How to make load testing scripts realistic

A good load testing script exercises the functions and components as specified in the requirements gathering phase while simulating real users as closely as possible. Here are a few ways to make scripts more realistic.

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  • 0:00 Intro
  • 1:22 Static resources
  • 2:31 Cache and cookies
  • 3:02 Dynamic think time
  • 5:07 Concurrent requests
  • 5:45 Load profile
  • 6:19 Test data
  • 7:01 Different user paths
  • 7:55 Other forms of testing