It's Load Testing Season

Posted by Load Impact on Sep 1, 2015


What did you get your application and infrastructure for Load Testing Season?

October is here, and that means “Load Testing Season” is upon us.

While Load Testing Season isn’t as celebrated as Labor Day, Halloween, Thanksgiving, Black Friday or Christmas, it’s overriding importance in the world of e-commerce is inarguable.

You haven’t heard of ‘Load Testing Season’?

Well, that’s because we just made it up — but we’ll explain what it is and why it’s important.

The e-commerce world is about to be slammed with an influx of shoppers. That’s because people and companies are buying Christmas presents, gadgets, furniture marked down for seasonal sales, and pretty much anything else they can find room for in their end-of-year budget.

Should you celebrate Load Testing Season?

Let’s say you’re selling something on your e-commerce website, and you have an awesome sale that’s going to make consumers very happy. Well, you’d better be prepared for your application and infrastructure to be rocked with eager shoppers clicking away to snag your amazing deals.

The only way to truly be prepared for that is by load testing your application, and not only can you do that with Load Impact’s software, but you can engage one of our experts who can help you prepare, help you analyze your results and suggest optimizations that get you ready to make some serious holiday money.

Check out our Methodology here, and you’ll get an idea of how you can plan and execute your test and how we can help.

Shouldn’t Load Testing Season be year-round?

We certainly think so, especially if you’re a development team who is constantly deploying new software. Load Impact is powered by a lot of really smart DevOps teams who use our service all year to make sure changes to their app and infrastructure don’t negatively impact performance, and we’re grateful for that!

But the fact is there are still a lot of companies who only load test before a compelling event — like a Labor Day or Black Friday sale.

That’s fine with us, but we think your life might be easier if you continuously test your application, and maybe you should give it a try.

What gifts do you receive during Load Testing Season?

The best present you’ll receive throughout Load Testing Season is economic peace of mind — which is way better than a new tablet or smartphone, if you ask us.

Protecting your application with load testing means your sale will go off without a hitch, and that will result in more sales, happy customers and a better chance shoppers will return the next time they’re ready to make an online purchase.

Don’t be one of the companies who deals with a backlash of customers on social media screaming that your website doesn’t work.

Be like our friends at ROKKAN, who had the foresight to load test their client’s application with us before their Super Bowl advertisement.

So, we wish you a Happy Load Testing Season, and we’ll be here all year to assist with your performance and load testing needs, so reach out anytime.

Celebrate Load Testing Season in style by joining us at Velocity NY Oct. 12-14 in New York. Load Impact founder Ragnar Lonn will be outlining the performance impact of HTTP/2, and if you purchase your pass using the promo code RAGNAR20 you’ll get 20 percent off your ticket, and we’ll send you a free Load Impact T-Shirt.

Topics: Load Testing Season, Velocity NY, Performance testing, load impact, methodology, e-commerce, news, Load Testing

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