Many businesses run on a calendar fiscal year. And even those that don’t often budget quarterly. No matter how your business is organized, you’re likely looking at getting some spending done before the end of the quarter. Here are a few ideas based on our experience in optimizing performance.
We’re in the thick of the heaviest traffic season for many sites and apps. Autumn through the end of the year often brings major traffic spikes, be they from Singles Day, Black Friday, or other seasonal retail peaks. But no matter when your site’s traffic peaks, there’s one big pitfall you need to avoid:
Don’t stop testing after your peak traffic period.
It’s one of our most commonly asked questions: what about CI integrations for performance testing? The short answer is simple: we have them, you should have them, and you should make sure you’ve implemented them.
Finally! Your site has hit the big time and your traffic is off the charts. Congratulations: is your site performance up to the task? Here’s a case where “be careful what you wish for” rings true: when that traffic rush hits, the best way to prevent disaster is with performance testing.
When should you plan for that traffic rush? Now. Start today.
As Viach Kakovskyi (@BackendandBBQ) stated in his blog post "If you do not have time to write tests today - you will find the time for fixing bugs Friday’s night". In other words, to establish solid reliability in production tomorrow we need to invest our time today.
It’s looming quickly on the horizon: that Q4 rush, the one-two punch of Black Friday and Cyber Monday. Even though Q4 approaches quickly, you’ve been tuning your site for months to get it to peak performance. For this last-minute tuning, we offer a few tips for an ecommerce performance testing checklist to help you get the most out of the final sprint.
Building a continuous load test might seem intimidating, but it’s not. You may think continuous load tests entail extensive integration, finicky server setup, detailed custom scripts, and a lot of annoyance mixed with caffeine and long hours.
For an e-commerce site, performance is key, especially during peak traffic periods. We often talk about preparing for Black Friday and Cyber Monday as traffic peaks. But realistically, those days aren’t the only days where traffic peaks.
Your site’s performance directly affects your company’s bottom line. You can lower shopping cart abandonment when your site has better performance. And better performance directly results in more conversions and lower bounce rates. Check out these statistics.