The goal of performance testing is to get actionable data that will help you optimize your website, app or API performance.
The best way to do that is to create the most realistic load tests possible. We like to dish out tips on how to do that in many different ways. To name a few:
- Use the Load Impact User Scenario Recorder to create your load testing scripts
- Look at your traffic data in Google Analytics when figuring out how many concurrent virtual users you want to test when figuring out your performance baseline
- Run multiple types of tests to see how your app reacts under different kinds of pressure