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QALoad and the test wing

Posted in Load testing,Software testing,testing tool by testing in London on March 21, 2009

From GCN

The importance of properly analysing application performance was reinforced as the 46th Test Wing began testing C2 systems in a more structured way . An event it was evaluating failed and blew up — figuratively speaking — Paggeot said. “We got burned. We got smart and said, ‘This is not the way to do business.’”

“When you’re trying to trouble-shoot a problem, it’s trying to find a needle in a haystack,” Thompson said. “It’s a process of elimination,” and testers need to be able to eliminate possible causes as quickly as possible to find the real one.

Paggeot agreed with that assessment. “In performance testing, it’s as important to be able to say what it’s not as what it is,” he said.

Tools in the wing’s test suite are Compuware’s ApplicationVantage, a tool for pinpointing application performance problems; Ace Analyst, a performance management tool from Opnet Technologies; and Compuware’s QALoad and Hewlett-Packard’s QuickTest Professional for load simulation.

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