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answered Good Watir or Watir-Webdriver tutorials/resources for new-to-automation testers?
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answered Fitting regression testing in a Agile/ Scrum development cycle
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comment Fitting regression testing in a Agile/ Scrum development cycle
If you have to do extra sprints before you can ship, I think there's something wrong with your definition of DONE. In scrum you should be able to ship (if it makes sense for the business) at the end of very sprint. IMHO this is the wrong answer because you are starting to fallback on the older waterfall habits of 'testing in the quality at the end' instead of making sure that as each item is done you are truely finished with it and don't have to think about it again.
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answered Whether to choose Selenium over Watir or Lightweight Test Automation when testing web applications created using C Sharp?
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answered How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
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revised How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
added note as to why the answer no longer matches the (edited) question.
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comment How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
You've actually created a much better question than before. Of course now my answer no longer fits ;-) busy now, but will revise or create a new answer in a few hours.
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answered How do you fit regression into Kanban?
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answered Should you preload DLL's in performance tests?
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revised How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
tag edit, added load-testing
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suggested approved edit on How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
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revised How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
added link to free perftesting book
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comment How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
I've provided an answer below, but feel free to ask questions and I can try to clarify it. Or if you want to edit your original question and provide a few more specifics, such as how long on average each user interacts with the site, what the peak active users is during the hour and the total number of users interacting within the hour, then I can try to create an example where the numbers more closely fit what you are doing.
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revised How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
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revised How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
bit more polishing
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comment How do you calculate the number of virtual concurrent users to use in a load test given data on actual site traffic?
Also as another note, I try to stay away from 'hits' because that's sometimes hard to quantify in terms of how many users that represents. 'visits' if you can get it might be a better stat than hits. (after all, depending on the design, some web pages can generate between 20-60 or more requests JUST to load all the contents of the homepage, and some stats count each request as a 'hit' which can be very misleading