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Thursday, November 21 • 09:15 - 10:00
Stress Testing Your Website without Stressing Your Dev Team

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In the media industry, any day can become an important day. An election is a momentous event at The NY Times. Our subscribers rely heavily on real-time and most accurate updates. Since our projections were skyrocketing for election night for 2018 midterms and with our recent migration to a cloud-based infrastructure, we decided to do a simulation of election night traffic by executing stress test of our systems in a production environment.

The Times attracted a record-breaking number of readers on the 2018 midterms night, with some services having traffic 40 times more than normal. The preparation we did ahead by aligning our teams and designing a model to scale, helped us resolve issues with minimal disruption successfully.

In this presentation Shesh will cover:
* A full step by step guide to planning ahead for handling high volumes traffic, from tool selection to stress script writing
* Effective practices on stress testing and why is it important
* Lessons learned while doing stress testing in a cloud-based infrastructure
* Exercising incident management process through stress testing

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Shesh Patel

Engineering Manager, The New York Times
Shesh Patel is a passionate test advocate who is leading central test automation team at The New York Times. He joined The Times in 2016 and has worked on various projects with a vision to increase quality with velocity. Previously, he worked at an ad-tech firm for 3 years focusing... Read More →

Thursday November 21, 2019 09:15 - 10:00
AMA Conference Center New York City, Room C 1601 Broadway, New York, NY 10019, USA
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