Performance testing is a vital component in your Web site development plan. Ensure that you have provided yourself with adequate time and resources for proper performance testing. Do not wait until your site is completely finished before you start your performance testing.
As each feature is built, you can use the prototype modeling or the TCA methodology to analyze the performance of the code. This will help you find performance issues early in the process. This will save you time and money since you will detect defects when they are easier to fix.
This chapter discussed various aspects of performance testing and the TCA methodology. For more information about these topics, refer to Performance Testing Microsoft .NET Web Applications, by the Microsoft Application Consulting and Engineering Team (Microsoft Press, 2003).