High Value Scenarios – 4-Step Load Test

High Value Scenarios consist of multiple elements that can help to describe attributes of an applications performance effectively. There are a few different scenarios that I use on a day to day basis, which provide excellent analysis points. In this post, I will attempt to explain one of the scenarios, how to build it, how…


Four Traits of Great Performance Testers

Whether you are a hiring manager looking for the right candidate or a current performance tester who wants to become better, these four traits will help. Passion in technology My first question in every interview is “What is the reason you perused a career in the IT field?”. This filters out people who are not…


Dependent Request Extraction VSTS

Sometimes your extraction fails because what you are looking for is returned in a dependent request. Here is a plug-in you can use to scan dependent requests. You can adjust the below example to search the body or headers by changing “string body = e.Response.Headers.ToString();”. In the example the plugin is searching headers only.        [Description(“Extracts Text from the…


Calculating vUsers for a Scenario Using “Test Mix Based on User Pace”

Load Test vUser Models in Visual Studio Using think time for pacing Test mix based on sequential test order Test mix based on number of tests started Test mix percentage on the number of vUsers starting tests These load test mix models will run tests as fast as possible given a set number of virtual…


Little’s Law and How It Impacts Load Testers 

     Load testing is all about queuing, and servicing the queues. The main goals in our tests are parts of the formula itself. For Example: the response times for a test is equivalent to service times of a queue, load balancing with multiple servers is the same as queue concurrency. Even when we look at…

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