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Business Process Method to Execute Distributed Web-Based Application Response Time Test

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000179569D
Original Publication Date: 2009-Feb-17
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2009-Feb-17
Document File: 2 page(s) / 27K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

This invention provides a method for testers engaged with software development teams to plan and implement a distributed web-based application response time test from multiple locations while managing, collecting, and analyzing the data at a single location

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Business Process Method to Execute Distributed Web -Based Application Response Time Test

The invention comprises a business process method that defines a process that enables testers engaged with software development teams to plan and implement a distributed web-based application response time test from multiple locations while managing, collecting, and analyzing the data at a single location.

In the global economy, companies are attempting to streamline their IT infrastructures by building applications that satisfy requirements for multiple languages, countries, and currencies and can be hosted and managed from a central data center environment. However, users of those applications must be able to run the application from the required geographic and network locations with no noticeable degradation in performance. In order to ensure adequate performance, testing should include a distributed web-based application response time test from multiple world-wide locations.

However, it is difficult to execute this needed testing cycle, because:

• Testing skills, resources, and software are not occasionally available in multiple remote locations

• It is expensive to export skills, resources, or software to multiple remote locations.

• Geographic, time, and network differences make coordination of tests and data difficult.

The present invention comprises this business process method:

1) Identify the remote locations and test hosts

The process begins with email or other communication with development and test teams, project stakeholders, and professional communities with resources in the locations to be included in the test. Once the locations and hosts are identified, the host information such as IP address and browser version can be verified and documented.

2) Identify the browser macro tool

A key component of the method is a scripting tool that supports the following features:

• Firefox and Internet Explorer browser support.
• Stopwatch function to capture and log the respo...