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Title Patterns for performance and operability : building and testing enterprise software / Chris Ford [and others].
Imprint Boca Raton : Auerbach Publications, 2008.

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Subject Computer software -- Development.
Computer software -- Specifications.
Debugging in computer science.
Alt Name Ford, Chris (Christopher B.)
Description 1 online resource (xix, 317 pages) : illustrations
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Note Print version record.
Summary Examines common failure scenarios and defensive design patterns, focusing on the complexities of nonfunctional testing and the difficulty to express accurate nonfunctional requirements.
Contents Introduction ; Production Systems in the Real World; Why Should I Read This Book?; The Non-functional Systems Challenge; What Is Covered by Non-functional Testing; Planning for the Unexpected; Patterns for Operability in Application Design; Summary; Planning and Project Initiation ; The Business Case for Non-functional Testing; Scoping and Estimating; Test and Resource Planning; Communication Planning; Summary; Non-functional Requirements ; What are Non-functional Requirements?; Do I Need Non-functional Requirements?; Roles and Responsibilities; Challenging Requirements; Establishing a Business Usage Model; Non-functional Requirements; Summary Designing for Operability ; Error Categorization; Design Patterns; The Characteristics of a Robust System; Infrastructure Services; Design Reviews; The Operability Review; Summary.
Designing for Performance ; Requirements; Architecture; Patterns; Antipatterns; Algorithms; Technology; Software; Hardware Infrastructure; Summary; Notes; Test Planning ; Defining Your Scope; Load Testing Software; Additional Testing Apparatus; Test Environments; Test Beds; Historical Data; Summary; Test Preparation and Execution ; Preparation Activities; Script Development; Performance Testing; Operability Testing; Sustainability Testing; Challenges; Summary; Deployment Strategies ; Procedure Characteristics; Packaging; Deployment Rehearsal; Rollout Strategies; Case Study: Online Banking; Case Study: The Banking Front Office; Back-Out Strategies; Summary; Resisting Pressure from the Functional Requirements Stream ; A Question of Degree; Pressures from the Functional.
Requirements Stream; Attention; Defining Success; Setting the Stage for Success; Summary Operations Trending and Monitoring ; Monitoring; Trending and Reporting; Error Reporting; Capacity Modelling and Planning; Summary; Troubleshooting and Crisis Management ; Reproducing the Issue; Determining Root Cause; Troubleshooting Strategies; Applying a Fix; Post-Mortem Review; Summary Common Impediments to Good Design ; Design Dependencies; What Is the Definition of Good Design?; Testing a Design; Common Impediments to Good Design; Design Principles; Summary References ; Articles; Books; Web Sites.
ISBN 9781420053357 (electronic bk.)
1420053353 (electronic bk.)
1420053345 (alk. paper)
9781420053340 (alk. paper)
OCLC # 186411078
Additional Format Print version: Patterns for performance and operability. Boca Raton : Auerbach Publications, 2008 9781420053340 (DLC) 2007030244 (OCoLC)144220336

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