I’ve been following courses at my university about software engineering… but seeing what is happening on the work daily base… well, there is a huge difference. Particularly when your target is the internet. Scalability is not only a so called “non functional requirement”, it is a key feature that can lead the whole business case of your project to miserably fail.
I’ve been in charge of the load and performance testing activities, of different software projects, for the last 2 years and a half… plus I’ve been working as technical architect as well in the mean time, getting nagios and the online probing of mobile internet services to a new level. I’m going to change company in the next 2 weeks. Excited and positively scared about the new upcoming challenges. Stay tuned. 🙂