Why Organizations Still Fail to Load Test in 2016

Over the last decade, the importance of load testing has skyrocketed. What was once a simple pre-deployment exercise to ensure a web application could handle the load of multiple users has become an intrinsic part of software development — and software … [Read more...]

Announcing LoadComplete 4.0: A More Efficient Way to Create, Execute, and Analyze Comprehensive Load Tests

Irrespective of industry, your website, web apps, and mobile apps are absolutely critical to your organization’s success. Poor performance in your applications can directly impact sales, hurt customer engagement, and damage the brand equity you’ve worked hard to build. … [Read more...]

13 Experts Share Their 2016 Software Industry Predictions [SlideShare]

It’s never easy to predict the future. But if you want to plan for the future, you need to keep an eye on what’s coming next. This month, we reached out to people from different areas of the software industry to get their thoughts on what to expect in 2016. From DevOps … [Read more...]

LoadUI NG Pro + Amazon EC2: Calculate, Automate, Validate

API load testing just got a big upgrade. Before I get to the geeky details, let’s zoom out a bit. Have you ever run a load test? I mean a serious one, not just a checkbox before a release or as a backlog item to that cool thing you’re shipping. The world doesn’t … [Read more...]

Amazon’s Summer Sales Event And How It Will Affect Web Traffic

Most large retail operations are preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday and the rest of the holiday season.  Even those who aren’t actively preparing for it are at least thinking about it.  Updates are put in place to eCommerce, the applications, the navigational paths, … [Read more...]

The Software Naughty List: Most Hilariously Bad Tech Jokes, Puns and Memes of the Year

The Software Naughty List from SmartBear Inspired by the character “Schmidt” from the popular sitcom, New Girl, we have a fun little tradition around the office at SmartBear headquarters called the  “DB Jar” where participating colleagues can “jar” one another (fine them … [Read more...]

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

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...]

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

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 2

In part one of this blog series, I touched upon the enormous opportunity holiday season presents for any internet retailer. While this all sounds like great news for e-retailers, the holiday season comes with its own set of challenges. Even though customer spend and traffic … [Read more...]

This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 1

This is Part 1 of a multi-part blog series intended to provide you with information you need to succeed during the upcoming holiday season. So just sit tight and follow this series for tips you can put to use immediately to help ensure you avoid glitches this holiday season. … [Read more...]