3 Steps To Avoid Service Level (Dis)agreements

You ask a friend to ‘check’ on your dog while you’re away. Obliging, your friend goes to your house, rings the doorbell to listen for a bark and then returns to their car. However, when you made the request you really wanted your friend to go into the house for a bit, make … [Read more...]

Software Performance And Customer Satisfaction

How Do Your Customers Feel About Your App? Performance monitoring essentially is trying to answer the question, "Is everyone happy?" Or "relatively happy." Or how many people are unhappy right now… When you monitor your web applications you may have several tools each with … [Read more...]

When Customers Catch the Bugs – Latest Apple iOS 8 Release has Users Angry

In the latest release of iOS 8.3, Apple promised to fix bugs that users have experienced since the iOS 8 release in September, eight months ago. Unfortunately in this latest release, a bug fix doesn’t seem to be in the near future for the collective. It’s become my … [Read more...]

Up/Down Monitoring Isn’t Enough For Your Business

Up/down monitoring won’t help your business Businesses run on applications, and to keep your business running optimally, you must be monitoring those web applications.  The end users of your apps expect a certain level of performance, and if that expectation isn’t met, … [Read more...]

WebRTC and Its Impact on Testing

Web Real Time Communications (WebRTC) is changing the way we have traditionally communicated and collaborated. To be specific, the technology allows developers to embed voice, data, instant messaging, and video into web browsers, thereby providing easier and far efficient … [Read more...]

Performance Monitoring Will Need to Join the Crowd

A number of applications or apps have been developed that rely on crowd-sourcing to work. It’s a change in architecture that is a natural progression of the current state of the art of software development and delivery; by component architecture on distributed infrastructure … [Read more...]

One Dress, Two Llamas, FREE Performance Monitoring and the Future of the Internet

I wonder how many bored or stressed people out there were thinking to themselves, “I’ll never make it to the weeken—” just as they scrolled down to see the interweb gods had blessed our newsfeeds with the “Llamas on the Lam” story last Thursday afternoon. It’s fun to imagine … [Read more...]

Testing the Internet of Things

The mobile revolution flipped testing on its side. Suddenly teams and testers had to think about connectivity in new ways: power sources, the impact of touch technology, system interruptions, bandwidth, and dropped connections. Then came the collaborative revolution and … [Read more...]

How to Turn a SoapUI NG Pro Test into an API Production Monitor

At SmartBear, we know that ensuring API quality is absolutely critical in modern software delivery— we are after all, the creators of SoapUI NG, the #1 API testing tool in the world. As the creators of the industry-leading performance monitoring solution, AlertSite UXM, we … [Read more...]

What Windows 10 Means for Testers

Microsoft today unveiled their latest operating system, Windows 10. We quickly put a list of top features that could be essential to testing applications operating on this new version. One Platform Across All Devices The Windows 10 operating system works across … [Read more...]