Load Testing Execution Phase 3: Continuous Delivery

In the first installment of this mini-series, we outlined how you efficiently prepare for performance testing. In the previous article, we got into the nitty gritty of what tests to run, and how to run them.

The final step toward ensuring you’re shipping high-performance applications and websites is to continuously test throughout your software development lifecycle.

If you’re a DevOps-minded organization that’s already working with Continuous Delivery and Continuous Integration (CD/CI) tools, then you’re off to a great start.

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Performance Testing Vs. Performance Tuning

Performance testing is often mistaken for performance tuning. The two are related, but they are certainly not the same thing. To see what these differences are, let’s look at a quick analogy.

Most governments mandate that you bring your vehicles to the workshop for an inspection once a year. This is to ensure that your car meets the minimum safety standards that have been set to ensure it is safe for road use.

A website performance test can be likened to a yearly inspection — It ensures that your website isn’t performing terribly and should perform reasonably well under most circumstances.

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The Road to Microservices: Part 2

In part one of this series, we started defining the problem we are solving. Essentially, we are trying to leverage Docker and DevOps tools to ensure our decentralized team can release faster and with less centralized synchronisation. Before we dive into software choices, we have to talk about the elephant in the room.

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The Road to Microservices: Part 1

Tl;dr — Load Impact is growing, and one of the challenges with growth is making sure your infrastructure and development cycle mature with that success. This is Part 1 of our series, “The Road to Microservices.” Here’s what we’ll cover:

  • Why we decided to make the change to a microservice-oriented approach
  • We’re switching to Docker! (Isn’t everyone, at this point?)
  • What we expect to get out of these changes
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Learn About Docker, Performance Testing, API Development and More at Fareoffice Hackathon

One of our favorite aspects of working in performance and load testing is that we have the privilege of working with great companies across every industry.

Every so often we make contact with a user who’s not only building great products with great success, but someone who really understands the value of DevOps and Continuous Testing.

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Achieving Agility Through a Continuous Delivery Culture

"What if your customer calls and requests the release of your product tomorrow? Are you in a position to fulfill such a request in a few hours?" — That's a great question from Janani Rasanjali Liyanage of Scrum Alliance.

Continuous Delivery has been one of the cornerstones of software innovation ...

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The Importance of Automation and DevOps

This blog post was written in partnership with BigPanda, a data science cure for IT alert overload.

In the past, code changes were deployed through a waterfall framework where code was written, tested and pushed to production about once every quarter.

Today, we have the massively popular solutions Jenkins and Chef that have greatly sped up the software development lifecycle.

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Challenges and Best Practices for Database Continuous Delivery

This Slideshare from Mark Warren of Perforce and Yaniv Yehuda of DBmaestro is a great illustration of how several companies are shifting to Continuous Delivery in their web and application development, but the majority of those companies are not properly instituting CD practices for their databases.

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Fast Track Continuous Integration Efforts Today

Development teams and pretty much everyone else in IT is aware of Continuous Integration (CI). This is really where the journey to Continuous Delivery and a full-blown DevOps organization begin.

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