An eCommerce site that crashes 7 times during the Christmas season, being down for up to five hours each time it crashes is a site that loses a lot of money and suffers reputation damage. It happened to one of our customers, before we started working with them. They shared […]
Load Tests are great. They tell you whether your application can handle the simulated load by staying within the acceptable response times for the tested transactions. When just looking at the average response time as measured on the web servers it will be hard to tell
Do we have a performance […]
As I was learning how to design and execute load tests, an experienced load tester told me the one rule you needed to be able to judge the effectiveness of a test execution: If something didn’t go wrong with some part of the application and/or infrastructure during the test, there was […]
In part one, I discussed the importance of understanding the benefits ramping load can have on web load test results. In this post, I’ll discuss best practices for determining how long to ramp at the beginning of a web load test.
The general the rule of thumb for load test ramping is […]
In load testing, ‘ramping’, the process of gradually increasing the number of virtual users and load at the beginning and throughout a test, is a recommended best practice.
Ramping allows the load to be increased slowly so performance can be measured at different load levels. It also is vital in identifying […]