Lessons in Load Testing: Using PHP to load test your site and APIs


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Wes Reavely at 01:56 on 6 Mar 2016

I feel like this is an overlooked and under appreciated area of webdev. Jason Lotito demonstrated the aspects of load testing using easy to understand tools and code. I especially liked how he used a highliting effect within his presentation to keep the group following along on a line by line breakdown of his test code. I believe he outlined a well rounded coverage of the configuration options and considerations of load testing.

I felt like a few more use-case scenarios could've been played out with briefer detail through the middle of his presentation, however I cannot fault him for the detail and verbosity of his talk; especially with an expectation of bringing complete novices to a competent level in only an hour.

My only real complaint is that your slideshow could've used a hair more debug time ;-p

Good job Jason, I look forward to more insightful presentations in the future.

Becky at 10:33 on 6 Mar 2016

Great overview of how to approach load testing. I would have liked to hear more information about how to actually write the scripts for the testing an application, but with the limited amount of time I can see why it wasn't included.

Bill Condo at 08:59 on 7 Mar 2016

I'm the first to say that I don't understand as much about load testing as I should. Jason's talk was clear and helped me level up a bit and learn about a new tool.

Until my talk claim is approved, here is the link to the slides. The recording was cut off a bit at the beginning, but I'll have that up as well.


Eli E Vargas at 12:11 on 7 Mar 2016

Enjoyable and insightful. A little too product/tool specific, but it do not felt like marketing, but rather that he really like the tool. I was expecting something more generic though.
The speaker himself was very engaging and showed a deep understanding of the subject. Great Q&A.