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10. SOAPSonar – Distributing Load Testing Geographically

Physically distributing the location of load test clients has 2 benefits. Firstly, it overcomes the limitations of network segment and  works station resources. Secondly it allows for the testing and understanding of the impact of network and location on load and performance. Yes, you could run around, call different people and press the button at …

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9. SOAPSonar – Performance

One of the benefits of SOAPSonar is that performance and load testing use the same automation tests developed for functional testing. You just need to switch the mode from QA to Performance on the top right. All data sources, Projects, Test Cases and Test Suites remain unchanged. This allows performance and load tests to be …

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Performance and Load Testing

A second theme of interest that came up repeatedly at STAR Conference last week was Performance and Load testing. Many of those raising the question, had mobile applications or some form of mash-up or worked in Agile environments were performance and functionality were important. In the SOA or API world, when I refer to Performance, …

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5. SOAPSonar – Defining Success Criteria

Just because a response code is response code is 200 range or not in the 400 range, does not meant that the test met with with the business requirements a tester is required to test for. For a list of Status Codes look here. This is represented by the Success criteria or Baseline arrow vs …

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KPI – Identifying Areas in Process that Requiring Tuning

Both Six Sigma and CMMi focus on creating and managing a feedback loop. Assessing the current status in your organization and then identifying areas for improvement.  To do this, KPI or Measurement Objectives are needed to measure the effectiveness of your organizations Tools, People and Processes. Measuring details like Defect Density, Test Coverage, Total defects, …

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Performance Tuning Mobile API – Introduction

Mobile applications offer a number of unique challenges with regards to testing, adding complexity through an expanding number of variables. Along with usual testing concerns, there is an array of devices, with an uncertain network and the emerging mobile services standards themselves.  Business people wish to focus on the user’s experience, attempting to gain some …