Load testing is a process where through a load tester a product development is tested. Various practices have their individual unique experience in the process. But the outcome expected is all the same. Thus, it is very essential that the practices that are carried out during the process and in turn the right ones in order to determine the most accurate output.
Every tester looks forward to conduct a test through the testing apparatus and then provide the best possible conclusion. Thus, there are general under lining strategies that are required to be followed to make your effort more successful. So let’s breeze through it in quick time.
Their best practice to conduct a successful load testing involves:
Planning: Planning the expectations must be pretty realistic. One must not expect a gigantic outcome which isn’t possible. Newbie’s must realize that a reasonably accurate result right now is much more worth than an accurate one. Slowly and steadily the cost factor starts to increase and thus the project becomes expensive. But the smaller the investment, the less complex the project turns out to be and easier to solve if there arises any problems.
A successful Planning involves thinking about all the aspects and forthcoming questions in order to deal with it. A prediction about the analysis should be done and realistic results are expected to be required.
Configuration: Configuration involves the proper configuration of the planned ideas. Successful configuration involves asking successful questions at the right time. Like what was predicted in the planning stage needs to be met appropriately. Configuration is the most important aspect when it comes to a successful load testing. For a configuration to work efficiently, it is essential to carry out the test in a controlled environment.
Dedicated servers and good configurations are pretty much essential to derive an optimum result. It is quite important for a tester to have a ready access to those things so that he can reproduce the current project whenever the need to access it arises in future.
Scripting: Scripting follows configuration. While configuration takes a look at everything is going as per planned. Scripting just about gives life to the planning and configuration part. Various scenarios are developed in Scripting and are played with. Selection of scenarios is done, the configuration is done, and the scenario done through scripting is tested. It is runned for a few times more to check the accuracy.
Scripting is one of the most challenging aspects when it comes to testing and especially when the test scenario is long, it becomes considerably difficult for the scriptwriter to script the following. But overall without proper scripting the effective load testing cannot take place.
Execution: Execution is one of the final strings in the tale where for is it any idea or concept, for it to be experienced in reality, its need to be executed. One cannot simply have a foresight or just a plan to experience and outcome. An outcome is when the execution of the plan takes place.
A proper execution brings about distinctive and efficient result. Proper execution is the key to a successful load testing and thus it forms an important part of good practice that is required to conduct a successful test.
Analysis: Analysis is the final phase of the testing process where before starting the process there, is a run in, through which the test is seen as an opportunity to understand the site performance and thus remove any constraints, if there exists any.