During Super Bowl XLVII, Coca Cola, Axe, Sodastream, Calvin Klein had their hands full. Not so much serving online visitors as running around looking for quick fixes for their crashed websites. As reported by Yottaa.com, no fewer than 13 of the companies that ran ads during that Super Bowl saw their websites crash just as they needed them the most.
This is the third of a series of posts describing the different types of web performance testing. In the first post, we gave an overview of what load testing is about and the different types of load tests available. Our second post gave an introduction to load testing in general, and described what a basic ramp-up schedule would look like.