Chapter 12. The Art of Performance Tuning

Building an application is one thing. Expecting it to perform flawlessly from the get-go is quite another. No applications I have developed or come across have demonstrated acceptable performance out of the gate. The complementary disciplines of performance testing and performance tuning must come into play. Performance testing is the process of generating reliable and consistent performance statistics for an application. Contrary to what you might think, performance testing is not about just getting simple performance statistics. It is about generating a performance profile for a wide range of user loads. Performance tuning is the process of using that information to divine the root cause of any performance ...

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