So you’ve tested your website or app and it all seems to be working perfectly in production, until that holiday traffic spike hits and you’re stuck wishing you’d planned better and been prepared. Our PLATO team has you covered. This presentation will give you an introduction to performance testing – what it is, why you should be doing it, and how you can get started. This post is one in a series that also gives you the best tools for the job, and five steps to help you overcome your holiday traffic worries. Be sure to check them out!

Mike Hrycyk has been trapped in the world of quality since he first did user acceptance testing 20+ years ago. He has survived all of the different levels and a wide spectrum of technologies and environments to become the quality dynamo that he is today. Mike believes in creating a culture of quality throughout software production and tries hard to create teams that hold this ideal and advocate it to the rest of their workmates. Mike is currently the VP of Service Delivery, West for PLATO Testing, but has previously worked in social media management, parking, manufacturing, web photo retail, music delivery kiosks and at a railroad. Intermittently, he blogs about quality at

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