Certified QA Professionals
The growing dialogue about the changing software testing trends — especially amid the rise in DevOps and Agile practices — is spawning an epidemic of theories about where the industry is heading. While many of these theories are legitimate, others appear less so. One area of discussion that sets off an alarm bell for me is the idea that performance engineering will replace performance testing.
The basic premise of this argument is that instead of executing performance test scripts, the emphasis will shift to analyzing how all the items of the application work together. In other words, performance, security, usability, hardware, software, configuration and business value will all be inspected by performance engineers while they collaborate and iterate on the ingredients considered of the highest value. Then, they’ll deliver these items quickly, ensuring a top-grade product every step of the way.
Why Performance Engineering Can’t Replace Performance Testing