Why Developers Insist on Being Measured on Software Performance

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.

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When should I start load testing?

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.

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How to get started load testing your API from a template

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.

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Make Your Load Tests More Realistic

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.

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Don’t Overlook B2B Performance

When we talk about load testing, it’s easy to focus on consumer e-commerce. It’s convenient for examples, and we can all think of straightforward ways load testing might benefit during peak seasons like Black Friday. But you, as a developer, are doing yourself and your company a disservice if you’re focusing entirely on your consumer customer experience. Don’t overlook your B2B (business-to-business) performance as well.

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We recommend: A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps, by Katrina Clokie

A Practical Guide to Testing in DevOps offers direction and advice to anyone involved in testing in a DevOps environment.

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Load Testing, Performance Testing, Stress Testing

No matter how experienced you are, it’s easy to get terms mixed, confused, and misunderstood. To help, we’ve prepared this brief primer on performance testing vs stress testing to define these common terms (and a few others). You may still hear some of these terms used interchangeably, but at least now you have ammunition to correct others when you’re feeling pedantic. <grin> Let’s start with load testing.

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Load Testing with Load Impact using Jenkins

Load Impact integrates nicely with Jenkins, a leading continuous delivery and integration automation platform. Using our robust and extensible APIs you can integrate Load Impact’s world-leading performance testing platform into your automated Jenkins pipeline build and test process. 

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Regular Checkups Ensure Healthy Site Performance

As with people, regular checkups can ensure your site’s healthy performance. You’re more likely to find small issues before they become big problems when you consistently perform site performance checkups.

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