The Art of Application Performance Testing

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Page 1
3 paragraph

you repeat the word "despite" twice in line 4.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Please delete one instance of "twice"

Gilberto Munoz  Jul 29, 2010  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 12
Bold font "Note" part

In following sentence: "these scale from simple capture and organization to solutions with full-blown Universal Modeling Language (UML) compliance." Universal Modeling Language (UML) should be modifed to Unified Modeling Language (UML)

Note from the Author or Editor:
Please change to "Unified Modeling Language (UML)"

Zhonghua Li  Dec 08, 2010  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 18
Under "sizing of application databases"

Text: "The size of the test environment database" Should be: "The size and content of the test environment database"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 20
Last line of "Physical versus virtual NIC"

Text: "I always advise minimizing" Should be: "I always advise maximizing"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 33
Paragraph under - Identify all input data requirements and expected responses

This is the information that needs to entered by the user should be: This is the information that needs to be entered by the user

Anonymous  Mar 26, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 40
After "Pacing" heading

Reads "Think Time And Think time" - assume this should read "Think Time And Pacing"

Note from the Author or Editor:
This should read as indicated "Think time and Pacing"

Barry Perez  Jun 17, 2010  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 40
5th paragraph under heading 'Pacing'

You have written: <q>...if a typical "mini-statement" transaction takes 60 seconds to execute, then applying a pacing value of 2 minutes will limit the maximum number of transactions of this type per hour to 30 per virtual user. This is accomplished by making each virtual user wait 2 minutes before beginning the next iteration. In other words, the amount of time between each execution of "mini-statement" cannot be less than 2 minutes.</q> This might appear to be pedantic of me: if the transaction takes 60 seconds to execute and the user must wait 2 minutes before beginnning the next iteration, then one such transaction will be completed only every 3 minutes, giving 20 transactions of this type per hour. Of course, it will all depend on the Pacing support from the tool: the Pacing delay might begin once a transaction has completed, or each iteration may be separated by a fixed time interval.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Quite correct! Please change "30 per hour" to "20 per hour"

Andrew Parker  Nov 14, 2012  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 40
Paragraph heading Pacing

Paragraph Heading: "Pacing" Should be: Paragraph heading: "Think Time and Pacing"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
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Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 40
First line of paragraph: Pacing

Text: "Think Time and Think Time" Should read: "Think Time"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 41
Last paragraph, 2nd line

"You should prorate" Should read: "You should configure"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 48
Mainframe Tier Paragraph

The last sentence of the paragraph reads,

Note from the Author or Editor:
Hi, Many thanks for spotting this, the line should read as follows: "The most common are:"

Steve Eckhart  Aug 10, 2009  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 52
Second line under "Proof of Concept Checklist"

"but you can anticipate" should read: "but you should anticipate"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
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Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 53
point 5

Access to an person who is familiar with the application should be: Access to a person who is familiar with the application

Anonymous  Mar 26, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 54
First line of first bullet point under "Deliverables"

"of the technical suitability of your" should read: "of the technical suitability of the"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 60
2nd line, 2nd bullet point

"(except the" Should read: "(except possibly the"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
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Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 62
First bullet point

You have written <q>It is all too easy to be caught without insufficient injector capacity...</q> The word <q>insufficient</q> should be replaced with the word <q>sufficient</q>.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Many thanks for picking this up. Please change insufficient to sufficient

Andrew Parker  Dec 06, 2012  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 70
3rd line under "Transaction Scripting"

"rare to require" Should read: "to require"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 78
Paragraph in middle of page

what you should you expect to see ... should be: what should you expect to see ...

Anonymous  Mar 26, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 91
Last line of second paragraph under "Scalability and Response Time"

"of the performance and" Should read: "of the performance test and"

Ian Molyneaux
Ian Molyneaux
O'Reilly AuthorO'Reilly Blogger 
Sep 10, 2013  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 135
Figure D-2

Figure D-2. Example server KPIs for Microsoft IIS. The figure displayed is the same figure as Figure D-3 for Citrix server farm and does not appear to be the KPI for MS IIS.

Note from the Author or Editor:
Figure D-3 incorrectly used for Figure D-2. Please amend Figure D-2 to use the correct image file.

Russell Barnes  Jul 12, 2011  Sep 20, 2013
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Page 137
second paragraph

the URL link as described in appendix E cannot be found The MS Project file is available from the book’s companion web site (http://oreilly.com/ catalog/9780596520663/).

Note from the Author or Editor:
Can you please confirm where I can upload the sample project file so that it will be available to readers?

Kostas Hairopoulos  Apr 05, 2010  Sep 20, 2013