Stress, Load and Software Performance Testing

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About Stress, Load and Software Performance Testing

Software performance testing is done on a system to assess if an application will meet the specified performance criteria. Performance testing can test load, simulating a heavy load such as many users or large chunks of data going through the system. Stress tests, which are tests to test the upper limits of load that a system can endure, are a form of performance testing. Performance tests monitor such things as throughput, system latency, or response time. Monitors can be used post-deployment to help troubleshoot or alert the team of performance delays that might occur.