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Execute the 100% Load Test First

Posted on January 11th 2010 by Joel Deutscher

There has always been something about performance testing that has bugged me over the years. It’s the standard approach of ramping up the amount of load on each test execution cycle.

The typical order of executions for a performance test is:

  1. Smoke Test
  2. 25% Load
  3. 50% Load
  4. 75% Load
  5. 100% Load

The flaw, as I see it, lies in the order of execution. I think we an improve on this concept by aiming to ramp down instead. Continue Reading…