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This Holiday Season Help Your Website Achieve Peak Performance – Part 2

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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

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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...]

On the Reusability of Test Scripts

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Automating your testing efforts is paramount to agile and expedient software delivery. However, the implementation details of automating tests diverge very quickly down paths defined by what level of testing you’re performing. Developers have unit tests in IDEs, QA testers … [Read more...]

Forest from the Trees: Export Your Load Testing Data!

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Load tests, unlike front-end performance monitoring, are snapshots of performance at a particular time under specific conditions. Like front-end performance, many factors go in to execution and useful analysis of load testing results. But performance data under load and … [Read more...]

Announcing Our New Podcast Channel: SmartBear on Air

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The SmartBear team is happy to announce the launch of our brand new podcast channel, SmartBear on Air. We know that sometimes it’s more fun and more informative to listen to a conversation than read yet another blog post. And that's exactly why we’ve launched this channel … [Read more...]

Using Load Tests to Validate Assumptions

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In business, it’s always a refreshing moment when you find an unsolicited endorsement of your products or services. At SmartBear, we were thrilled to be mentioned in University of Notre Dame’s DevOps blog and to find that LoadUIWeb, our load testing tool for Web … [Read more...]

My TestBash Hangover Remedy – A Recap

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I've returned from TestBash 3, a “one day affordable software testing conference in Brighton on Friday March 28th 2014.” I have to say it was, without a doubt, the highest quality, content rich, energetic, lively, best attended, most educational and fun one day testing event … [Read more...]

Load Testing for Mobile Devices

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Performance testing on mobile devices, applications, and Web content is by no means a new phenomenon. Even so, the truth is that we still need to know how well our apps and sites perform in production environments before that inevitable slow down or downtime occurs. One … [Read more...]

Breaking it Down with Scott Barber: How Ellen Degeneres Broke Twitter

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Welcome to Breaking It  Down with Scott Barber. Each month we will  recap a software quality issue that broke our apps and made the news. Performance expert Scott Barber dissects the incident and provides some important insights on how you can prevent the same issue from … [Read more...]

The Performance Mindset: The Messages Have Been Received

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Some related messages that we performance testers have been communicating for a few years might finally be getting heard!  The most prominent of those messages being: Test early, test often Performance testing is not an event, it is a process Integrate performance … [Read more...]