Taking Performance Testing beyond the Checkbox
With the rise in highly-connected applications, the need for better performing business applications with strong SLAs is becoming important. This has triggered tangential growth in the Performance Testing (PT) industry, making load testing and performance testing very critical in any app development life cycle.
Most IT vendors offer PT as a service and follow standard processes such as scripting, execution, and analysis. This industry-wide phenomena forces one to think if the PT industry is mature to address this critical demand.
Although, various PT cycles are employed, performance issues persist. This reiterates the need to draw insights from the test results rather than limiting it to a mere check mark on a QA checklist.
It is virtually impossible to performance test every application or service in the enterprise, at the same time it is important to address the fundamental performance issues detected during PT. Persistent Systems has released a new whitepaper that discusses, fundamental aspects of PT, challenges faced by the industry and best practices for testers, PT managers, and PT Architects. This paper discusses simple steps to help performance engineers get the basics right, while it makes a case for higher quality of PT.