Stress, Performance and Load: Three Pillars to Lean On during Testing

Stress, Performance and Load: Three Pillars to Lean On during Testing
July 07 07:17 2016 Print This Article

Each software testing lab has a choice: create tests from the ground up or use a specialized tool that can significantly help with that.

This is true not only for functional testing but also for non-functional activities such as stress testing, performance testing and load testing. Someone might argue that non-functional testing cannot be creative and effective enough if executed with a tool. This is not nearly true, given that modern testing tools can provide extremely useful information on the operation speed, load resistance and efficiency of almost any system.

What Can Be Done with Non-Functional Testing Tools?

  • A software tester can simulate real-life environments and boundary conditions without putting much effort in it.
  • Testing tools allow experts to reproduce load and performance issues in a short time and with minimal resources.
  • It is possible to run multiple autonomous sessions of stress, load or performance testing.
  • If a tool allows using cloud servers located in different parts of the world, the scope of testing grows several-fold.

As we can see, performance, load and stress testing are good candidates for being executed with the help of specialized tools. Unfortunately, even the most multifunctional tool may disappoint users if its setup process is cumbersome and full of annoying barriers. However, if everything is alright with this aspect, then a tool has good chances to succeed and be in demand.

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