Pitfalls of Script-Based API Load Testing

Think Thrice Before Committing to a Script-Based Solution for API Load Testing If functional testing is the first step towards API quality, then load testing is the second. Yet, even though it’s the next logical step, teams testing APIs often struggle with the transition. … [Read more...]

Mad About March Madness? Performance Issues off the Court

One hour before March Madness is about to begin, the CBS Sports app crashes. Per Twitter, college basketball fans across the country are freaking out, trying to get their last minute bracket changes completed before the first game begins. Millions of fans around the world … [Read more...]

Four Best Practices for Agile API Load Testing

One important organizational point of Agile API delivery is the concept of a team producing a usable version – which should result in the improved alignment of development, QA, and technical operations teams. Perhaps an even larger benefit of Agile is that it allows teams to … [Read more...]

It’s 2016, And We Need to Talk About Load Testing

Load testing has been around for many years, but every year we still see textbook load testing failures that make us wonder: “Do we still need to talk about load testing basics?” Every time a high profile website crashes due to overwhelming traffic, the discussion … [Read more...]

Don’t Fool Yourself: Load Testing APIs and Scale

A typical web application uses a combination of local code and external services. Not only is adding a Twitter feed to your application’s interface cheap and easy, but using Facebook or Google for login can actually accelerate development by utilizing existing … [Read more...]

Why Organizations Still Fail to Load Test in 2016

Over the last decade, the importance of load testing has skyrocketed. What was once a simple pre-deployment exercise to ensure a web application could handle the load of multiple users has become an intrinsic part of software development — and software … [Read more...]

Announcing LoadComplete 4.0: A More Efficient Way to Create, Execute, and Analyze Comprehensive Load Tests

Irrespective of industry, your website, web apps, and mobile apps are absolutely critical to your organization’s success. Poor performance in your applications can directly impact sales, hurt customer engagement, and damage the brand equity you’ve worked hard to build. … [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...]