Welcome to Episode 73 and the new season of PerfBytes...yes, that's right it would be Season 5! Our theme this Spring of 2016 is all about tools, it's not just about the bass. In this Part 1 of the tools and techniques topic we chat about new comers to the load testing, a spring time bounty of JMeter in the cloud, some new innovations from the incumbent giants, a few fringe tools and a little DIY madness, all to help you be more successful in your performance projects! This season of PerfBytes is formally supported by our sponsors Hewlett Packard Enterprise (www.hpe.com) and Flood.io (www.flood.io)! Thanks guys!