Tuesday Dec 05, 2023

Load Test Like a Rock Star (Part 2)

A load test is crucial for identifying and fixing problems early on, and by conducting performance testing as a repeatable process, performance testers can find and solve problems early in the software development lifecycle, ultimately providing significant value to their company.

Insights About A Load Test

📈 The session delves into the different types of load tests, their purpose, and the expected output and value they bring, with the intention of sharing real-life stories and graphs in an engaging and humorous manner.
📈 Best practice suggests that applications should be able to handle double the number of concurrent users they anticipate as their worst-case scenario.
💥 Running a SOAK test or volume test for a long period of time, such as 8-20 hours, can help identify resource consumption and potential problems in production that may take months to discover otherwise.
🤔 Finding and fixing problems early in the testing process is crucial to avoid issues in production.
📈 The speaker mentions catching a top time transaction that is heavy and is expected to worsen as the test ramps up, highlighting the importance of monitoring and addressing performance issues.
🎵 Conducting performance testing and load testing as a repeatable process can help identify issues early in the software development lifecycle and provide significant value to the company.
💡 Providing additional metrics and working with the back-end team to quickly resolve issues found during load testing adds more value to a company than just providing basic metrics and passing the problem along.

Here’s another video about load testing fundamentals.

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