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Why ACT?


If you wish to test how well your application will run under a huge workload, prehaps you should use ACT. Do you know how to ACT?

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By: C. Prashanth
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April 14, 2003
TABLE OF CONTENTS:
  1. · Why ACT?
  2. · Why Stress an Application
  3. · Conclusion

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Donít worry this is not an article on developing your acting skills. This article describes the features which are available in Microsoft latest Stress Testing tool ACT (Application Center Test, .NET edition) for web applications, how to use some of them and what are the advantages and disadvantages regarding ACT.

For those who don't know what stress testing is, here is a quick definition.

By Stress Testing an application we mean, testing to see whether the application performs as expected under heavy load of traffic. For a web application this might mean simulating a huge number of users accessing your website at the same time.


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