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Henry Ford revolutionized manufacturing with the first automated assembly line in 1913, incorporating the latest time-study theories to make Model T's flow through the system "like the flow of water through a pipeline." His engineers and foremen repeatedly analyzed every task in the assembly process to find ways to save valuable inches and seconds. A lot has changed over the last century. The assembly lines of businesses today are high-performance client/server computer networks - including the Internet - that move information quickly and efficiently, speeding communications and shortening the business cycle. Implementations of Java applications and applets have emerged as the leading technology to implement client/server and Internet-based applications. Just as Ford's engineers and foremen kept assembly lines moving smoothly, a process called load testing helps syst... (more)