Батищев Евгений Михайлович
Load testing quickly and angrily
The report is dedicated to the problems of performance testing projects that require it but for various reasons are not able to hold it fully. It uncovers performance testing process organisation by example of the project I was involved in. Special attention will be drawn to pros and cons of the original approach used. Major challenges of development and testing processes will be examined. The report casts light on ways to resolve the problems faced and reduce developer's participation to a minimum extent. The focus will be on developers' assistance in testing process with regard to aspects which can be automated or facilitated. The report will be primarily of interest to those who are in dire need of performance testing but does not have possibility to establish a full-fledged department for this.
Testing of software installers
The report focuses on the problem of testing installers intended for various software in different environments.
It is an extremely important aspect of an end product testing process and without that even the most thoroughly elaborated and well designed software will finally fail to be used in case of any errors during installation process.
To mitigate and even avoid such risks we in Arcadia have created our own installer for a product which requires database scanning, installing additional software (e.g. .NET, Microsoft Windows Installer, etc.) and functioning inside the system such as IIS.