Huw Price
Managing Director
Curiosity Software Ireland

Huw was VP and ŒApplication Delivery Global QA Strategist¹ at CA Technologies, and is now Managing Director of Curiosity Software Ireland. He has 30 years of experience as a software inventor and entrepreneur, and has founded five software companies. Huw specializes in DevOps solutions. He was the inventor of Agile Designer, a complete solution to design software and auto create the test cases, test data and virtualization assets needed to develop, test and deploy high quality solutions. Now he is a chief technologist and inventor with Curiosity, collaborating closely with organisations to solve software design and delivery challenges using Model Based techniques.
Huw is an experienced speaker, and presents globally at several conferences each year. He brings several decades of delivering engaging conference sessions, including at some of the largest QA conferences.

Hosting Workshop

Understanding performance complexity: the case for introducing principles of functional testing to performance.

Testing complex applications rigorously for performance traditionally involves executing a high number of repetitious tests, using low variety test data. However, the goal of performance testing should be to exert realistic behavior. That means reflecting the full range of scenarios that could occur in production, at the full range of possible workloads. This interactive workshop will discuss how automated Load testing can cut across multi-tier architecture and the testing pyramid, generating rigorous tests and data to validate both performance and functionality. It will begin by presenting a technique where Load and functional tests are automated and maintained from the same central models, testing rapidly and rigorously across the UI, API, and database layer. The session will then lead into an open and interactive discussion of the approach, drawing on the range of experiences in the room.