Quality Assurance and Project Management:

load testing

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November 26, 2009  10:00 AM

Product Version should match with Feedback by Development Team



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
Bug, bugs, development team, functional testing, load testing, performance testing, product development, product release, QC, quality control, Regression Testing, software, software build, software development, software product, testing

Development Team has finished with a new version of the software product. The product is ready for testing before releasing it to production team provide QC approves it after testing that no severe bugs are there. Test environment is prepared for QC team to perform the complete...

September 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Load Modeling in performance testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application performance, load modeling, load testing, performance testing, project management, quality assurance, Software application, top management

Load modeling is the first phase of the performance testing in which certain specific tasks are performed such as conducting performance requirement gathering workshop: This usually is conducted with the top level management to understand their perception regarding number of users, critical...


September 29, 2009  11:00 AM

Can you do without Progressive approach in Performance Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
application module, application server, application workflow, batch processing, bottleneck, bottleneck identification, incremental approach, load test, load testing, multiple logins, multiple sessions, multiple users, performance test, performance testing, processing, Progressive approach, quality control, report, Software application, testing

No. I don’t think so. If you have to identify the bottlenecks in your newly built software application, you are bound to adhere to this approach. Use a progressive bottleneck identification approach for performance testing of the application. The testing approach should be to apply holistic load...


September 16, 2009  12:00 PM

Five ways to workout ‘testing effort”



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
business rule, business specification, customer requirement, customer specification, development phase, development plan, functional testing, load testing, performance testing, QC, QC head, quality control, software development, software product, Software Project, team size, test case, test effort, Test Plan, tester, testing effort, testing effort estimation, testing phase, testing plan

A new project, a new product development – as a QC head how do you estimate your testing effort? Well, some quick steps for this: 1. Customer requirements: Customer specifications or requirements captured at the time of initial study period would be a quick reference guide for estimating...


July 30, 2009  10:00 AM

Six details about application you need to know before performing load testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
load testing, Software application, test goals, testing

1. Purpose: The main purpose of the application for which it is built need to be defined. 2. Load Test goals: Identify what you want to achieve by load testing, what are your primary goals to go for load testing. Define all your goals. One example could be – login time for 100 concurrent users...


July 28, 2009  10:00 AM

Five Technical Details to understand before performing Load Testing on a software product



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
.Net, Apache, application server, database server, dial-up, framework, harddisk, hardware configuration, IIS, J2EE, LAN, load testing, MS SQL Server, operating system, Oracle, OS, presentation server, processor, RAM, server, server application, Software application, software product, technical, testing, Websphere

1. Framework: What is the framework being used in the application? For example it may be .Net or J2EE or any other. 2. Servers: What all server services you are using to run/ use this application? What standard server applications are used for Presentation, Application and Database level? Some...


July 24, 2009  10:00 AM

Four Environment Essentials to know before performing load testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
2-tier, 3-tier, application, architecture, browser, browser version, load testing, n-tier, n-tier application, performance, production server, protocol, quality, server, server configuration, Software application, software product, Staging Server, Test Server, testing

Which Server: Where is the load testing intended to be performed? Is it the test server, production server or staging server where load testing is to be performed? If it is being performed on Production Server, it is ok. Otherwise if it is to be performed on test or staging server, be careful that...


July 13, 2009  10:00 AM

Five phases of Performance Testing



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
benchmarking, bottleneck, execution, load modeling, load testing, performance testing, Project Lifecycle, quality control, scripting, Software Project, software testing, stress testing, test case, test execution, Test Plan, test report, test script, test strategy, testing, testing component, testing lifecycle, testing parameter, testing phase, testing report, testing script, testing tool, volume testing

As in a software project, the complete project lifecycle comprises of different phases. Similarly the performance testing lifecycle also comprises of various phases. Performance testing is usually, as the name suggests, is done to evaluate or examine the performance of the software product with the...


July 6, 2009  10:00 AM

Five stages in a project when Software Tester becomes Quality Analyst



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
analysis, customer requirement analysis, functional testing, functionality, load testing, performance testing, product analysis, product functionality, Project Planning, QA, QC, quality analyst, quality assurance, quality control, security testing, software, software build, software document, software documentation, software functionality, software performance, Software tester, software testing, test case, test coverage, test performance, Test Plan, test result, testing process

A software tester evaluates software based on certain parameters. These parameters are set as per product, customer and organization requirements. Testing could be just of functional features or include load, performance and security. For any parameters a tester has to work as quality analyst to...


November 24, 2008  10:14 AM

Challenges of Development/Testing and Open Source Test (OST) Tools



Posted by: Jaideep Khanduja
.OST files, AJAX, Bug Control Management, functional testing, HTMLUnit, load testing, Open Source Testing Tools, performance testing, PushToTest, quality assurance, RIA, Selenium, SOA, software qa, software quality, software quality assurance, Software testers, software testing, Software testing methodologies, TestGen4Web, testing tools, testingtool, Traditional Testing Tools, volume testing, Web2.0

In today’s scenario when the schedules are tight, budgets are low and different technologies being used, software developers and testers are having great challenges of building/testing/releasing bug-free software by meeting all criterions. The question arises here is – how to cover all the...


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