Tuesday Nov 28, 2023

Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 1)

Executing a load test is crucial for identifying and resolving performance issues in a system, and it should be approached systematically with accurate automation, monitoring, and analysis.

Show Notes For Load Test Like a Rock Star

🎯 “Load testing is a crucial aspect of software engineering and modern IT, encompassing testing, tuning, observability, security, AI, and more.”
🎸 “Load testing like a rockstar: what are those basics that make up the process of load testing an application and then what goes into the types of tests that you run and what type of output should you expect?”
💡 Load testing is a foolproof method that can be applied to any project, regardless of the development approach, and has a track record of preventing production failures.
🎶 A load test is like a symphony of destruction, an organized chaos that helps determine if an application can handle the intended user population.
📋 Focusing on one objective for a load test is crucial to ensure effective testing and accurate results.
💻 Designing automation that takes into account dynamic data, such as filling out forms with different information, can help simulate real-life scenarios and test the back end’s ability to handle varying inputs.
💡 Load testing should start with tuning before running the test to identify and address any potential issues beforehand.
💪 The benchmark test of reaching a thousand concurrent users and holding it for an hour can determine if the system can handle peak load for the rest of the day.
Collaboration and Performance Issue Resolution
🕵 Combining load testing timings with infrastructure, application, and database monitoring allows for better identification of performance issues in different tiers of an application.
🔄 Collaborating with professionals from different domains, like database administrators, can be crucial in resolving performance issues discovered during load testing.

Here is another podcast on Load Testing.

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