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    wireless appilcation testing

    What tools can be used for Performance testing a wireless apllication ?

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    Re: wireless appilcation testing

    ....Any tool which can be used to test a wired application, assuming a common transport is available (HTTP/IP/...) that is supported by both the application and the test tool environment.

    You may have two questions here:

    1. Does my application scale?
    2. Does my Wireless transport infrastructure scale?

    If you are trying to answer #2, then you need a network testing tool. If you are trying to answer #1, then you need an application testing tool. Once you have a known good for one or the other, you can then bring the other element in, otherwise you wind up with something like this:
    <ul type="square">
    x (application performance influence) + y (network performance influence) = 50 Seconds

    Please solve for either network or application response time.[/list]
    You can see from the above you need a "known good" as a part of that equation in the form of either the network or the application in order to determine the influence of the opposite member.

    Typically where you may have two questions like this that become comingled in the test bed you are handing a giant baseball bat to a developer who may not like the test results to bust them up completely and ignore the results until you are able to show definitively that it is (or is not) the application before they will change anything. This plays into the age-old animous between the network and application folks, "you know, when it's slow it's always that $%^&amp;*&amp;^^&amp;$%*&amp;^%^$^%^%@* network at fault!" We have all been in those meetings.

    I prefer not to arm the developer with darts, baseball bats, firearms or anything else particularly when I may have to tell them that their child (code) is rather ugly (slow performing).

    Food for thought,
    James Pulley

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