Load Impact Performance Thresholds

Tl;dr — More Load Impact customers than ever are continuously running load tests. In response, we’ve just shipped our “Performance Thresholds” feature. Now, engineers set Pass/Fail metrics for their scheduled tests in order to hone in on the data that’s most important to them. Here’s how we think that helps you:

  • The binary status of Pass/Fail metrics is great for automated Continuous Integration flows
  • Set thresholds for VU load time, page load time or any of your custom metrics
  • Know right away if a test passed or failed your expectations
  • Configure tests to abort when a metric fails and avoid completely crashing your application
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iPhone 5 - is Apple ready for it, part 2

It is now about 2 hours after the iPhone 5 was revealed. Apple Store has reopened after being taken offline to get updated with new content.

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2.0 Highlights

Load Impact 2.0 was released at the end of October (27th). The first few days after release were pretty chaotic, with lots of minor issues and some major ones, but having been involved in many big releases during my career I have to say that this one went pretty well actually. The system was up and functional most of the time, the first few days post-release, and that isn't bad at all :-)

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