It could have been called "Performance Testing In A Nutshell," but this is the "/theory/in/practice" series.
The topic is "Performance Testing," specifically, as opposed to regression testing, etc. So, what is performance? The author suggests that although it can be different things to different people, it boils down to people not being delayed as they interact with an application. This leads to standards of measurement, such as response times and throughput.
This is a very meaty book, though less than 140 pages. The author covers everything from company politics to automation. During my first pass through I was able to map out a direction for performance testing of a very large project that I have - performance is primary for this application and this approach will ensure that performance is given the priority it needs, and which has been lacking to this point.
I'm sure I'll be referring to this book a lot. Definitely recommended.
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