How Micron’s Automata Promises to Improve Parallel Processing

The most common application for Micron’ new chip might be Big Data, but it can be used anywhere a complex or unstructured data stream needs analysis. Micron Technology is not the first company that comes to mind when you think CPUs. Perhaps it’s not even the third or … [Read more...]

Why Load Test?

Do you know, right at this moment, how much traffic your site can handle? How many more daily users could you app actually handle? Are you really hitting the response times that you're promising your customers in your SLA? The most obvious benefit of load testing is … [Read more...]

The Half-Life of Innovation

New products hit the market faster than businesses can consume them, forcing IT executives and business managers to set priorities. If policies are too rigid, competitiveness may suffer. If policies are overly agile, precious IT resources may be spent on the wrong solutions. … [Read more...]

Load Testing 101: Essential Tips for Developers and Testers

  You’ve worked hard developing your Web application. Maybe it’s nothing pioneering, but is one of the millions of unsung software heroes that make our lives function everyday. Then again, maybe it will change the world. Either way, you know you need to test it … [Read more...]

GeekSpeak with Scott Barber: Rob Sabourin [Special Edition]

People always seem to be asking me if I still learn things at software events after having attended over a hundred in the past decade. And they almost always seem surprised to hear that I do still get things from sessions (though admittedly, very often it’s not what the … [Read more...]

How To Determine Your Virtual User Quota

So you've decided that it's time to load test your website or app? Awesome. There are a probably a handful of questions that are swirling around your head as you prepare to do some performance testing. What metrics do I need to get out of the test? Do I want to test … [Read more...]

The Standards Wars and the Sausage Factory

Standards-making is like sausage making. You need it, but it's ugly. Yet the standards process is the necessary evil behind every technology we rely on. On August 6, 1890, William Kemmler became a victim of an early technology standards war. In the 1880s, the … [Read more...]

GeekSpeak with Scott Barber: Rosie Sherry

People always seem to be asking me if I still learn things at software events after having attended over a hundred in the past decade. And they almost always seem surprised to hear that I do still get things from sessions (though admittedly, very often it’s not what the … [Read more...]

When You Get a Job Counteroffer: Should You Stay or Should You Go?

You got a job offer, you gave your notice, you’re psyched to pack up your coffee mug and launch your glittery new gig. But wait! Your boss muddles everything by offering you a counteroffer that you can’t possibly refuse! How do you figure out whether to jump ship or keep … [Read more...]

Beyond Load Testing: From Performance Testing to Performance Engineering

If you’ve ever taken a train across the northern route of the U.S., you probably spent your time soaking in the beauty of the countryside and wondering at the odd little towns, never once thinking about the possibility of colliding with another train or that a career in … [Read more...]