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Using this guide

Who Should Read This Guide
This guide is targeted at providing individuals with the resources, patterns, and practices
they need to conduct effective performance testing.
How to Use This Guide
You can read this guide from beginning to end, or you can read only the relevant parts or
chapters. You can adopt the guide in its entirety for your organization or you can use
critical components to address your highest-priority needs.
Ways to Use the Guide
There are many ways to use this comprehensive guidance. The following are some
suggestions:
Use it as a mentor. Use the guide as your mentor for learning how to conduct
performance testing. The guide encapsulates the lessons learned and experiences
gained by many subject matter experts.
Use it as a reference. Use the guide as a reference for learning the do's and don'ts of
performance testing.
Incorporate performance testing into your application development life cycle.
Adopt the approach and practices that work for you and incorporate them into your
application life cycle.
Use it when you design your performance tests. Design applications using the
principles and best practices presented in this guide. Benefit from lessons learned.
Create training. Create training based on the concepts and techniques used
throughout the guide.
Organization of This Guide
You can read this guide from end to end, or you can read only the chapters you need to
do your job.
Parts
The guide is divided into eight parts:
Part 1, Introduction to Performance Testing
Part II, Exemplar Performance Testing Approaches
Part III, Identify the Test Environment
Part IV, Identify Performance Acceptance Criteria
Part V, Plan and Design Tests
Part VI, Execute Tests
Part VII, Analyze Results and Report
Part VIII, Performance-Testing Techniques

Part 1, Introduction to Performance Testing
Chapter 1 Fundamentals of Web Application Performance Testing
Chapter 2 Types of Performance Testing
Chapter 3 Risks Addressed Through Performance Testing