My decision to focus on the SQL Server vertical has paid off for me—metaphorically & literally.
Now it's time to spread my wings a bit & learn about Visual Studio Team System (VSTS) web testing.
Spread Your Wings!
My colleague & A.C.E. performance engineer Chris Lundquist has compiled a 6:58 wmv featuring his unscripted yet eloquent dialog walking us step-by-step through a VSTS web test:
- Starting VSTS
- Adding a new C#/Web Test project
- Adding comments
- Running the test, exploring the Web Browser, Request, Response, Context, & Details tabs
- Modifying test parameters & re-running
Chris included a happenin' sound track. He even nailed the timing.
Noteworthy advice: "Don't be shy, you won't break anything."
I dutifully took copious notes along with screen shots. Chris's video, my notes, screen shots—it's all here for you: http://tinyurl.com/VSTSWebTest. ¡w00t!
This is the best introduction to this technology you may ever see.
Download Chris's VSTS web test step-by-step primer, and see & hear for yourself what a great job he's done. Refer your friends & colleagues, especially those who are starting out on VSTS web testing. Doing so will provide an elegant, entertaining introduction to this fundamental yet vital technology.
Jimmy May, MCDBA, MCSE, MCITP: DBA + DB Dev
Senior Performance Consultant: SQL Server
A.C.E.: Assessment, Consulting, & Engineering Services
Performance is paramount: Asking users to wait is like asking them to leave.