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The Art of Application Performance Testing: Help for Programmers and Quality Assurance (Theory In Practice)

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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 the
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Paperback, 158 pages
Published January 30th 2009 by O'Reilly Media (first published December 15th 2008)
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Petric Coroli
This is one of those tech readings that give you a necessary minimum to get you going with decent level of confidence. I can surely say - I wish I had this book on my shelf before my first dive into performance testing realm. Author does a good job of making things clear from the start - setting a structure, priorities, and following those throughout the entire reading.
The book would be useful to those aspiring to performance testing, taking them through the entire adventure - what to start with
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German Dominguez Montes
un poco desactualizado en tecnologías, pero muy bueno en las prácticas. Espero tener las nueva edición pronto.
Jason Walsh
Designed for initiation of a performance testing program. Discussion of maintaining an existing program or working with a performance test group on a per-project basis would have extended the appeal. This would involve determining project owner acceptability of performance failure (mirroring comments on p. 5), indicating performance test options for projects (p. 39), involving performance engineers during project scoping and estimation (p. 55), and release considerations based on KPIs (p. 86).
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Designed for initiation of a performance testing program. Discussion of maintaining an existing program or working with a performance test group on a per-project basis would have extended the appeal. This would involve determining project owner acceptability of performance failure (mirroring comments on p. 5), indicating performance test options for projects (p. 39), involving performance engineers during project scoping and estimation (p. 55), and release considerations based on KPIs (p. 86).
Anders
A good book on non-functional testing. It covers the full test cycle from planning to analyzis and introduce the reader to best practices, useful check lists and examples of what might go wrong.
Robert Chapman
Sadly it's hard to find anything good written about performance testing. This short book is a good primer for anyone looking for the basics on performance testing.
Kyle
A good introduction to performance testing. This helped me appreciate the domain of performance testing and make choices as to where I want to start in this area.
Farah Agha
I liked the book. It deals with the fundamentals of Performance testing. It explained the process also described the things to be considered before starting the test.
Tom Kox
A very fine introduction to the subject matter. Contains a number of handy checklists that should very useful at the start of any performance testing project.
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