Chapter 2. Preparing and Planning for the Performance Test

Often Web applications fail to meet their customers’ needs and expectations. When a Web application generates errors, has poor response times, or is unavailable, customers can easily become frustrated. If your performance test procedure or methodology is not well thought out and properly planned, the odds of a successful Web application launch are significantly reduced. This chapter identifies the key processes and planning required before you execute a single performance test. By following these steps you will enhance your odds of executing an effective Web application performance test. These steps include identifying performance goals, creating a user activity profile, and defining the ...

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