Wow, did I mess that up!! As modern software engineers we know the value of learning from our failures. We also know that it’s better to learn from the failures and mistakes of others than necessarily repeating the same mistakes in our own work. Allow me then to share my own personal “adventures” in performance testing – failures with load test automation, scripting, architecture, requirements, planning and analysis. We’ll talk about testing efforts filled missteps, incorrect configurations, blind spots and false results. Case-studies in how NOT to do performance testing and the potential downsides to such errors in testing.