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6 Podcast Episodes

Latest 26 Nov 2022 | Updated Daily

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Automating Production with Ken Ahrens of Speedscale

Atlanta Startup Podcast

Ken founded Speedscale in 2020 with the ultimate ambition of developing a more efficient solution to prevent production incidents with automation. Hear Ken's journey of starting Speedscale, his advice on developing a GTM strategy, and his take on industry/geographical trends that serve as tailwinds for Speedscale in this conversation with Valor Investor, William Leonard.

32mins

17 May 2021

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Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay

Software Daily

Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component may take weeks to thoroughly test, and even then mistakes happen. If you consider software defects as security issues then the concern goes well beyond an application temporarily crashing. Although even minor bugs can cost companies a lot of time to

23 Apr 2021

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Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay

Podcast – Software Engineering Daily

Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component may take weeks to thoroughly test, and even then mistakes happen. If you consider software defects as security issues then the concern goes well beyond an application temporarily crashing. Although even minor bugs can cost companies a lot of time to locate the bug, resolve it, retest it in lower environments, then deploy it back to production.  The company Speedscale provides an intelligent, Kubernetes-friendly testing toolkit that runs at build time. Their virtual SRE-bot works inside automated release pipelines to forecast and test real-world conditions the new code will encounter. This process requires no manual scripting because Speedscale uses existing traffic to generate tests and mocks. The feedback is immediate after every build and covers regression, performance, fuzzing, and chaos tests automatically.  In this episode we talk with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay. Ken is a founder and the CEO at Speedscale. Previously Ken worked at New Relic as a senior director, solutions architects. Matt is a founder and CTO at Speedscale. He previously was the VP of Product at Observe, inc. We discuss testing in distributed environments, how Speedscale intelligently tests and mocks during builds, Kubernetes, and their future goals with Speedscale. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

54mins

23 Apr 2021

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Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay

Software Engineering Daily

Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component may take weeks to thoroughly test, and even then mistakes happen. If you consider software defects as security issues then the concern goes well beyond an application temporarily crashing. Although even minor bugs can cost companies a lot of time to locate the bug, resolve it, retest it in lower environments, then deploy it back to production.  The company Speedscale provides an intelligent, Kubernetes-friendly testing toolkit that runs at build time. Their virtual SRE-bot works inside automated release pipelines to forecast and test real-world conditions the new code will encounter. This process requires no manual scripting because Speedscale uses existing traffic to generate tests and mocks. The feedback is immediate after every build and covers regression, performance, fuzzing, and chaos tests automatically.  In this episode we talk with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay. Ken is a founder and the CEO at Speedscale. Previously Ken worked at New Relic as a senior director, solutions architects. Matt is a founder and CTO at Speedscale. He previously was the VP of Product at Observe, inc. We discuss testing in distributed environments, how Speedscale intelligently tests and mocks during builds, Kubernetes, and their future goals with Speedscale. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

50mins

23 Apr 2021

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Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay

Cloud Engineering – Software Engineering Daily

Large portions of software development budgets are dedicated for testing code. A new component may take weeks to thoroughly test, and even then mistakes happen. If you consider software defects as security issues then the concern goes well beyond an application temporarily crashing. Although even minor bugs can cost companies a lot of time to locate the bug, resolve it, retest it in lower environments, then deploy it back to production.  The company Speedscale provides an intelligent, Kubernetes-friendly testing toolkit that runs at build time. Their virtual SRE-bot works inside automated release pipelines to forecast and test real-world conditions the new code will encounter. This process requires no manual scripting because Speedscale uses existing traffic to generate tests and mocks. The feedback is immediate after every build and covers regression, performance, fuzzing, and chaos tests automatically.  In this episode we talk with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay. Ken is a founder and the CEO at Speedscale. Previously Ken worked at New Relic as a senior director, solutions architects. Matt is a founder and CTO at Speedscale. He previously was the VP of Product at Observe, inc. We discuss testing in distributed environments, how Speedscale intelligently tests and mocks during builds, Kubernetes, and their future goals with Speedscale. Sponsorship inquiries: sponsor@softwareengineeringdaily.com The post Speedscale: Automated Testing with Ken Ahrens and Matt LeRay appeared first on Software Engineering Daily.

54mins

23 Apr 2021

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SpeedChat #002: Shift-Left vs. Shift-Right Throwdown - Nate Lee & Ken Ahrens

Speedscale Speedchat

Can you shift-right and shift-left at the same time? Are rapid application delivery and the cloud driving us to release applications without enough testing? Speedscale co-founders Ken Ahrens and Nate Lee join Jason English to discuss the emerging pattern of Shift-Right production validation vs. Shift-Left practices and test automation, and sort it all out in under 15 minutes.   Site link: Learn more and request a demo at https://speedscale.com.   Watch the video feed on YouTube here (low-production-value): https://youtu.be/KfJQQOwhgTE ©2021 Speedscale. All content presented on this show represents the opinions of the speakers, and should not be construed as professional advice.

13mins

30 Mar 2021