Nous Opens Global Migration Facility to Support Growing SmartBear Business

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Have you spent too much time, money, and resources on your test management provider without obtaining significant returns? Migrating data is complicated and many a times it acts as a big inhibitor for you to move to a new solution provider. Changing vendors becomes even more … [Read more...]

Can Our CMO Learn to Record a Complex Web Transaction Faster than the New Star Wars Episode VII Trailer?

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If you're a Star Wars fan like us, you might agree that the new trailer for Episode VI: The Force Awakens released on November 29 felt like it went by at lightspeed. After all, it was only one minute and thirty seconds in length...which is nothing (especially compared to the … [Read more...]

Top 5 Application Performance Management Interactive eBooks of 2014

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A round-up of our most popular educational application performance management resources of the year for IT/Operations and development teams, bundled in a super neat interactive, digital format for your viewing pleasure.  Enjoy, and happy holidays! 1. User-Centric Guide to … [Read more...]

When Your APIs Are Ready to Be Liberated, Are You Ready to Free Them?

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Almost every enterprise that I know takes a very cautious approach to this new API game. They build it, test it, try it, do a limited release, then fix the necessary areas, test it again, and finally, when they are satisfied they are ready, they get it out in the open. … [Read more...]

Covert Operations: An Undercover Web Performance Pro’s Report from Inside an eCommerce Call Center

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  Though my day job is web performance, I occasionally work a night or weekend shift in the customer call center of a large public specialty retailer.  The retailer has many bricks and mortar stores, a catalog business and an eCommerce site. With this part time gig, … [Read more...]

TestComplete and QAComplete Integrated with Selenium WebDriver

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We at SmartBear are thrilled to announce launch of TestComplete 10.5 and QAComplete 9.9.5. What makes this launch exciting??? I am glad you asked! With this launch, SmartBear has become the largest software testing company to support Selenium, an open source web testing … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 5

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Getting More Out of Your Load Tests You may want to simulate different data for each virtual user in your load test. For instance, making each virtual user use different user credentials and form values for data entry help to drive out any web server or database caching … [Read more...]

Cyber Monday Website Performance: Post Game Analysis

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  Mid-afternoon on Cyber Monday this week we checked in with a “halftime” report to share some insights on website performance during the busiest online shopping day of the year. As promised, we are back with our retrospective analysis of “Cyber Monday”—which, in … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season, Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 4

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Less Time Load Testing, More Time Fixing Now that you have clear expectations and more tangible goals to base your load tests on, the next step is to build your load tests. LoadComplete makes this astoundingly simple with a record button that launches your browser so you … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 3

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In part one of this blog series, we looked at the opportunity the holiday season represents to internet retailers. In part two, we went further into challenges and complications that arise with increased traffic. Now let’s look at what you can do to ensure that your … [Read more...]