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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: 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

How to Successfully Automate the Functional Testing Process
sponsored by Borland Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: This white paper provides practical insight into the lessons learned by those who have successfully automated the functional testing process.
Posted: 24 May 2006 | Published: 01 May 2006

Borland Software Corporation

Choosing a Load Testing Strategy
sponsored by Borland Software Corporation
WHITE PAPER: Compromising performance testing means applications are prone to failure, users cannot trust them, and developers and IT spend their time chasing problems rather than building the next generation application.
Posted: 24 May 2006 | Published: 01 Apr 2006

Borland Software Corporation

Mercury Customer Perspective: How to Automate Testing - without Aggravating Testers
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: This white paper gives practical advice, based on the experiences and lessons learned by Michael Anthony of Iron Mountain, about how to integrate automation into testing processes - without alienating your testing team.
Posted: 06 Mar 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Mercury

Mercury Customer Perspective: Mercury LoadRunner - Tips and Tricks for Configuration, Scripting, and Execution
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: This guide provides tips and tricks for Mercury LoadRunner® configuration, scripting, and execution. Learn best practices from experienced Mercury LoadRunner users.
Posted: 06 Mar 2006 | Published: 01 Jan 2005

Mercury

Application Performance Lifecycle Management: Reduce Time, Effort, and Cost in Pre-production, Production
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: Application performance problems continue to occur, despite the strides companies have made with performance testing and tuning technologies.
Posted: 20 Dec 2005 | Published: 01 Dec 2005

Mercury

Rapid Bottleneck Identification™: A Better Way to Load Test
sponsored by Empirix
WHITE PAPER: RBI can have a dramatic impact on the productivity of your testing team, and on the quality of your applications.
Posted: 20 Sep 2005 | Published: 01 Sep 2005

Empirix

Load Testing to Predict Web Performance
sponsored by Mercury
WHITE PAPER: The paper discusses the importance of maintaining a Web application to ensure customer satisfaction and why load testing is critical to successfully launching and managing Web sites.
Posted: 24 Mar 2003 | Published: 01 Jan 2000

Mercury

The Business Case for Outsourced Testing
sponsored by VeriTest: A Business Unit of Lionbridge
WHITE PAPER: This paper presents the results of an ROI analysis to determine whether a company should outsource application testing.
Posted: 16 Jun 2002 | Published: 10 Jun 2001

VeriTest: A Business Unit of Lionbridge
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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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