event.

 

We are hosting a performance engineering meet-up on Monday. Keep reading to find out how you can join us!

 

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Download HP LoadRunner and enhance your experience with the tips below

I am sure we have some similarities as “techies”! And one of the similarities may be learning about new software. I love trying new solutions and the challenges of discovering how it works and learning how the solution can help.

 

I understand that trying a new solution can be tricky; I decided to write a blog to enhance your experience when trying HP LoadRunner. Keep reading to find out how to have the best load testing experience ever.

Questions and answers from our Introduction to Performance Testing webinar

The “introduction to performance testing” webinar was a big hit last week.  An attendee told us:

 

“This session is very useful for me to start my first new project”

This demonstrates how there are still many question in the market about the process around performance testing domain. 

 

We received excellent questions and want to share them with the community. We want not only share but get your input on them and continue the conversation.  If you have experience and want to add to this blog, or have additional questions, please feel free to join us in the questions!

Performance Testing 101 – A webinar series focused on your needs!

 

I am sure you receive tons of emails everyday giving you webinars to attend. Working here at HP is no different and sometimes it is hard to keep up with the “good ones”.

 

I want to make your life easier and give you the chance to collaborate with me!  New Year resolution is to bring you the best webinar information around Performance. Cool, huh?

 

We are now providing a continuous series of Webinars focused on Performance testing, Performance Engineering and Performance lifecycle - they all add value to your job.

 

My plan is to bring you the “HOT” topics, as well as great speakers and unique ideas from our community. And BTW, the HP Performance Testing is the largest community in the industry! I am proud to be part of this community.

 

Learn more!

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About the Author(s)
  • I have been working in the computer software industry since 1989. I started out in customer support then software testing where I was a very early adopter of automation, first functional test automation and them performance test automation. I worked in professional services for 8 years before returning to my roots in customer support where I have been a Technical Account Manger for HP's Premier Support department for the past 4 years. I have been using HP LoadRunner since 1998 and HP Performance Center since 2004. I also have strong technical understanding of HP Application Lifecycle Management (Quality Center) and HP SiteScope.
  • Malcolm is a functional architect, focusing on best practices and methodologies across the software development lifecycle.
  • Michael Deady is a Pr. Consultant & Solution Architect for HP Professional Service and HP's ALM Evangelist for IT Experts Community. He specializes in software development, testing, and security. He also loves science fiction movies and anything to do with Texas.
  • Mukulika is Product Manager for HP Performance Center, a core part of the HP Software Performance Validation Suite, addressing the Enterprise performance testing COE market. She has 14 years experience in IT Consulting, Software development, Architecture definition and SaaS. She is responsible for driving future strategy, roadmap, optimal solution usage and best practices and serves as primary liaison for customers and the worldwide field community.
  • HP IT Distinguished Technologist. Tooling HP's R&D and IT for product development processes and tools.
  • WW Sr Product Marketing Manager for HP ITPS VP of Apps & HP Load Runner
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