Webinar recording: Website Load Testing Lessons Learned - Bluestem Brands Case Study

Watch this Load Impact webinar to hear from Michael Miranda, QA Engineer at Bluestem Brands. Bluestem is the parent company for 13 E-commerce retail brands. They get more than 160 million website visits per year! Load testing has been an important part of their QA process for many years. Michael will share best practices and lessons learned from load testing their E-commerce websites.

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Webinar: Website Load Testing Lessons Learned - Bluestem Brands Case Study

Attend this Load Impact webinar to hear from Michael Miranda, QA Engineer at Bluestem Brands. Bluestem is the parent company for 13 E-commerce retail brands. They get more than 160 million website visits per year! Load testing has been an important part of their QA process for many years. Michael will share best practices and lessons learned from load testing their E-commerce websites.

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Load Testing Strategies

Strategy around your load tests is as important as the tactics and execution. While one might debate the best comprehensive strategies, here we’ll share a couple of key ideas that can help you no matter what type of project you’re load testing.

Troubleshooting: Change only one variable

Because today’s apps are more complex than ever, sometimes it’s hard to pinpoint a particular bottleneck or performance problem.

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When You Should Load Test a New Project

We talk a lot about continuous and consistent load testing for your ongoing projects. (Continuous load testing means you integrate it into your continuous integration pipelines; consistent means you always do it.) What we don’t talk about as much is when you should be load testing your new projects - not your ongoing ones.

Let’s say you’re starting a new project. When is the right time to start load testing? And how can you build your project so it’s the most friendly to load testing? Here are a few tips.

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2018 Predictions: More Need for Load Testing

What’s going on in the world of testing?

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Using k6 HAR converter to record sessions

With the new k6 HAR converter, it is dead simple to use a browser to record a user session and then let k6 replay it in a load test. This article describes the HAR converter feature and how you can use it.

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We recommend: A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps, by Katrina Clokie

A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps offers direction and advice to anyone involved in testing in a DevOps environment.

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Load Testing, Performance Testing, Stress Testing

No matter how experienced you are, it’s easy to get terms mixed, confused, and misunderstood. To help, we’ve prepared this brief primer on performance testing vs stress testing to define these common terms (and a few others). You may still hear some of these terms used interchangeably, but at least now you have ammunition to correct others when you’re feeling pedantic. <grin> Let’s start with load testing.

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Why Hope is Not a Strategy

Internet giants sometimes approach testing differently than the rest of the world should. For example, in a recent Bloomberg BusinessWeek article, Alibaba Cloud senior product manager He Yunfei talks about Singles Day as the ultimate load test, basically. “We use it as a drill. It sharpens us,” he says, according to the article.

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