5 Reasons Why Scripting is Critical for Realistic Load Testing

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A question that I have been asked countless times in my career has been, “Does your product/service have an API or scripting language?” Sometimes it’s just a developer in the back of the room trying to look smart, other times there might actually be a legitimate business reason for an extensible architecture. In the case … Read more

Can Real User Monitoring (RUM) and Synthetic Testing Coexist?

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Does Real User Monitoring eliminate the need for synthetic testing and monitoring? Not for environments where scalability and resilience to load are just as important as end-user experience. The two approaches come at slightly different problems and generate different types of data but also have some overlap which may cause confusion with IT staff when … Read more

Load Testing the Scalability of Your App & Infrastructure

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— EnderTech is an ultra-talented team that designs and develops websites, apps, databases and other Internet solutions that help build new businesses and improve upon existing ones. Here’s why they choose Load Impact for their load and performance testing — When you’re building complex web applications that need to support hundreds, or thousands, or hundreds of thousands … Read more

When Version Release & Marketing Campaigns Collide (Performance Testing Case Study)

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Brille24 is Germany’s leading online-optician with customers in more than 115 countries around the world. They offer a wide range of glasses of that can be purchased via their e-commerce website. Brille24 used Load Impact to verify that their new e-commerce platform could handle their existing traffic level of 2,500 concurrent users. Testing helped them identify and fix performance-related problems … Read more

WordPress Bare Metal vs WordPress Docker Performance Comparison

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Performance is paramount in today’s website world. Google has also included Website Performance as another key criteria in the search rank algorithm it uses (source). Every decision we make regarding our website either affects performance, flexibility, or both. So how can we combine performance and flexibility? Docker! Docker is a new service which allows you to … Read more

How Load Testing Brings Developers & Marketers Together

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Marketers and developers have often had somewhat of a contentious relationship. However, in the advent of cloud computing and a reliance on data-driven decision making, marketers and developers are required to work together and help each other like never before. One of the most unexpected convergence points for these two groups is when and how to do … Read more

WordPress Performance Comparison: Shared Hosting -vs- Digital Ocean

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This post was originally posted by Brian Christner on his blog. Brian is an American living in beautiful Switzerland. He is the Swiss Army knife of cloud computing specializing in Linux, Docker, IaaS, PaaS, or anything with a .io domain name. He enjoys riding his motorcycle, the outdoors, and open source projects. Follow Brian on his blog or connect … Read more

Black Friday Recap: Winners, Losers and Top Takeaways

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2014’s holiday shopping season went into high gear this past weekend with thanksgiving day and black Friday showing strong growth over last year.  IBM released their annual report with some interesting statistics which should prove helpful in planning for future e-commerce spending. The trends for 2014 included some of the following highlights: Mobile trumped desktop for the … Read more