Load Testing – the Elephant in The Room – 5446

Let’s discuss what has been the “elephant in the room” for pretty much every project and product I’ve been involved with over the past few years for a range of clients across many industries.

When customer expectations are higher than ever and the leading cause of consumer dissatisfaction is poor response times, why is hardly anyone doing load testing well – or at all in most cases.

I believe that in an agile world with Rich Internet Applications using Java Script, HTML 5 and AJAX, the root cause of the problem is that traditional load testing tools are no longer fit for purpose.

I want to show why this is the case and show a few options for what can be done about it.

Load Testing is dead, long live Load Testing!