Now's the time when you are coming down to the wire on making sure that your e-commerce website is ready for the holiday rush. It's t-minus 66 days until Black Friday and even fewer days until the beginning of "Black Friday week," when many online retailers will start their sales.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
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.
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.