You’ve created that amazing webpart, what do you do next? Proper Quality assurance especially if you operate a large SharePoint environment as a webpart with bugs can drag performance down significantly if added to many sites.
There are two types of testing you must do; 1) Functionality test – confirming the webpart works as designed and 2) Performance testing – gauging the load impact to the environment compared to the baseline performance readings.
- Functional testing – Use this checklist (http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/dd583141(v=office.11).aspx) to assist with the deployment and maintenance of Microsoft SharePoint Products and Technologies Web Parts. But also dont forget performance and resilience testing. That webpart may offer some great functionality but if its a resource hog it will bring your farm to its knees.
- Performance testing – If you require a checklist for creating webparts here is one thats been around for a while http://msdn.microsoft.com/en-us/library/bb985502(v=office.12).aspx. Also, read my blog SharePoint Performance and Capacity Baselining – Planning for more Predictable Performance – Part 1.
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