Mentora to Present at Software Quality Engineering’s STARWEST


Atlanta, GA (PRWEB) October 10, 2006

Mentora Group, Inc., a leading application hosting and testing firm, announced today that Dan Downing will be presenting “Open Source Tools for Web Application Performance Testing” at Software Quality Engineering’s STARWEST 2006 conference, at the Disneyland Hotel in Anaheim CA on October 20.

“While commercial products such as Mercury LoadRunner are favored for their broad application support and functionality by large enterprises, many mid-market companies simply can’t justify the cost,” said Dan Downing, Vice President of Testing for Mentora Group. “Products like OpenSTA and JMeter offer excellent alternatives for Web applications. We’ve seen tremendous growth in demand for community-supported OpenSTA, which we use for our value services, and believe we should help broaden its exposure and teach people to use it effectively. The STARWEST conference is an ideal venue to accomplish this.”

“For the past five years, Dan has been a favorite speaker at the STAREAST and STARWEST testing conferences. His presentations have added significantly to the field of performance testing by defining processes for effective load and stress testing. In addition, he explains how to produce compelling presentations of test results. His techniques are applicable both to internally developed applications and third-party systems such as Oracle, SAP and PeopleSoft,” stated Lee Copeland, Senior Consultant at Software Quality Engineering.

Downing adds, “Customers value our business-oriented approach, our cost-effective remote load testing and our unique Performance Profile ReportTM that quantifies the business ability to achieve target workloads with acceptable performance.”

Mentora Group uses OpenSTA for its value eCommerce load testing services and Mercury LoadRunner for its premium performance testing services for .Net, java, WebSphere MQ, EDI and ERP applications. It also offers Web-based training on both LoadRunner and OpenSTA.

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About Mentora Group, INC.

Mentora tests, hosts and manages business applications. We provide software quality and production management solutions across the application change lifecycle. We specialize in performance testing of web applications for eCommerce, eLearning, Donor Management and packaged ERP suites from Oracle and SAP. We host and manage business-critical applications in eCommerce, Healthcare, Insurance and Publishing at Qwest and AT&T data centers. Headquartered in Atlanta, Mentora has offices in Boston and Washington DC, and deliver services nationwide.

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