Performance testing is conducted, to enable you to assess how the components of a system are performing of a particular situation. Resource usage, scalability and reliability of the product are also validated under system testing. This testing is the subset of performance engineering, which is focused on addressing performance issues in the design and architecture of software product.
Load testing will test the system by continuously increasing the amount of traffic on it until the time it reaches the threshold limit. Load testing is also known as volume testing and endurance testing.
The goal of performance testing is establishing the capacity of the system. There are a number of industry-defined benchmarks, which should be met during performance testing. Performance testing does not aim to find defects in the application, it addresses a little more critical task of testing the capacity of the application. Accuracy and close monitoring of the performance and results of the test is key.
The sole purpose of load testing is to assign the system with the largest job it could possible handle in order to test the endurance while monitoring the results. This process will enable FlatWorldWorks specialists to highlight whether the system is doing what is expected under these conditions and assess whether its performance is good enough.