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Code Snippet(HP LoadRunner) : FILE I/O and creating dummy XMLs

September 27th, 2012 · 1 Comment · Code Snippets, Performance Testing, Testing From The Field

This is a code dump of a XML file generator I threw together to create multiple child nodes under what was essentially a header in the XML file, along with generating multiple files iteratively. The actual number of iterations was controlled by the number of iterations specified in the run-time settings, the number of child […]

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From the Field: “Windows Perfmon and HP LoadRunner, you get what you pay for” by Howard Clark

September 24th, 2010 · No Comments · Performance Testing

Instead of extolling the virtues of Windows Performance Monitor or Perfmon, a free tool included in the majority of MS Windows installs I will focus on what you need to do in order to find any of the aforementioned virtues in the first place. Start here first: Some performance objects and counters are not available […]

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“At What Cost Will You Pursue Performance?” by Howard Clark

September 16th, 2010 · 3 Comments · Performance Testing

The stats of the finest example of engineering on the planet The Bugatti Veyron SuperSport: Top Speed – 267 Mph Cost – $1.9 million plus Running at Top Speed – Tires have a life of 37 miles, replacement costs $25K plus for tires, $50K forged alloy wheels. Running at Top Speed – Fuel lasts 12 […]

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A Framework for a Performance Testing Engagement by Howard Clark

June 20th, 2008 · No Comments · Performance Testing

In helping various collegues and companies manage their performance testing efforts I’ve come across a reuseable set of common activities that have helped me explain and divide the work necessary for a successful engagement. The following activies: Engaging in Risk Identification Developing a Performance-Testing Strategy The application of the Performance-Testing Framework which produces a Performance-Testing […]

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What stage of your SDLC are you testing for? Development, Test, or Maintenance? by Howard Clark

April 19th, 2008 · No Comments · Performance Testing

The Application is in Development The performance-testing framework can be utilized early on during the Development Phase, by leveraging specific test types to address any particular areas of concern discovered during the assessment stage of the performance-testing framework. At this phase testing speaks to the application’s scalability and capacity by executing a profiling exercise. This […]

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