Microsoft announces preview of Azure Load Testing
(30 November 2021)

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Microsoft announces preview of Azure Load Testing
Today Microsoft announced the preview of Azure Load Testing. Azure Load Testing is a fully managed Azure service that enables developers and testers to generate high-scale load with custom Apache JMeter scripts and gain actionable insights to catch and fix performance bottlenecks at scale.
Application performance and resiliency are more important than ever before. As more businesses and services move toward digitization, the impact of outages and downtimes in lost revenue and customer dissatisfaction grows. Azure Load Testing is a service that can help testers and developers who are taking on a larger role in validating app quality, performance, and scalability.
Creating and managing the infrastructure required for load testing at scale can be time-consuming and complex. With Azure Load Testing, our app developers can generate high-scale load without the need to manage complex infrastructure, and they have included Azure-specific integrations and insights so we can optimize your Azure application at scale.
Azure Load Testing can be used with Azure Pipelines to allow us to continuously build, test, and deploy with CI/CD that works with any language, platform, and cloud. Connect to GitHub or any other Git provider and deploy continuously.
In software engineering, CI/CD or CICD is the combined practices of continuous integration (CI) and either continuous delivery or continuous deployment (CD).
CI/CD bridges the gaps between development and operation activities and teams by enforcing automation in building, testing and deployment of applications. CI/CD services compile the incremental code changes made by developers, then link and package them into software deliverables.
Automated tests verify the software functionality, and automated deployment services deliver them to end users.
The aim is to increase early defect discovery, increase productivity, and provide faster release cycles. The process contrasts with traditional methods where a collection of software updates were integrated into one large batch before deploying the newer version.
Modern-day DevOps practices involve continuous development, continuous testing, continuous integration, continuous deployment and continuous monitoring of software applications throughout its development life cycle. The CI/CD practice, or CI/CD pipeline, forms the backbone of modern day DevOps operations.

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