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Submission + - Dolby founder passes away. (

Zubinix writes: Dolby was inspired during a trip to India for UNESCO during which he had to make audio recordings of several pieces of Indian music. The hiss and noise on these recordings and the challange of removing them would lead him to form a company and well you know the rest of the story...

Submission + - Ask Slashdot - Extrapolating real world performance from results of load testing 1

Zubinix writes: I have recently performed load testing for a client's web application and have been pondering the results and how to relate them to real world usage. The application is simple — login, enter details on a form and submit the form. It is the actual processing done on submitting the form that is interesting and has previously had performance issues. I can simulate a peak usage of 100s of browsers where the form is continuously submitted but how can I extrapolate the results of this test to thousands of users who will all on a single day submit the form once at some time through the day? What techniques statistical or otherwise do people use to determine the likelihood of the tested peak load being exceeded?

Submission + - Google Mail down? 1

Zubinix writes: Is it just me or are many other people getting 502 errors when logging in to gmail?

Submission + - Transitioning from unix to Windows automation

Zubinix writes: I have a background in doing automation in a unix/linux environment using scripting languages such as perl and bash shell, as well as ssh for remote scripting. My next project will be in the Windows environment so what approach and methodology is best for developing say the automation required for a test system? I don't want to use things like cygwin as I need to integrate with Windows applications such as exchange and sharepoint. Is there a list of should and should not do's when it comes to Windows automation?

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