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Performance testing: considerations and best practices

November 16, 2008

Your test environment should be capable of simulating production environment conditions. To do this, keep the following considerations in mind during the test cycle:

  • Do not place too much stress on the client.
  • Create baselines for your test setup.
  • Allow for think time in your test script.
  • Consider test duration.
  • Minimize redundant requests during testing.
  • Consider simultaneous versus concurrent users.
  • Set an appropriate warm up time.

The next sections describe each of these considerations.