As I read, I jotted the following notes:
- The style of the text is rather abrupt as opposed to conversational.
- I'd like to have seen more answers to the "why?" questions I always seem to ask when I read.
- It seems to oscilate between assuming the reader already knows how to do what is being discussed and giving step by step instructions to accomplish the task.
- Fantastic referencees!!
- The information and instructions are useful and "spot-on"
- I don't always agree with preliminary discussions, but enough technical information is provided for me to make my own decisions.
- I wish there were a URL or CD with the referenced sample programs.
- Tips and techniques for using tools = Good, for debugging = Not as good.
- Real life anecdotes make the book real.
- Where was this book in '99 when I *really* needed it?!?
- I'm glad I have this book now.
- I did not get an opportunity to test out the techniques.
- By Chapter 11, I was pretty lost. I think that would have been different had I been sitting in front of a Linux box trying stuff rather than on an Airplane reading straight through.
- This is *not* an exciting cover-to-cover read & the chapters seem to stand alone well enough that it doesn't have to be.
President & Chief Technologist, PerfTestPlus, Inc.
Co-Author, Performance Testing Guidance for Web Applications
Author, Web Load Testing for Dummies
Contributing Author, Beautiful Testing, & How To Reduce the Cost of Testing
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