If You Don’t Test Your Software, Your Users Will

We think you should test your code for not only function but performance. We’re not alone, and we loved this article we came across recently by Thiago Duarte. Called “7 Things I Learned That Made Me a Better Programmer,” Duarte tells some great stories and shares great tips.

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Quick How-To: Choosing Your Load Test Size

You’re ready to run your load test, you’ve recorded a script, and you know what you want to test.

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Understanding Test URL Status Codes to Track Performance

Congratulations: you’ve run a few LoadImpact load tests and you’re anxiously poring over the results. You’ve probably already gained a few insights about what you might improve. You’ve seen some areas you want to explore further. And you’ve found some mysterious status codes in the URLs tab on the test results page.

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Ready for FIFA-world-cup-2018? What the performance graphs mean.

Prepare for your upcoming traffic peaks - like FIFA World Cup 2018

Is your site ready for peak traffic? How can you prepare for your upcoming traffic peaks? It’s more than just Black Friday and Cyber Monday for many businesses. In fact, one of the busiest traffic periods is coming up: FIFA World Cup 2018. (More about it later.)

No matter what’s coming your way, we want you to be planning for your peak traffic times. And we also recommend load testing.

If you’re not doing it already, load test now before these traffic peaks hit.

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Webinar: How to Manage Dynamic Values in Your Load Tests

Tl;dr — We’re hosting a webinar at 1 p.m. EST June 15: “How to Manage Dynamic Values in Your Load Tests.”

  • In order to create the most realistic user scenarios possible, you need to include dynamic values
  • This webinar will be about an hour long and include a Q-and-A
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Performance Testing Comparison: WordPress Bare Metal vs WordPress Docker

Performance is paramount in today’s website world. Google has also included Website Performance as another key criteria in the search rank algorithm it uses (source).

Every decision we make regarding our website either affects performance, flexibility, or both.

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Detect server side problems using Nagios plugins and the Load Impact Server Metrics Agent

Just recently we launched our cloud-based Server Metrics Agent - a function that allows you to collect information about what's happening internally on your servers while your website or -application is being load tested. Installing the Server Metrics agent on one of your machines will immediately let you see how much CPU, memory and network bandwidth the server is using throughout the load test.

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