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Frequently Asked Questions

Regarding performance testing, there is likely to be a series of questions from developers because the benefits are overwhelming. However, below is a list of frequently asked questions with answers provided to understand the whole concept of a testing phase successfully.

Why Do You Need Load Testing?

Evaluating the performance of a web or application system is important, and doing that, you need performance testing. There are a series of testing methods such as load testing, stress testing, and capacity testing in performance testing. Load testing is the most consequential aspect because it helps you identify load-related problems that might happen when you launch such an application.

What Tools Do You Need During Load Performance Testing?

If you need to carry out load or any other type of performance testing, you need tools such as a Compuware, an HP computer, a Rad view, a Rational Performance Tester, and Silk Performer. These tools will perform a load test on the database, test metrics, fix problems and predict results when issues are solved.

What are the Performance Bottlenecks You are Likely to Have?

From the design and planning, building to execution, and tuning and analyzing, bottlenecks you might have during load performance testing are CPU Utilization, Memory Utilization, S Limitation, Disk Usage, and Networking Utilization.

What Does Parameterization Mean?

The concept of parameterizing is only to replace hard-coded variable values with a parameter. It will help a virtual user to run different data simultaneously, making load testing performance faster and easier.

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