A jotter about software testing and some other funny scenarios illustrated with cartoons from Torsten J. Zelger.
Thursday, December 31, 2015
Performance Testing applied
A view years back a client's back office system failed and queued all of their web service requests to our system. When they had fixed the issue, their queue was about to get emptied. Too many submissions were executed all at the same time. As a result OUR system went down.When we fixed it on our side, our management excused about the downtime and made a proposal to our client to announce next time when they start with a massive load again. Since it wasn't really a massive load, our client didn't find that statement very funny and responded similar like the penguin in the cartoon.
I keep on telling people that I have more talent to break things than to
actually build things, since, whatever I touch breaks apart or results
in another nice story that I can convert into a new cartoon published
on my blog at www.zelger.org. I guess this is just a myth since I also
built things successfully that are used by a large group of people
worldwide. Maybe I just look at things a little bit differently. I am
inspired a lot by the speaches, articles and books of James Whittaker,
Dorothy Graham, Johnathan Kohl and many many more; I am hungry to learn
from them on a continuous basis and apply some of these techniques to
my daily work with pleasure.
profile picture at Linked-In is a P1800 Volvo and it stands for excellent quality and design;
inspired by a Long Islander’s revered red Volvo 1800, 1966 which is
known for having racked up more than 3 million miles (GIYBF).
on this blog is guaranteed from my daily and past experience working as a tester,
test automation engineer, test manager and developer.
ThanX to Juan Ortega, Ernst Mueller who have helpede developing my style of drawing and humour and thanX to the Software Testing Club who regularly published some of my cartoons.