Get to the bottom of application performance issues
Skill Level: Intermediate Dennis Schultz (firstname.lastname@example.org) Marketing Engineer IBM
12 Mar 2007 This tutorial in the Hello World series introduces you to IBM® Rational® Performance Tester and highlights its basic features. Practical, hands-on exercises teach you how to record automated performance tests, use data-driven techniques to ensure randomization, play-back tests, and evaluate real-time performance reports. Upon completing the tutorial you will be able to use Rational Performance Tester to determine the cause of performance problems in your applications.
Section 1. Before you start
About this series
The Hello World series is for novice developers who want a high-level, hands-on overview of IBM software products. Each tutorial in the series provides simple exercises and step-by-step instructions to familiarize you with the components and use of a particular product. Upon completing a tutorial in the Hello World series you will know enough about the product to begin exploring and using it on your own.
About this tutorial
This tutorial uses hands-on exercises to familiarize you with Rational Performance
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Tester. Step-by-step instructions teach you how to record an automated performance test, enhance the test using built-in data-driven techniques, play-back the test as part of a performance schedule, and evaluate real-time reports to determine the root cause of a performance problem. The maximum estimated running time for the tutorial is three hours.
After completing this tutorial you should understand the basic functions of Rational Performance Tester and be able to use it to discover and analyze performance problems in your applications.
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