The Art of Application Performance Testing, 2nd Edition
From Strategy to Tools
Publisher: O'Reilly Media
Final Release Date: December 2014
Pages: 278

Because performance is paramount today, this thoroughly updated guide shows you how to test mission-critical applications for scalability and performance before you deploy them—whether it’s to the cloud or a mobile device. You’ll learn the complete testing process lifecycle step-by-step, along with best practices to plan, coordinate, and conduct performance tests on your applications.

  • Set realistic performance testing goals
  • Implement an effective application performance testing strategy
  • Interpret performance test results
  • Cope with different application technologies and architectures
  • Understand the importance of End User Monitoring (EUM)
  • Use automated performance testing tools
  • Test traditional local applications, web applications, and web services
  • Recognize and resolves issues often overlooked in performance tests

Written by a consultant with over 15 years’ experience with performance testing, The Art of Application Performance Testing thoroughly explains the pitfalls of an inadequate testing strategy and offers a robust, structured approach for ensuring that your applications perform well and scale effectively when the need arises.

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Mandatory reading for any performance engineer or architect

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About Me Developer, Performance Engineer, Sys Admin

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  • Mandatory Reading
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This should be a mandatory reading for anyone in the performance business from test engineers, systems engineer to architects. This book sums it up all. Glad it was written to help all.

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