Different Types of Web and App Performance Tests and How to Use them in Your Overall Cycle?


Web Performance Tests

Testing is that part of the web or app developing industry which has been heard a lot, but no one deeply pays attention to it. But, as we always recommend and encourage our developers to use more and more tests, so that their end program won’t have any flaw.

Moreover, nowadays, plenty of web performance tests and app performance test tools are available in the market. It’s like construction worker uses a different set of tools in building a house. Similarly, to design a concrete website and app set of different performance testing tools are required.

And, today, in this post we will try to cover all those vital performance testing methods and their lucrative position on the overall designing circle. So, let’s began our performance test journey step by step.

7 Different Types of Web And App Performance Tests

#1. Performance Tests. The out most popular and must have test would be a performance test. The tests which defines the scalability, performance, stability, functionality and overall features is denotes as “performance test”. And, developers, you should make it mandatory rule to perform this test on your web application.

#2. Capacity Test. Basically, this test is used to understand the number of users who can run your application without any disturbance. Capacity Test enables you to understand the boundaries of your program, so that you won’t push it beyond the limit. This test is very important from the point of view of the future prevention.

#3. Load Test. In this test, different level of load is given to the program, so that user can test the performance of app on different loads. You can get rough idea about the performance of program on different load points. You can also estimate whether your coding needs any brush up or not. But, make sure to put load as per your capacity test.

#4. Stress Test. Stress test means pushing the standard capacity of your program to access which element fails in the situation of distress. This way you can fix all those weak elements and improve the performance and capacity of your web application. This test should be done regularly to improve the performance of your program.

#5. Soak Test. This test takes few hours, it is like soaking your clothes in water to check the color leak. Similarly, in soak test, program is continually run for two or three hours to test any memory leak or corruption.

#6. Component Test. To test some discrete elements of the application component test is used. For example,a  file upload, a chat feature, an email function, or a 3rd-party component like a shopping cart.

#7. Smoke Test. Well, this test is helpful for the developer who don’t want to perform all sort of different tests. Under this test low load is generated on the app that it looks the program is merely running. This helps developers to test whether application has any flaw or not. Like, if there is a flaw in the app, then they will experience any kind of smoke signal during the test. Otherwise, if the app passes smoke test without any hurdle, then no further testing is required.  

How To Embrace Let go Tests In Your Cycle

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Well, before discussing which test should be used in the process cycle, we want developers to keep one thing in their mind. Guys, testing is a continuous process, you can’t test program at one level, no every level of the production you need to test. So, that you don’t have to redo all your work.

The above mentioned seven performance tests can help you out in a different phase of production. As:

In the beginning:

Smoke Test should be performed in the early development stage of the app to test the individual component of the program and test whether all the elements are working as the expected.

Component Testing will be used to validate and measure the results of the individual components of your application.

In the middle:

Performance Tests should be conducted in the process of designing program. So, that you can determine the performance of the application in low as well as high load.

In the end:

Once the application is almost ready, it is right time to test the performance of the application under different circumstances. So, you should perform load test plus soak test at this stage to understand the regular performance of the application.

Wrap Up

Testing, Testing, and Testing, that is the mantra of a successful web application. So, don’t avoid testing as you might find it time-consuming in the beginning. But, when your highly compiled program won’t run, then you will understand the value of testing.

So, guys, it is better to be smart than sorry, that’s why keep in testing developers!

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Arpit Agarwal

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