Four Performance Testing Work-Arounds That You Must Stop Using.
Performance testing is often as much an art as a science. Traditionally, performance testing operates within such significant constraints that testers rely on incomplete data collected in isolated test labs, sophisticated mathematical models, past experience and gut instinct to make their predictions. This remains true even when using automated testing tools. The reality is that most production websites today go live without adequate performance testing. It’s true even of big name sites that can afford the test beds and tools. Automated performance testing is underutilized, and the lack of adequate testing leads to slow-downs and failures that are costly for online businesses.
In this whitepaper we’ll look at some of the testing strategies designed to work around constraints or limitations in testing technologies, and how they compromise the effectiveness of performance testing.