15.6. Testing Proactively and Playing What-If

With fundamental testing and tuning values applied to areas outside of strictly performance-oriented engagements, it's time to open the door a bit wider and see what else of testing and tuning value lies out there. The next couple of pages identify and address a number of key benefits that may be easily derived by standing on the shoulders of (load-testing) giants.

15.6.1. From Transaction Processing to Business Processing

Once you've made the investment in simple single-system testing or basic single-transaction stress testing, it's an easy step to begin adding more real-world complexity. I don't often initially jump into complex business process testing myself, for instance, without taking similar ...

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