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Tim Hinds

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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 application features and performance levels meet expectations during pre-production, only to crash and burn when presented to real users in production. In that same vein, if your organization has any kind of performance testing strategy, chances are you're conducting load testing. However, yo... (more)

Dos & Don’ts of Load Testing in the Cloud By @Neotys | @CloudExpo [#Cloud]

As the cloud continues to grow as a topic of conversation, so too does load and performance testing within the cloud. You may be asking yourself questions like: When is it most appropriate to involve the cloud when load testing? When is the right time to conduct performance testing using the cloud? How can cloud load testing benefit my company? What should I do and what shouldn't I do? This week at Neotys, we've decided to briefly cover a few benefits of load testing in the cloud, but also want to unearth what you should consider doing (or not doing) in your future cloud testing ... (more)

Ten Tips to Tempt Talent | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps #IoT #Docker #Microservices]

If you've ever had a brush with an overloaded website, you know how important website performance is. Hopefully you were able to avoid a crash and spare the ire of your managers and investors. Perhaps you even had a shining moment, when a huge burst of traffic came through and your site was able to handle it perfectly. Sure, you would like to say it's the code that deserves the credit, but you know there's more to the story than that. Sites don't perform at their peak without great performance testers, and it takes time and effort to acquire them. You want the best in the business... (more)

Combining Agile with Load and Performance Testing: What Am I in For?

Agile software development isn't really a "new" trend anymore. I mean, the Agile Manifesto turns 13 years old next month and while that might be early adolescence in human years, it's downright ancient as far as trends in IT are concerned. However, one area that has yet to fully mature is the implementation of non-functional testing practices in a Continuous Testing sort of way that can keep pace with more Agile development teams. Load and performance testing definitely fall into that category. You might be a performance tester on a team that is just starting to do more iterative... (more)

Will These Five Websites Make the Same Mistake Twice During the Big Game?

It's that time of the year again where millions of football fanatics (and non-fanatics) will be gathered around their TV watching the biggest match of the season, Denver Broncos vs. Seattle Seahawks. Last year the big game reached over 108 million Americans, the third most watched television event in U.S. history. But what many people probably don't know is that the biggest football game of the season also crashed a ton of websites. That's right, websites. When interested customers went online to claim a promotion or to simply check out a product after the ad they were often wel... (more)