Early Performance Testing

November 11, 2015 1

Software development and deployment contexts have changed considerably over the last decade with Agile approaches. Performance testing has had difficulty keeping up with modern testing principles and software development and continuous deployment processes.

Big Data: How to Test the Elephant?

May 27, 2014 0

Big Data is a big topic in software development today. When it comes to practice, software testers may not yet fully understand what is exactly Big Data. A tester knows that you need a plan for testing it. Since most Big Data lacks a traditional structure, how does Big Data quality look like? And what the are most appropriate software testing tools? This article tries to answer these questions.

How Twitter Does Performance Testing

May 30, 2013 0

James Waldrop of Twitter discusses the tools, process and philosophy that goes into performance testing at Twitter. Particular emphasis will be placed on the Iago open source load testing library, which he wrote to enable Twitter’s engineering teams to perform load tests before deploying code to production. This presentation dives into implementation details of some of these tests (including source code) and how complicating factors such as OAuth and arbitrary Thrift protocols are managed. Video producer: https://developers.google.com/google-test-automation-conference/ Slides: http://goo.gl/9VY2b

Scalability Testing

March 15, 2012 0

This blog post provides guidelines for scalability testing. It defines the difference between load, performance and scalability testing. A well-designed workload is the first requirement for any performance testing is a well-designed workload. The post provides hints how to to plan, run and analyze scalability tests.

Performance Analysis of REST/HTTP Services with JMeter and Yourkit

February 10, 2012 0

Running stress- or load-tests of asynchronous REST/HTTP services with JMeter is only the first step in performance improvement. If the applications have problems when load increases, you need to find where the issues are. You can spend a lot of time to examine the code base before – if ever – finding the cause of the performance problem. This blog post provides an introduction on how to record and examine telemetry performance measurements with Yourkit3 after running JMeter tests.

Performance Testing Basic: What is Throughput?

August 9, 2011 0

In this blog post, Joe Colantonio explains in detail and clearly the concept of “throughput” in performance testing and and why it is one of the top metrics used to measure how well an application is performing.

Using WebPagetest for Performance Testing and Analysis

August 9, 2011 0

This video shows how to use WebPageTest for performance testing and analysis. It presents how to test the impact of 3rd party content on your site, understanding the REAL user experience with visual testing and a brief introduction to scripting interactive tests.

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