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Professional Application Lifecycle Management with Visual Studio® 2010 by Martin Woodward, Ajoy Krishnamoorthy, Brian Keller, Mickey Gousset

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Chapter 13. Web Performance and Load Testing

WHAT'S IN THIS CHAPTER?

  • Learning how to use Web performance tests to simulate user activity on your Web site

  • Testing the capability of your Web site to accommodate multiple simultaneous users with load testing

  • Understanding how to analyze the results of your Web performance tests and load tests to identify performance and scalability bottlenecks

This chapter continues coverage of the testing features of Visual Studio 2010 by describing Web performance and load tests.

With Web performance testing, you can easily build a suite of repeatable tests that can help you analyze the performance of your Web applications and identify potential bottlenecks. Visual Studio enables you to easily create a Web performance test by recording your actions as you use your Web application. In this chapter, you will learn how to create, edit, and run Web performance tests, and how to execute and analyze the results.

Sometimes you need more flexibility than a recorded Web performance test can offer. In this chapter, you will learn how to use coded Web performance tests to create flexible and powerful Web performance tests using Visual Basic or C# and how to leverage the Web performance testing framework.

Verifying that an application is ready for production involves additional analysis. How will your application behave when many people begin using it concurrently? The load-testing features of Visual Studio enable you to execute one or more tests repeatedly, tracking ...

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