Resources about Performance testing

In this post I’m going to share a set of URLs about performance testing.

There is a wonderful monthly on-line journal “Software Test and Performance“. It’s free.

There are interesting articles on StikyMinds.com:

“Web Load Test Planning”
Summary:
Predicting how a particular Web site will respond to a specific load is a real challenge. Here are three basic steps necessary to design highly realistic and accurate Web site load tests.

” The Science and Art of Web Site Load Testing”
Summary:
Web site load testing is very different from traditional load testing and requires new tools and new approaches. Most Web site load tests are wildly inaccurate and unrealistic and consequently useless or dangerously misleading. Useful load testing requires loading a Web site with different scenarios, at different load points, and monitoring all the key components. Approach Web site load testing as 80% science and 20% art.

“Web Page Response Time 101”
Summary:
Online sites lose billions of dollars every year due to sluggish performance speed and user bailouts. Here are four laws of Web site performance that will help you understand response rates and deal with your “abandonment issues.”

Articles, Columns and Papers on PerfTestPlus, Inc.

Also I would recommend reading “Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications” .

J.D. Meier, Carlos Farre, Prashant Bansode, Scott Barber, and Dennis Rea
Microsoft Corporation

September 2007

This guide shows you an end-to-end approach for implementing performance testing. Whether you are new to performance testing, or looking for ways to improve your current performance testing approach, you will find insights that you can tailor for your specific scenarios.

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