I’ve spent the last year or so writing notes and fleshing out chapters for a book called Performance Testing Web Applications, so imagine my very slight feeling of annoyance when I did a google search for my book title and found that someone had released a very similar book 3 months earlier…
J.D. Meier, Carlos Farre, Prashant Bansode, Scott Barber, and Dennis Rea have collaborated on a book called Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications, which is available either as a free download, or in dead-tree format through Amazon.
The book is really good, so I highly recommend that you grab a copy and have a read.
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ooh excellent! I will get started reading immediately and share this link with my coworkers! (The props will all be mine)
I’ve started reading of this book.
Actually, this is an excellent book for any performance tester. A kind of “must have” book 🙂
Thank you, Stuart, for sharing info on this book!
I grabbed that last week myself, good stuff! 😉
Thanks Stu…I love you in a professional way 😉
I guess it’s lucky for me then, that the only part of the title that I had any part in selecting was the word “Guidance”. 😉
I can’t tell you how good it feels to read positive feedback about the book. I won’t bore you with the details, but imagine what it’s like trying to write a tool, technology, & process agnostic book where 3 members of the core team and at least half of the reviewers have more than enough content to write the book on their own, with a goal of not alienating any of the industry factions, with remote & asynchronous team members, within the bounds of the MS style-guide and bureaucracy, and without the message getting watered down to the point of uselessness. I think it was almost as complicated as actually *doing* good performance testing! 🙂
All kidding aside, there are parts of the book that I love and parts that I’m already ready to re-write. That said, if the book does nothing other than give the authors, trainers, bloggers, researchers, and doers a common point of reference to debate over and grow from, then I will be happy with the outcome (even if ALL of the growth ends up being counter to the guidance in the book!)
I would like to encourage folks to submit reviews on Amazon. I don’t make any money off of book sales, so please don’t hesitate to add the link to the .pdf version or the MSN web-based version if you’d rather not promote the “dead tree” format, as Stuart put it.
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Well hopefully you will go forward with your book anyway. The more published material about performance testing, the better!
all you need is a new title 🙂
Kudos to Scott for helping author the guide. I actually worked for Alberto Savoia (Agitar Founder/CTO), one of the folks who wrote a foreward for the guide. The guide itself is awesome and informative though it can be verbose in some areas. Maybe thats just the MS guidelines at work 🙂 I’ll keep my eyes on the lookout for an update should you choose to do so. For now, I can only say thanks BIG time.
can i have any of u people number plz.i have lot of doubts