A Video Showing The Effects Of Untested Code In Production
During a recent presentation at BFlex-BFusion in Bloomington, the excellent event given by Bob Flynn and his team, we were able to show exactly what happens when code which is simply tested by one or two users is placed into production with little or no further testing. To be more succinct with no load testing, we did this because in our day to day work we hardly ever find a client that does any load-testing and we blogged about this many times.
We shot a short video of the load tests, that we ran pretty much all day during the BFusion part of the event. As part of our ongoing contribution to the community we will add more videos on all things related to performance. As we have pointed out many times, effectively load testing code before sending to production, is a key step in ensuring ongoing stability with scalability. The video is here and lasts for about 3 minutes and shows fairly compelling evidence of pushing code to production without load testing first.