October, 2008

  • Measuring Stress

    When stress testing software, it is desirable to know if the software is actually being stressed. To know this we must first define what is meant by stressed. For the purposes of testing, a system is stressed when the rate at which operation against a...
  • Classes of Stress Tests

    Stress is a common test category, but it can have different meanings depending on context and goals. Some stress tests are used to see how a system behaves under load. Others are used to generate random operations against the software to gain coverage...