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You Need a Mobile Testing Strategy - Whether or Not You Have a Mobile App You're walking down the street. You see something interesting, and you want to know more about it. What do you do? Do you wait until you get home, open up your laptop, and type "google.com" into your search bar? No, of course not. You probably whip out your phone and go to the app store to see if there is an appropriate mobile app you can download, right? Wrong again. You search on your phone. Overall, more and more users are heading straight to their phones when they want to buy something, access quick information, or learn more about products and services. It's happening on busy streets, in malls, at work, and on couches. Put simply: if you have a website, you've got mobile users. But do you test your mobile website experience? Unfortunately, many companies make one of the following mistakes: ... (more)

Even Netflix Goes Down Once in a While By @Neotys | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

Even Chaos Generating Netflix Goes Down Once in a While Where were you on February 3, 2015 at 3:40 p.m. PST? Snowed in? Desperately trying to refresh Netflix? If so, you weren't alone. It turns out even best and biggest companies experience failure from time to time. Despite the success of their Chaos Monkey approach to operations, the Internet streaming media provider experienced an outage for a little over an hour. Responses from users ranged from outrage to well, hysteria. You can read more about the media frenzy and see how the masses took to twitter to discuss here. All was ... (more)

Performance Testing for Wearables By @Neotys | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Performance Testing for Wearables, Smartwatches, and Fitness Trackers Last year, I made my first wearable purchase on a whim - a Vivofit wristband tracker. I had heard mixed reviews about a lot of wearables. A former roommate's rant about his always-broken wearable was permanently etched in my mind. Would my case be different? Well, as it turned out, I liked the Vivofit but just couldn't get it to sync with my iPhone properly, so I had to return it. It makes you think - is the wearables market ready for prime time? This week's post is about the trials and tribulations of companie... (more)

Death, Taxes & Performance Testing By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Life's Certainties: Death, Taxes and Performance Testing This year I filed my taxes using a popular online web tax service and started to wonder how many other people were using the same services to do their taxes. There had to be millions. I looked it up - and according to the IRS over 80% of the 150 million tax returns that will be filed this year are expected to come in electronically. About a third of them - or 45 to 50 million - are self-prepared, online submissions from people like me. It is hard to comprehend just how quickly the companies who provide these services (Turbo... (more)

Five Ways to Mitigate the Risks of TiP By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Don’t Freak Out! Five Ways to Mitigate the Risks of TiP If there is one thing we know for sure, it is that it's extremely difficult to accurately reproduce a production environment for QA purposes. That's why there is such a natural pull in the direction of Testing in Production (TiP), in which testing is done within the live environment where real users are actively engaged in the product. There are many benefits to using the production system as a means to conduct QA, but it can be stressful for an organization that isn't well-versed in the practice. Oftentimes, the risks of Ti... (more)