Chapter 11. Load Generation
To err is human—and to blame it on a computer is even more so.
This chapter discusses what is perhaps the weakest link in the application life cycle—automated testing, or load testing, as part of the QA process. From my firefighting experience, I have found that the more I know about a stakeholder's QA practices, the easier time I will have getting visibility into their operational issues. Understanding their gaps in application testing often leads me directly to what is troubling them in production. Visibility is what I use to both confirm their suspicions and reveal issues they had not considered.
I have also noticed that reviewing what an organization thinks about the value of load testing, as well ...