Testing the Performance of Websites and Mobile-App’s
In the era of the cloud, elastic compute and elastic storage, we tend to forget that websites and connected mobile-apps have a breaking point. Stress testing allows developers and devops teams to identify the metrics that overload a server system and plan ahead in addressing scaling issues before they occur.
System monitoring, in conjunction to, stress testing identifies bottlenecks at different system levels:
- Code and code-runtime
- Third party integrations
The behavior of server systems, under load, can be very unpredictable and often and often stability issues can manifest. Stress testing, not only, helps identify issues but also validates the resolution of those issue.
Load testing helps in identifying code and database query performance, optimizes server environments for size and cost and provides the best user experience by optimizing the server system performance.
Larger projects can benefit by the integration of load testing to the CI/CD processes. It assists developers and devops engineers to immediately evaluate performance impact of code changes.
Dashboard and reports across all application layers, as well as, performance improvements over time, can be implemented when server and test metrics are stored in a centralized database in order to monitor and analyze load-testing results.
This presentation, not only, covers the subjects listed above, but also, shows the process of utilizing open-source tools to implement performance-testing and reporting its results.