(2) Title: Guidebook to the Performance Engineering Body of Knowledge
Abstract: The software performance engineering "Body of Knowledge" (BoK) has five key knowledge areas that every enteprise must consider. In addtion, the BoK covers the roles and responsibilties of the performance engineer, capacity planner, performance testing, database performance, etc. The goal of the BoK is to define a standard language for PE, to help communicate the value of hte profession to the business, and to help with a career path.
(3) Title: Performance Testing: A guide to successful Real World Performance Testing
Abstract: In this paper, we present benefits of performance testing, forms of performance testing, key success factors and provider a framework to build a business case for Performance Testing and Application Performance Monitoring. It will be beneficial for beginner Performance Engineers and help close gaps for existing engineers by illustrating some best practices and guidelines for Successful Performance testing, and building a Performance Testing Center of Excellence.
(4) Title: Capacity Management & Monitoring Products (sponsor's presentation)
(5) Title: Smart Logging: Amplifying Application Logging and Tracing
Abstract: Standard logging facilities are useful, but lack many of the facilities required during problem determination. Both Dev and Ops organizations need turnkey, quick to deploy diagnostics capabilities in order to improve application quality and response time. Inspecting and relating log entries manually is a long and tedious process. In this session an expert in Java and middleware-centric architectures will present a better way - a method that brings intelligence and speed to logging and tracing. Using examples from enterprise customers, the presenter will illustrate how companies can rapidly deploy a real-time performance and diagnostics service that can track and correlate activities across composite applications. This session will also cover how to turn events into "smart events" in order to improve application quality and response time.
(6) Title: Performance Testing Approach for services and applications using MQ-Series
Abstract: Performance Testing of web-based applications have been addressed with the help of standard load testing tools and their methodology is well established and adopted by the Software Industry. With the advent of distributed Service Oriented Architecture (SOA) applications, the load testing of services poses its own challenge to Performance Testers and Engineers. In particular, this paper presents an approach and tool by which the challenges for performance testing a messaging service (services using SOAP over MQ) can be overcome. Further, the paper illustrates how existing tools can be adapted or new tools can be used to test them as well. It also specifies the testing, monitoring and tuning aspects of it as well.