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...]

How Long Is A Mile On The Internet?

If you’ve got a website, chances are good you want to not only know how it’s performing, but optimize it as well. Both of those objectives can be achieved by monitoring your website synthetically using one of the many tools available, but with so many options you might not … [Read more...]

Users Like Cool Stuff, But Will They Wait For It?

I just finished reading RadWare’s new report on Page Speed and Web Performance.  Their analysis shows how performance relates to how web pages are built and delivered.  Surprisingly, what they found was that despite the known effect performance has on web page conversions … [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 3

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...]

Holiday Season Shopping Cart Abandonment: The Global Website Performance Epidemic

  Holiday-Season-Shopping-Cart-Abandonment-the-eCommerce-Web-Performance-Epidemic from SmartBear   Here we are again. It’s that time we prep for all year—making sure our website performance is optimized for holiday revenue, and watching our calories to … [Read more...]

Perfecto Mobile Monitoring Powered by SmartBear

SmartBear and Perfecto Mobile have announced a joint partnership. We have developed an integrated solution MobileCloud Monitoring , powered by SmartBear, to provide testing and monitoring for native mobile applications. Let me take you through what we’ve done. Perfecto … [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...]

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

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

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...]