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Time18:15:44 Phone
DateThursday, August 11, 2016 Web
VenueTechMeetup.Space, Dublin 2 Email


Robustness Testing OTTO's High Traffic E-Commerce Site



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OTTO was founded in 1949 as an small catalogue company, and in the new century, 50 years later, decided to transform into an E-Commerce company. Today the OTTO employs over 600 employees in Hamburg, and has annual sales revenue of over €2 billion.


We're pleased to welcome their software architect Mirko Ebert (@mirkoebert) to the stage on August 11th at TechMeetup.Space.



DubJUG_Mirko_Ebert.jpgSession 1 - Robustness Testing with Brigade of Monkeys

After some years with a commercial product, OTTO decided to develop their own E-Commerce shop. As one outcome of this early shop, the software design team recognized that non-functional requirements are internal quality factors of the software.


The new version of the robustness test framework Brigade of Monkeys (BoM2) is an example of polyglot programming. It uses, for example BASH, R, Ant, JavaScript, Python. The new version of BoM2 is Open Source and under heavy development.


In Mirko's session, he will show how OTTO tests, and measure loads, performance and robustness of the new shop. Especially, the focus is on robustness testing.


About Mirko

Mirko Ebert was born and raised in East Germany behind the iron curtain. He is proud to say he is a Java native, starting with Java 1.0.


After his diploma of computer science, he worked for 8 years as a scientist at Fraunhofer Society in many international projects, before progressing as head of IT in a German IT startup. For the last 3 years, he is has been freelancing as an IT consultant, namely with OTTO.


He is also the co-founder of the Rostock Java User Group in Germany.

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Interval - Irish Craft Beers and Pizza courtesy of this month's Sponsor Stackand.Co
Session 2 - TBA




If you are working in the eCommerce, high availability space, this is a session that will enhance your knowledge of Robustness Testing from one of the most highly respected engineers in Germany.






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tcube_200_x_100.gifDATE & TIME: 11th August 2016 / 18:15

VENUE:, Next to Palace Bar, Fleet St, Dublin 2




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