Webinar Recording: Performance testing in the cloud

Performance testing is an essential part of today's DevOps workflows. It requires the capability to run load tests both locally and in the cloud to address different users' needs at different stages of the software development cycle. Local testing for developers early in the development cycle. Cloud testing for developers and QA teams that need to run much larger tests later in the dev cycle.

Cloud execution services free you from having to maintain your own load generation infrastructure. Watch this webinar to learn how you can run performance tests in the cloud using the open source load testing tool - k6.

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Load Testing Metrics and Tips

If you’ve read our load testing metrics and tips in other articles, you might have some ideas about ideal numbers and strategies.

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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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Test Talk Podcast: Lowering Performance Testing Barriers Using k6

Be sure to check out this Test Talk podcast hosted by Joe Colantonio. Joe speaks with Robin Gustafsson, CTO of Load Impact, about lowering the barriers for performance testing, to make it much easier for developers to test early in the development cycle. Robin talks about k6, the open source load testing tool that was built to be "developer centric."

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Webinar: Performance testing in the cloud

Performance testing is an essential part of today's DevOps workflows. It requires the capability to run load tests both locally and in the cloud to address different users' needs at different stages of the software development cycle. Local testing for developers early in the development cycle. Cloud testing for developers and QA teams that need to run much larger tests later in the dev cycle.

Cloud execution services free you from having to maintain your own load generation infrastructure. Attend this webinar to learn how you can run performance tests in the cloud using the open source load testing tool - k6.

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Insights from Recent State of DevOps Reports

I've recently reviewed three State of DevOps reports from the past year, one from InterOp and two from Puppet-- the 2017 State of DevOps Report and the State of DevOps Market Segmentation Report. Here are a few excerpts and insights from these reports, particularly as they pertain to software performance testing as part of a DevOps environment.

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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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