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    manual Load Test

    Hi,

    100 users are accessing a website at a time how to test load & performence of the application?

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    Re: manual Load Test

    Do you have an automated tool?

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    Re: manual Load Test

    either that or get 100 people together and yell go while having a counter log the time it takes to load pages. (or use a stop watch) [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    An automated test tool would give you more accurate results though.

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    Re: manual Load Test

    Originally posted by Shaky:
    either that or get 100 people together and yell go while having a counter log the time it takes to load pages. (or use a stop watch) [img]images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

    An automated test tool would give you more accurate results though.
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">We actually did that a few years ago, when we felt we couldn't trust automated tools. We only used seven people, though...

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    Re: manual Load Test

    Couldn't trust tools? I have a greater concern that the people won't be doing what they should. You might be able to control seven, assuming the PCs are in the same lab. I doubt that you could control too many more than that.

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    Re: manual Load Test

    couldn't trust automated tools
    This is actually very common and all organizations find out the hard way that indeed the test tool results are actually pretty darn close to reality but a heck of a lot more convenient to deploy.
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    Re: manual Load Test

    Originally posted by olapidot:
    We actually did that a few years ago, when we felt we couldn't trust automated tools. We only used seven people, though...
    <font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial, Helvetica">This is a perfectly reasonable approach - assuming that the system under test is designed to support only seven people.
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    Re: manual Load Test

    I'll relate a true to life horror story using these two approaches. I worked for a company that did load testing using the "10 people in a room with a stopwatch" approach. They had been doing that for a number of years and had been getting away with it.

    I was on a team that was rolling out a new order management system, which was going to be the heart of the revenue stream for the company. We had asked for a tool to do load testing and had been told to make a proposal. The short answer we were getting was "tools are too expensive. Testing with people and a stopwatch has worked fine."

    The night before we went to present the proposal and the case for getting a tool, the big money making application that had 250 paying customers on went down. Customers started calling wanting their money back. They were not happy, to say the least. We were not told this, but the VP that we made the presentation to was very well aware of what was going on.

    We made the proposal and he asked a single question - "If we do not buy the tool, how will you load test?" We said "with 10 people in a room and a stopwatch and extrapolate results." He said "buy the tool".

    Only later did we find out what motivated his decision.

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    Re: manual Load Test

    Run your manual load test once. Track very carefully how much time and budget resources are taken advantage of during this process. Now, when you ind a problem try to re-run the same test again. It's not possible. Also, given your budet expenditure, project this out to multiple load tests for each project over the next year.

    Have you spent the equivalent of what you would have paid for an automated test tool yet?

    Very likely you have.
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    Re: manual Load Test

    James - you bring up a very good point. When calculating the ROI on buying a load testing tool, I haven't seen very many people who take into account the cost for MULTIPLE manual performance tests. They usually compare the cost of the tool to the cost of a single test. Not realistic.

 

 
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