How to Create a Search Script for Load Testing

  Many websites offer a search capability. Whether the search is a product search, a search for site-specific data or a website find-my-page search, this functionality is typically highly visible. Search capabilities generally rely on specific back-end components that have distinct scaling properties verses most other parts of a website. For example, a full-text search […]

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Why is Load Testing Important?

Load testing is a fundamental component of the overall process of performance testing your web application. What makes it so important, and what are the benefits of load testing?   1. Reduce the Risk of Outages Load testing reduces the risk of outages by identifying potential performance issues before they cause problems in production. By […]

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Types of Web Application Load Tests

There are a number of different common types of load tests. They each serve different purposes, and vet different capabilities. Real-World Concurrency Test A Real-World Concurrency test simulates normal production-like usage and determines the application’s scalability. This test is probably the single most important test for vetting a site’s capabilities. Purpose: Vets the application for […]

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How to Script and Test Login / Logout for Load Testing

Scalability-wise, authentication is one of the most critical functions in a web application. Why? For most non-trivial web applications, the majority of their functionality requires prior authentication. The implication here is that the scalability of the system’s authentication provides a hard-ceiling on your website’s scalability. If your users can’t login, they can’t get to your website’s […]

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What’s our blog about?

We plan to blog extensively on testing, performance and scalability related topics. Our content will include how-tos for creating testing scripts, performance testing and performance tuning. Our focus will cover QA, DevOps, and development of scalable websites from a development perspective. We’ll be doing periodic link roundups of the content we post on the browserup […]

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