Proceedings. Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Web Site Evolution (2004)
Sept. 11, 2004 to Sept. 11, 2004
Scott Barber , Performance Test/Analysis Consultant
For all that the effectiveness of performance testing in terms of the accuracy of load simulation is a common topic of conversation and concern among people and organizations that build or depend on web-based applications, testing a website in such a way as to reliably predict performance is still often more of an art than a science. More than a few brilliant minds have dedicated their careers to this complex topic, and several have published detailed and mathematically sound methods to plan for, predict and model performance characteristics very accurately - as long as there is sufficient empirical data to work from.
S. Barber, "Creating Effective Load Models for Performance Testing with Incomplete Empirical Data," Proceedings. Sixth IEEE International Workshop on Web Site Evolution(WSE), Chicago, Illinois, 2004, pp. 51-59.