Evaluating The Performance Of Web Applications
Date: 2006-07-13 Time: 11:15 Room: BBL room *509* ----+++ Speaker: [[Students.Ingmar Brouns][Ingmar Brouns]] ----+++ Title: Evaluating the performance of web applications ----+++ Abstract In the past decade there has been an enormous increase in e-business. As a side effect of this, the amount of web applications being developed is growing rapidly. In the process of testing whether a web application meets its requirements, often only the functional behavior is verified. People tend to forget that performance behavior is just as important as functional behavior when it comes to quality of service. Because of the tendency to ignore performance requirements, many post-production issues are related to performance. Sometimes performance is evaluated, but then it is often done in an ad hoc and inadequate manner. This thesis narrows the gap between theory and practice. It shows how the basics of queueing theory, scheduling and discrete event simulation can be used to explain and to a certain extent even predict performance behavior. Based on the insights obtained, improvements to the performance evaluation process are suggested.