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ALSO CALLED: Stress Testing
DEFINITION: Stress testing is the process of determining the ability of a computer, network, program or device to maintain a certain level of effectiveness under unfavorable conditions. The process can involve quantitative tests done in a lab, such as measuring the frequency of errors or system crashes. The term also refers to qualitative evaluation of factors such as availability or resistance to denial-of-service  … 
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Load Testing: The key to keeping business applications running
sponsored by Borland, Micro Focus
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, get an in-depth look at the importance of load testing for dealing with the challenges of peak application loads, learn when it's best to test during the development cycle, and how to achieve optimal performance with load testing.
Posted: 25 Mar 2014 | Published: 30 Apr 2012

Borland, Micro Focus

Application Testing Survey Results
sponsored by AdvizeX Technologies
WHITE PAPER: Software testing is a critical component of application delivery -- no matter what industry you're in -- in order to ensure applications meet your business needs. Unfortunately, software testing is often underfunded -- so how are successful organizations balancing budgets with testing strategies?
Posted: 10 Mar 2014 | Published: 10 Mar 2014

AdvizeX Technologies

Ixia Black Book: 802.11ac Wi-Fi Benchmarking
sponsored by Ixia
WHITE PAPER: Examine 802.11ac Wi-Fi test methodologies in this white paper, which provides insight into the capabilities and features that matter most.
Posted: 07 Mar 2014 | Published: 07 Mar 2014

Ixia

Five Strategies for Testing Mobile Applications
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: If your mobile applications perform poorly, are unreliable, or otherwise don't live up to user expectations, there are plenty of competitors ready to take their places. So how can you develop mobile apps at a rapid pace while finding time to properly test them?
Posted: 28 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

SOASTA, Inc

The Top 10 Tips to Improve Web Application Performance
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Development and testing teams face unparalleled pressure to ensure top performance of the software they create. In this white paper, explore 10 top issues that dev and test teams should consider in order to optimize their testing efforts and ensure maximum performance from Web applications.
Posted: 26 Feb 2014 | Published: 31 Dec 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Graduate from Load Testing to Performance Engineering
sponsored by Compuware
WHITE PAPER: In this white paper, explore the role of load testing in the past and the current state of load test practices. Also, discover how a new technology brings full automation to load testing, and can help you fill the gaps in current test automation procedures.
Posted: 29 Jan 2014 | Published: 25 Oct 2013

Compuware

Build and Test for the Evolving Mobile User Experience
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Testing mobile apps isn't always easy, with shrinking development cycles and a plethora of devices to test for. In this resource, discover why mobile app performance is a top concern for retailers and other customer-centric businesses, and learn why traditional testing methods fail to meet the five requirements for mobile app testing.
Posted: 30 Jul 2013 | Published: 30 Jul 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Integrate Rational ALM applications with SAP Solution Manager
sponsored by IBM
WHITE PAPER: To support effective collaboration, IT teams need to unify and expedite the delivery of SAP and other critical business systems. In this resource, learn how to leverage an ALM platform and other tools that help your respond to the difficulty of managing change in SAP environments quickly and without breaking the bank.
Posted: 09 Aug 2013 | Published: 31 Dec 2012

IBM

Single Source of Truth: A Guide for Real User Measurement in the Workplace
sponsored by SOASTA, Inc
WHITE PAPER: Inside this valuable resource, discover how, by measuring from the user's browser or app, real user management (RUM) tools can quantify the correlation between page load time and user engagement, and show where to optimize performance for more positive outcomes.
Posted: 11 Jul 2013 | Published: 11 Jul 2013

SOASTA, Inc

Testing and Quality Management - Best Practices
sponsored by SAP America, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Read this white paper to learn the best practices for testing and configuration that Aberdeen's best-in-class designated organizations used to reduce operating costs by 26% and improve process efficiencies by 41% so you can adopt them to create a streamlined, stable IT environment for your business.
Posted: 07 May 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

SAP America, Inc.

Load Testing 2.0 for Web 2.0: Simplifying performance validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: Before Ajax or other RIA technologies can be ready for prime time in your business, you need to verify that they can deliver enterprise-scale performance that won't lag or crash under peak loads. Read this white paper to learn best practices for load testing that will help you make sure that they're ready.
Posted: 06 Apr 2012 | Published: 28 Feb 2010

Hewlett-Packard Company

High Availability and Load Balancing
sponsored by Progress
WHITE PAPER: This paper, the third in a series on enterprise data integration, examines how "connection-weighted load balancing" provides fast, reliable, highly available cluster processing.
Posted: 28 Nov 2011 | Published: 31 Dec 2010

Progress

Best Practices for Load Testing: Do Try This At Home
sponsored by Neustar®
WHITE PAPER: This white paper breaks load testing down into the following key activities: planning, configuration, scripting, execution, and analysis.
Posted: 14 Oct 2011 | Published: 12 Oct 2011

Neustar®

Advanced ADCs Take Over Where Server Load Balancers Leave Off
sponsored by Coyote Point Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Access this whitepaper and learn what to look for when evaluating an application delivery solution. Get the tools you need to develop a successful virtualization strategy while improving your data center to obtain your business objectives.
Posted: 19 Jul 2011 | Published: 19 Jul 2011

Coyote Point Systems, Inc.

Optimizing Capacity and Efficiency in a Diverse and Variable Load Environment
sponsored by Tate
WHITE PAPER: This whitepaper explains the need for local and dynamic airflow delivery technology and illustrates how these technologies work together with existing IT cooling systems to meet this variable load demand while maintaining high reliability and lowering energy costs.
Posted: 13 Dec 2010 | Published: 13 Dec 2010

Tate

Rapid Bottleneck Identification - A Better Way to do Load Testing
sponsored by Oracle Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Rapid bottleneck identification (RBI) is a new testing methodology that allows quality assurance (QA) professionals to very quickly uncover Web application performance limitations and determine the impact of those limitations on the end user experience.
Posted: 12 Oct 2009 | Published: 01 Jun 2009

Oracle Corporation

Load Testing 2.0 - The Next Generation of Load Testing for the Web 2.0 World
sponsored by Gomez
WHITE PAPER: Read this paper to learn why Load Testing 2.0 solutions are needed and who benefits. Learn best practices to get business value out of advanced load testing features, the limits of load testing 1.0 solutions, how today's approach complements existing 1.0 solutions, and what factors are important for selecting successful Load Testing 2.0 solutions.
Posted: 09 Jul 2009 | Published: 09 Jul 2009

Gomez

Best Practices for Provisioning Databases for Test and Development
sponsored by Informatica
WHITE PAPER: Best practices and new technologies available for provisioning databases for test and development environments are outlined in this white paper. Using this as a guide, organizations can save time and resources, meet regulatory compliance standards, and streamline database provisioning processes for test and development environments.
Posted: 01 Apr 2009 | Published: 16 Jan 2009

Informatica

Understanding the Network Impact on Application Load Testing
sponsored by Shunra Software
WHITE PAPER: Delivering an application without considering the target network is not sufficient for load testing. Read this white paper that details a new solution for testing to make sure that application performance is optimal across the board.
Posted: 22 Oct 2007 | Published: 22 Oct 2007

Shunra Software

Load Testing for Web 2.0: Simplifying Performance Validation for Rich Internet Applications
sponsored by Hewlett-Packard Company
WHITE PAPER: While rich next generation applications promise a radically improved customer experience, they also have the potential to overwhelm your servers. This paper examines a set of sophisticated tools for load testing your new high -powered apps.
Posted: 14 Jun 2007 | Published: 01 Aug 2008

Hewlett-Packard Company

The Scalability Revolution: From Dead End to Open Road
sponsored by GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how applications can improve performance and achieve linear scalability by switching from a tier-based model to space-based architecture (SBA).
Posted: 06 Mar 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

GigaSpaces Technologies Inc.

What You Should Expect from Load Testing Web Applications
sponsored by Quotium Technologies
WHITE PAPER: This white paper details the necessary steps to collect and leverage Web application test data and ensure an entire Web environments' ability to sustain concurrent users and transactions.
Posted: 23 Feb 2007 | Published: 01 Feb 2007

Quotium Technologies

Load Testing: Mitigating Risk before Go-live
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: The role of enterprise software is to facilitate and optimize business processes. Testing of new, upgraded, and newly integrated software applications, before they go live, is one proven way to mitigate the risk.
Posted: 16 Nov 2006 | Published: 01 Nov 2006

Mercury

Cisco Wide Area Applications Services (WAAS) Report
sponsored by Cisco Systems, Inc.
WHITE PAPER: Learn how Cisco Wide Area Application Services (WAAS) can accelerate a range of business applications, including Microsoft Exchange, file sharing and web applications.
Posted: 16 Oct 2006 | Published: 01 Oct 2006

Cisco Systems, Inc.

Integrating Load Testing with Development Analysis
sponsored by Compuware Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Ensuring user responsiveness in distributed enterprise applications doesn't have to be difficult. Learn how to provide information needed to diagnose and fix performance issues by combining solutions for load testing and performance analysis.
Posted: 15 Aug 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Compuware Corporation
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LOAD TESTING DEFINITION (continued): …  (DoS) attacks. Stress testing is often done in conjunction with the more general process of performance testing.When conducting a stress test, an adverse environment is deliberately created and maintained. Actions involved may include: Running several resource-intensive applications in a single computer at the same time Attempting to hack into a computer and use it as a zombie to spread spam Flooding a server with useless e-mail messagesMaking numerous, concurrent attempts to access a single Web site Attempting to infect a system with viruses, Trojans, spyware or other malware.The adverse … 
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