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Performance Testing with JMeter - Second Edition by Bayo Erinle

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Performance testing

Performance testing is a type of testing intended to determine the responsiveness, reliability, throughput, interoperability, and scalability of a system and/or application under a given workload. It could also be defined as a process of determining the speed or effectiveness of a computer, network, software application, or device. Testing can be conducted on software applications, system resources, targeted application components, databases, and a whole lot more. It normally involves an automated test suite as it allows easy repeatable simulations of a variety of normal, peak, and exceptional load conditions. Such forms of testing help to verify whether a system or application meets the specifications claimed by its vendor. ...

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