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Entries from April 30th, 2007

Laundry List Interview Questions and How They Hurt You by Howard Clark

April 30th, 2007 · No Comments · Performance Testing

I can’t underscore the need to have experienced and knowledgeable interviewers when it comes time to hire people in positions that require not only technological prowseness but also critical thinking skills.  When it comes to software test automation and performance testing, resources need to have a mix of the art and science mindset, creative and […]

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Before You Walk in The Door to Performance Test (Developing a Performance Checklist): Part Five of an Ongoing Series by Howard Clark

April 23rd, 2007 · 2 Comments · Before You Walk In The Door

Performance_Testing_Checklist_v2_0(1) There are a lot of tasks that need to be executed before you press “Go”, here is a sample checklist to help you begin.  It utilizes my AMEA framework, where the work breakdown is separated into four groups of Assessment, Modeling, Execution, and Analysis. It’s important to get everyone who has an action item […]

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Before You Walk in The Door to Performance Test (Assessing Your Teammate’s and/or Client’s Ability to Deliver): Part Four of an Ongoing Series by Howard Clark

April 17th, 2007 · No Comments · Before You Walk In The Door

This is inclusive of all the parties involved in the delivery of the system under test and your performance testing effort. Not only will you have dependencies on the application(s) being delivered and/or functionally sound but also on ancillary development to augment your ability to monitor and measure the application. In order to perform the […]

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A Side Note: Open-Source or Commercial Testing Solution by Howard Clark

April 16th, 2007 · No Comments · A Side Note

As colleagues can attest there have been times when it appeared as if I was on the payroll of certain industry leading commercial testing software providers. I have literally scoffed at open-source intiatives and languages such as Python and Ruby, since in my opinion they fell outside of the established norms of C/C++/C#, VB and […]

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Before You Walk in The Door to Performance Test (Evaluating Test Infrastructure): Part Three of an Ongoing Series by Howard Clark

April 10th, 2007 · No Comments · Before You Walk In The Door

They have a load testing tool purchased and paid for, albeit in a shrink wrapped box awaiting installation. A lab full of servers, left over from the last upgrade cycle two years ago. Monitoring software is available, just not for the newly christened performance environment. Infrastructure support is there, they just haven’t been prepped by […]

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