We all know that software testing is divided into many types and subtypes. But the most original one is always considered to be load testing. Further, we’ll talk about an approach to load testing and its features in detail.
To understand approaches to load testing and bugs that can be fixed with their help, you need to have a good knowledge of the terminology. If you understand the same things that are called in a different way, you can be good at communicating, reaching the set goals in software testing.
Load testing is one of the most difficult types of software testing. And the tools for such checks are not so great. Why is it so? And what are the solutions to this problem? We will consider all this further in the article.
Any performance testing is not just a kind of testing but a general description of many testing types that gives data about current system behavior under different circumstances. Nowadays, software practice includes several performance testing types which we will consider in detail.
Every day more and more diverse software for load testing appears in the world. Today we will talk about the Gatling tool as an example of the use of such software in the daily work of a QA specialist.
Performance testing is a very important part of software testing that helps to check its proper performance. This type of testing has various types and also use cases that help to look at software system capability from different perspectives.
BlazeMeter is a very useful tool to solve various tasks of load testing and other performance checks. Numerous integration options with third-party services, as well as lots of personalized settings, make BlazeMeter a useful tool in the everyday activity of not only a developer but also a tester.
In today’s world of IT community, it is really easy to find tools for load testing. You can combine them in several mechanisms and simulate load in several hundreds virtual users. But it won’t do any good; if you don’t understand why to perform these tests and what what results can lead to in the future.
The main idea of load testing is to create a certain level of load with the help of certain hardware and software tools, in order to study a load index of an application (device). This method can be the most efficient at the primary stages of development since it will help to receive the most actual results of the product’s performance index.
Sometimes, when QA engineers execute software testing, they have to monitor traffic between a client and a server, perform requests analysis and modifying. And in most cases, for this purpose specialists use Fiddler – a universal proxy that can intercept HTTP(S) traffic and ensure the work with it.