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Falling beneath the umbrella of performance testing, both load and stress testing play an important role in assessing the availability and performance of your web or mobile applications under expected and extreme load. While the terms "stress testing" and "load testing" may be used interchangeably within a testing team or organization, the two differ when it comes to their definitions and purpose. Stress Testing vs. Load Testing Load Testing: A performance-related testing process that places simulated demand on software, web or mobile applications in order to measure responses and systems' behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions. Its purpose: Providing insight into your application and system's behavior under expected load conditions. Stress Testing: A testing process designed to push an application's environment to its breaking point so that Q... (more)

Why Software Testers Should Strive to Go Unnoticed | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps

Ah, the plight of software testers - destined to crank away behind the scenes ensuring all runs smoothly. Unlike musical conductors who command the spotlight while overseeing the performance of a piece, testers only seem to attract attention when things go terribly wrong. The same can be said for most IT professionals, at least according to Reddit. In December, this question was posed to the AskReddit community: "What is a job when done right no one notices, but the moment its [sic] done wrong all eyes are on you?" Second only to a response about bass players, a comment citing IT ... (more)

Mobile Performance Testing | @CloudExpo #DevOps #IoT #M2M #ML #BigData

If you read the title and assumed this post would be filled with baseball analogies, you'd be right! It's game day and all those fans who fill up major league stadiums, those are your application users. They are invested in the game and have shown up to watch the players (i.e. your application) perform. Depending on how the game plays out, your audience will either head home elated or full of disappointment. The great thing is that in your case, unlike in the case of traditional baseball games, there doesn't have to be a loser. You can consistently ensure happy mobile users by set... (more)

The Five Cloud-Based Load Testing Tool Must-Haves | @CloudExpo #Cloud

The cloud provides two major advantages to load and performance procedures that help testing teams better model realistic behavior: instant infrastructure and geographic location. Cloud-based load testing also lowers the total cost of ownership, increases flexibility and allows testers to understand the impact of third-party components. So you're sold on using the cloud; here's what you should look for in a cloud-based load testing solution. One of the most dangerous moves software developers and testers can make is being lulled into a false sense of security. For example, when ... (more)

WebSocket Technology | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #APM #Microservices

Providing a full-duplex communication channel over a single TCP connection, WebSocket is the most efficient protocol for real-time responses over the web. If you're utilizing WebSocket technology, performance testing will boil down to simulating the bi-directional nature of your application. Introduced with HTML5, the WebSocket protocol allows for more interaction between a browser and website, facilitating real-time applications and live content. WebSocket technology creates a persistent connection between the client and server, circumventing the requirement for a client-initiate... (more)