Performance Testing Guide Beta 1 is Available

Today we released our Beta 1 of Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications Guide.  It shows you an end-to-end approach for implementing performance testing, based on lessons learned from applied use in customer scenarios.  Whether you're new to performance testing or looking for ways to improve your current approach, you'll find insights you can use.

Contents at a Glance

  • Part 1, Introduction to Performance Testing

  • Part II, Exemplar Performance Testing Approaches

  • Part III, Identify the Test Environment

  • Part IV, Identify Performance Acceptance Criteria

  • Part V, Plan and Design Tests

  • Part VI, Execute Tests

  • Part VII, Analyze Results and Report

  • Part VIII, Performance Testing Techniques


  • Introduction

  • Ch 01 - Fundamentals of Web Application Performance Testing

  • Ch 02 - Types of Performance Testing

  • Ch 03 - Risks Performance Testing Addresses

  • Ch 04 – Core Activities

  • Ch 05 - Managing an Agile Performance Test Cycle

  • Ch 06 - Coordinate Performance Testing with an Iteration-Based Process

  • Ch 07 – Managing the Performance Testing Cycle in a CMMI Environment

  • Ch 08 - Evaluating Systems to Improve Performance Testing

  • Ch 09 - Performance Testing Objectives

  • Ch 10 - Quantifying End User Response Time Goals

  • Ch 11 - Consolidate Various Types of Performance Acceptance Criteria

  • Ch 12 - Modeling Application Usage

  • Ch 13 - Modeling User Variances

  • Ch 16 - Test Execution

  • Ch 17 - Performance Testing Math

  • Ch 18 - Reporting Fundamentals

  • Ch 19 - Load Testing Web Applications

  • Ch 20 - Stress Testing Web Applications

About Our Team

  • Carlos Farre - Carlos is our performance and security specialist in patterns & practices.  He helps make sure our patterns & practices code follows our performance and security guidance.

  • Prashant Bansode - When Prashant's on a project, you can be sure he's ripping through the technical accuracy and improving the customer focus.  This is the same Prashant from Guidance Explorer, Security Guidance, and VSTS Guidance.

  • Scott Barber - Scott brings his many years of performance testing experience to the table.  If you do performance testing for a living, you probably know his name, his articles and the trails he's blazed.  Scott’s worked with us previously on Improving .NET Application Performance and Scalability.

  • Dennis Rea - Dennis brings his years of editorial experience to the table.  He worked with us previously on our Security Guidance.

Comments (6)

  1. kit says:

    this is the first time i saw a blog all in english!

  2. JD and his p&p team are on fire. In the space of two days last week, they released both the Beta1

  3. Steve says:

    Is it really a "Guidance…Guide"?

  4. Here’s a quick rundown of our patterns & practices VSTS related Guidance projects. It’s a combination

  5. We released the final version of our patterns & practices Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications

  6. sankar says:

    nice to see such books on performance really its very useful stuff

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