Performance Testing

15 08 2008

Hmm… you ever been into performance testing wherein, the application (you are testing) is dreadfully slow, padded with heavy processes and complex scenarios that cannot be efficiently automated? Well..i ve been and there is this one nice way of making it interesting.
Get your app loaded on the screen and along by, load the ever famous Helicopter (flash) game in a conveniently sized window. Now all you need to do is to fill up whatever test data that needs to be filled and get your app going. As you wait for the next screen to load, switch on to the other window and get the helicopter flying till the screen’s done loading in the background. Assuming the skill of flying the helicopter without crashing it till the next page loads to be congenital for a software engineer (in case not, guess it’s never too late to rear it, is it?), one can arrive at how slow the application has been based on how far the helicopter traveled.

Me’s sure that there are other ways too. Do share. 😉

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