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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...]

3 Takeaways from Velocity New York 2014 (and What this Means for APM Solutions)

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While exhibiting with the SmartBear AlertSite UXM team in Velocity last week, I managed to skip away from the booth quite a bit to squeeze in as many sessions as possible. The more sessions I attended, the more some common themes started materializing. The three themes that … [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...]

[Video Interview] DevOps Days Boston 2014: Experts Share Trends and Takeaways

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  Last week we had the opportunity to hang out with some really awesome people and industry experts at the DevOps Days Event held at the Microsoft N.E.R.D Center right in our backyard here in Boston. A couple of those awesome experts included Trevor Parsons, … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 2 Retrospective

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A day after taking a deep dive into the art of performance testing, I was curious to explore some of the intellectual underpinnings surrounding the craft. After all, if one assumes testing is more than just a predefined series of motions designed to accomplish a specific … [Read more...]

CAST 2014 – Day 1 Retrospective

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A small contingent of SmartBears are down in the heart of New York attending CAST 2014 - the annual meeting of The Association for Software Testing. A sold-out crowd of about 250 testers from around the world have piled into the Kimmel Center, right in the middle of … [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...]

Best Practices of Context-Driven Testing

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First of all, before anyone’s head explodes, let me explain what I mean by “Best Practices.” I know that, particularly in the realm of context-driven testing, this term is looked upon as a major misnomer that is only spewed by the ignorant and uneducated. But I don’t think … [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...]

Introducing SmartBear’s STAREAST 2014 Roster

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Five members of the SmartBear family are packing their sunglasses and bathing suits in preparation for to the STAREAST conference in sunny Orlando, Florida next week. In addition to attending and leading conference sessions, we’ll be in the Expo Hall (Booth #40) where our … [Read more...]