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.
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!
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?”
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.
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.
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.
How do you set your performance metrics for your personal performance reviews? What do other developers do? Turns out, most prefer two performance-related metrics.
Every organization, every team, is a little bit different. Your personal job performance metrics might be different from your colleague’s, or your friend’s at another company.
Realism is a good goal, but don't lose sight of the trade-offs. If you wait to test until you have a perfect simulation, you'll miss opportunities to fix problems. Look for ways to start with simple testing instead, and then build up to more complex simulations.
It’s important to perform API Performance Testing. In this article, we’ll review our simple strategy for getting started and give you a template or sample script for your JSON API.
Testing, by its nature, isn’t the real world. Still, you can make your load tests more realistic. Besides following our general advice about better load tests - like using the LoadImpact plugin for Google Chrome to record user scripts that emulate frequently-used features - we’d like to suggest another tips that might make your tests even better.