Key Steps Involved in Creating/Developing a Performance Test Script  

During the preparation phase of a performance testing project, several key steps need to be performed when creating/developing the performance test scripts. This article describes the key steps that are involved during the performance script development.   Firstly, make sure the business use case process for the identified script is correct and functionally works. Check […]

Creating a Detailed Performance Test Schedule

During the preparation phase of a performance testing project, it is important to provide a test schedule (normally a Microsoft project plan) to highlight the key tasks, the resource(s) tasked and their duration. This article details the key tasks that should be planned for in the Performance test schedule. These tasks can be sub-divided into […]

Key Outputs from a Performance Kick-off Workshop

Prior to commencing performance testing, it is recommended a kick-off workshop with all the relevant stakeholders is planned to gather all the information you require before embarking on performance testing and to enable the creation a Performance test plan. This article explores the key outputs/questions that should be asked during a performance kick-off workshop. These […]

Creating a Script to Monitor Performance

Occasionally you may run into situations where the performance data is available, but no monitoring tool can be used to collect this data. This article describes the cases where you could write a script or a small program to retrieve and log this data. The methods covered are Database Network Unix Apache JMX Database The […]

Monitoring Platforms 

During performance testing, as well as monitoring your operating system it is also important to monitor your platform to potentially uncover any bottlenecks. Refer to our articles on  Monitoring Operating Systems and A High-Level Insight into Performance Monitoring with regards to server monitoring.  The below article touches on two of the most common platform types that […]

Performance Testing – Report Visualisations

In this article, we will be exploring the various outputs of a typical report using the JMeter performance test tool and how it helps in understanding the performance of an application. It is not an exhaustive list but some of the more useful visualisations are included. In a previous article Performance testing – Statistics we […]