Leandro Melendez - TF 2023

TestFlix 2023 - Leandro Melendez

'TestFlix 2023' - Esteemed Speaker

Leandro Melendez

Performance Advocate at Grafana k6

Atomic Talk Title: Chihuahua-sized Load tests


Because bigger isn’t always better. Especially nowadays.
Do your teams need help accommodating those humongous load tests in your agile & continuous projects?
Do you need frozen environments? Or, stop (freeze) all new changes until you can execute your colossal test? Everything to find the limits of your cloud, elastic, and distributed application?
All of that struggle to repeat it because the metrics you’ve got became invalid with the next release?
You should reframe the perspective and stop focusing on generating a few massive load tests. Why not have Chihuahua-sized load tests?
You can have a lot of those! They are small, cute, and pretty fast. You can even carry them around with you!
The list of advantages goes on and on. In this session, Leandro will describe the advantages of these tiny and cute load tests, the reasons to stop focusing on St. Bernard-sized load tests, and some tips on how to get the most out of Chihuahua-sized load tests.

Talk Takeaways

  • The audience will understand the difference between performance and load testing.
  • Clear perspective on why huge and small tests are changing priority in modern times.
  • How to use small load tests in modern-continuous projects.
  • Tips and tricks to implement chihuahua tests all over their continuous efforts.

Speaker Bio


Leandro is a performance testing advocate with Grafana k6 helping everyone to ramp up on their performance practices.
He has over 20 years of experience in IT and over 10 in the performance testing practice where he served multiple S&P500 customers all over the USA, Mexico, Canada, Brazil, India, Austria, etc.
Author of the performance testing blog Señor Performo (www.srperf.com) where he curates a diverse set of learning material for performance testers and engineers together with a couple of YouTube channels. As well he hosts the PerfBytes español Podcast, and is a co-host on the main PerfBytes show since 2018.
He is an international public speaker participating in multiple conferences, events and webinars, with keynotes, workshops and multiple talks on his belt.
And last, author of “The Hitchhikers Guide To Load Testing Projects”, a fun walkthrough that will guide you through the phases or levels of an IT load testing project. https://amzn.to/37wqpyx

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