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Testing .NET Application Blocks by Microsoft Corporation

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Chapter 8. Performance Testing for Application Blocks

Objectives

  • Learn performance testing fundamentals.

  • Learn about load testing an application block.

  • Learn about stress testing an application block.

  • Learn about the tools that are used for performance testing.

Overview

Performance testing an application block involves subjecting it to various load levels. The goals of performance testing can be summarized as follows:

  • To verify that the application block (or a prototype) meets the performance objectives within the budgeted constraints of resource utilization. The performance objectives can include several different parameters such as the time it takes to complete a particular usage scenario (known as response time) or the number of concurrent or simultaneous ...

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