Performance Testing: Factors that Impact Performance

Performance Testing: Factors that Impact Performance

B. M. Subraya (Infosys Technologies Ltd, India)
DOI: 10.4018/978-1-59140-785-0.ch002
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Abstract

It is an accepted fact that no system is perfect from the viewpoint of performance. Problems pertaining to performance affect all types of systems, regardless as to whether they are client/server or Web application systems. It is imperative to understand the factors affecting performance of the system before embarking on the task of tackling them. The constraints affecting the performance may be many but can be broadly classified into (i) technical and (ii) project related factors. The former is very much pronounced in the case of Web-based systems, as the relevant technology has not attained the stage of maturity to address the issues on its own. On the other hand, the project managers struggle to develop an optimal system within the existing technology framework. This in turn, generates many project related factors sub optimizing the performance. Likewise, many factors affecting the performance of the system are discussed in this chapter. The subsequent chapters deal at length with the methods and strategies to tackle these factors.

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Table of Contents
Foreword
N. R. Narayana Murthy
Acknowledgments
B.M. Subraya
Chapter 1
B. M. Subraya
For many years, the World Wide Web (Web) functioned quite well without any concern about the quality of performance. The designers of the Web page... Sample PDF
Web-Based Systems and Performance Testing
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Chapter 2
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It is an accepted fact that no system is perfect from the viewpoint of performance. Problems pertaining to performance affect all types of systems... Sample PDF
Performance Testing: Factors that Impact Performance
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Chapter 3
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Performance testing (PT) is not to be construed as features testing even though it has a definite link with the latter. In fact, PT begins from... Sample PDF
Performance Testing: Reference Technology and Languages
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Chapter 4
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The core theme of the previous chapters is that a methodical and structured approach to PT is rather necessary right from the early phases of the... Sample PDF
Test Preparation Phase I: Test Definition
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Chapter 5
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The focus of Chapter 4 was on the planning and definition phase of PT while this chapter provides an in-depth view of the test design phase. All the... Sample PDF
Test Preparation Phase II: Test Design
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Chapter 6
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The next phase, that is, the build phase, commences after the completion of the design phase. Design provides the guidelines, but the build phase... Sample PDF
Test Preparation Phase III: Test Build
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Chapter 7
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The focus of this chapter is toward the factors needing attention while conducting the tests of performance. Chapters 5 and 6 discuss in detail the... Sample PDF
Performance Test Execution Phase
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Chapter 8
Post Test Execution Phase  (pages 167-200)
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The phase pertaining to post test execution comprises not only multifaceted activities but is also a tedious task. It is not uncommon to find many... Sample PDF
Post Test Execution Phase
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Chapter 9
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This chapter delves on the automation aspects connected with performance issues. Adopting a manual method of testing the performance is neither... Sample PDF
Performance Test Automation
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Chapter 10
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For any applications to be performance conscious, its performance must be monitored continuously. Monitoring performance is a necessary part of the... Sample PDF
Introduction to Performance Monitoring and Tuning: Java and .NET
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Appendix Section
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