Chapter 8. Selecting the Right Test Tools

Selecting the right test tools is critical to the success of your performance test. You depend on performance tools to capture reliable and repeatable data during testing. However, not all testing tools prove suitable for all testing situations. In fact, we occasionally encounter obscure tools that actually generate performance problems! In this chapter, we discuss selection criteria for performance test tools. As we discussed in Chapter 7, most performance tools come with a recording tool and often their own scripting language. Therefore, selecting a tool implies an investment not only in the tool software, but also in the test scripts you generate using the tool. Selecting a good, robust tool saves money ...

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