Shopping Cart Testing: Increase Performance and Completion

If we want people to buy things from us, we need to make that process as easy as possible. Sound obvious? It should be. But - for our US readers - have you ever tried to buy a car? Was it easy, pleasant or simple? Based on our experience, the answer to that is a resounding “no.” You’d think that anyone running any business would want to make the buying process as easy as possible, since (obviousness alert) you need buyers in order to have business revenue.

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Load Testing WordPress Sites: Plugin Testing

WordPress is great because it’s flexible, extensible, and can be lightweight. Why “*can* be lightweight?” Because its flexibility and extensibility - its greatest strengths - can be WordPress’ greatest weakness.

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About the Role of Recording in Performance Testing

I was invited to elaborate my position on recording in performance testing. Originally the discussion started as a comment to Ragnar Lönn's post Open Source Load Testing Tool Review published here earlier.

Then the discussion moved to my post The Role of Recording in Load Testing Tools.

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Mobile vs Desktop: Where to Focus Your Development

In some areas, it’s easy to choose between focusing development resources on mobile apps (and mobile-friendly sites) vs. desktop apps and websites. Not so in e-commerce. The landscape is surprisingly complex, but some new research helps guide your decisions.

We recently shared some insights from the recent Comscore research update (State of the US Online Retail Economy in Q4 2017), and this same research provides some insights for e-commerce professionals (like you).

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Effective Load Testing with User Needs/Challenges Planning

Oh, do we love getting into the details of performance testing. We love finding out what little bit of code, what configuration setting, what hardware-issue-we-can-blame-on-the-IT-guys is causing our performance bottleneck.

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Video: How to interpret your load testing results

Check out this webinar where we describe the most common patterns to follow when looking at results. We cover some other tips and tricks you can do to get the most out of your load testing results!

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Are You Who This Developer Survey Says You Are?

Like any developers, we like to think we know our customers and our ultimate users. The tricky part: our customers are developers like us. So when we see developer research, we think, “Can this be true? Does this really reflect our customers?”

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Performance Testing vs Performance Monitoring

We’re all about performance testing here, and we love to empower developers to intelligently build apps with performance in mind. But performance testing isn’t enough: it works hand-in-hand with performance monitoring. Here’s how.

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Why Load Testing Should Be Both Consistent and Continuous

You’re committed to load testing because you’re convinced of its benefits. But are you load testing both consistently and continuously?

Both are important, and both deliver results. Those results not only optimize your app’s performance - but can catch job-threatening performance issues early in development. Let’s talk about them individually.

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Ecommerce Growth Up 20%: Keep Load Testing

We might all be breathing a sigh of relief. We survived the holiday shopping season, and what most of us consider the peak ecommerce season.

Don’t believe it. We’re all professionals, and there’s no time to rest, it turns out. Our reminder: keep load testing because ecommerce continues to increase.

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