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Scott Barber
Works at PerfTestPlus Inc.
Attended Virginia Tech
Lives in Palm Bay
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Yet another (super-cool) reason for conducting performance testing/monitoring both at multiple layers independently AND end-to-end. (Just sayin')
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Great post. It illustrates nicely that testers are often constrained by factors beyond their control, which can make it difficult to answer questions properly. Without access to the proper test environments or tools we're all doing tests in small bowls rather than bathtubs! :-)
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To be fair, developers who have worked with GOOD testers see their value. But those who haven't see it as an unskilled job.
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Software Tester
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  • PerfTestPlus Inc.
    CTO, 2005 - present
  • Computer Measurement Group
    Director (Marketing), 2011 - 2012
  • Authentec
    Test Lead, 2004 - 2005
  • NobleStar
    Practice Manager: Performance Testing, 2000 - 2004
  • Association for Software Testing
    Executive Director, 2006 - 2010
  • iMake
    IT Consultant, 1999 - 2000
  • SRA International
    Information Engineer, 1998 - 1999
  • U.S. Army
    Captain, 1994 - 2002
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Palm Bay
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Pennsville - Reston - Blacksburg - Chantilly - Hopkinsville
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Performance Tester, Author, Speaker & Disrupter, but usually just dad.
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Scott Barber, Chief Technologist of PerfTestPlus is viewed by many as the world’s most prominent thought-leader in the area of software system performance testing and as a respected leader in the advancement of the understanding and practice of testing software systems in general. See my profile on About.me for more info.
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Rapid Fire Testing Challenge Winner; STPCon Fall 2011
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  • Virginia Tech
    B.S. Civil Engineering, 1990 - 1994
  • American International University
    M.S. Information Technology, 1999 - 2001
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