The chief benefit of load testing your Talisma systems before going live with them is that you get the confidence that they will perform the way the want them to perform regardless of how much stress they are under. Load testing is a simple way to have that kind of confidence.
Load testing brings with it certain challenges. The nature of these challenges depends in large part on the load tester that you use. Here are four challenges that come up when you use many of the load testers on the market today. At the end, you will learn about a load tester that resolves these challenges.
Load testing has a reputation for being expensive. When you add together the cost of purchasing the load tester, setting up the load test, purchasing the necessary licensing fees, and paying for consulting fees, it is no wonder that many organizations find that load testing is simply too expensive.
This is unfortunate, because skimping on load testing puts your entire operations at risk. The worst time to find out that your Talisma systems cannot handle large amounts of traffic is when students are trying to access critical information or make payments.
A nice feature of Talisma is that it works on multiple devices. Your load tests, therefore, need to properly account for the fact that multiple devices will be using your system. This makes testing from the end users point of view especially important. Any load tester that you select should test from the end users point of view. This will allow you to see what it is like to access your application from different types of devices under different levels of stress.
Another challenge of load testing Talisma applications is that many load testers take a long time to set up and execute. The delays that this causes for the launch of your Talisma applications are frustrating and costly. You want to select a load tester that is simple to set up and execute so that you can avoid delaying the launch of your application and start serving your students as quickly as possible.
It is important to select a load tester that gives you relevant data. You want to be able to identify bottlenecks in your system so that you can go in and make necessary corrections. To get the best data, you need to select a load tester that tests from the end users point of view. If you do not select a load tester that tests from the end users point of view, then you will find that the data you get is inadequate.
The best Talisma load tester on the market which addresses these challenges is AppLoader. AppLoader load tests all sorts of applications, including those running on Talisma. Set up is easy and tests are run efficiently.
Using AppLoader, you can keep costs under control, test from the end users point of view, and get your application out as quickly as possible. Given how important load testing is, AppLoader is one of the best investments that you can make if you’re running Talisma-based applications.