What’s More Important: The Tool or the Tester?
Load Runner, Rational Performance Tester, NeoLoad, OpenSTA, or JMeter- Just another factor Does the tool or the tester matter more for a good performance test? An aspect we always stress in performance testing is that the tools are circumstantial (at least to a certain degree)….
How Important is it for Performance Engineers to Understand the Architecture of Systems and the Details of Each Component?
A good performance engineer knows what is “under the hood” Recently, I was involved in a debate about whether it’s necessary for performance testers to understand the architecture of the system in order to become a specialist in performance/ performance testing/ performance engineering. At Abstracta, this…
Free tools to process logs for performance analysis
This is an overview of free tools to process logs for performance that we created for Apache, IIS, or other web servers. Our tools, Replace All and Access Log Analyzer are open and free, located in Abstracta’s Github repository. Some time ago, Simón de Uvarow (performance expert)…
Types of Performance Tests
Distinguishing the different types of performance tests Among the various types of performance tests usually mentioned in the testing environment, there are some standard names that sound familiar with different concepts derived from the names of various tools. Below are some of the most common…
System Performance Problems
How do we diagnose and fix system performance problems? In working with systems in production, it is common to encounter performance problems that must be analyzed and solved. In general, those problems are complex, difficult to replicate issues that occur occasionally and may be circumstantial….