Performance testing for (almost) free

Every developer's nightmare is that his/her code crashes in production because of the (unexpectedly) high workload. When a new project starts, no one can predict precisely how many people will use it which makes designing the application and the infrastructure quite hard from a performance requirement point of view. Not to mention that there is not always … let me rephrase there is never enough money and time to create THE perfectly scalable and resource efficient software. But this can be a problem during the software's lifecycle as well, not just in the beginning: as the software evolves we need to be aware of it's limits. This is where performance testing helps.

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