This practical book provides a step-by-step approach to testing
mission - critical applications for scalability and performance
before they're deployed - a vital topic to which other books devote one chapter, if that.
Businesses today live and die by network
applications and web services. Because of the increasing complexity of these programs, and the pressure to deploy them quickly, many professionals don't take the time to ensure that they'll perform well and scale effectively. The Art of Application Performance Testing explains the complete life cycle of the testing
process, and demonstrates best practices to help you plan, gain approval for, coordinate, and conduct performance
tests on your applications.