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CAIRO BOOKS's Description
This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing
mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before they're
deployed -- a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that.
Businesses today live and die by network applications and web services.
Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to
deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that
they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance
Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing process, and
demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate,
and conduct performance tests on your applications. With this book, you'll
learn to: Set realistic performance testing goals Implement an effective
application performance testing strategy Interpret performance test results
Cope with different application technologies and architectures Use automated
performance testing tools Test traditional local applications, web-based
applications, and web services (SOAs) Recognize and resolves issues that are
often overlooked in performance tests
Written by a consultant with 30 years of experience in the IT industry and
over 12 years experience with performance testing, this easy-to-read book is
illustrated with real-world examples and packed with practical advice. The Art
of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an
inadequate testing strategy and offers you a robust, structured approach for
ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the
"Ian has maintained a vendor-agnostic methodology beautifully in this
material. The metrics and graphs, along with background information provided in
his case studies, eloquently convey to the reader, 'Methodology above all,
tools at your discretion...' Ian's expertise shines through throughout the
entire reading experience." -- Matt St. Onge, Enterprise Solution Architect,
HCL Technologies America / Teradyne