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)
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
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)
If you've been following along with the happenings here at Neotys, you know
that we've recently pioneered Continuous Performance Validation (CPV), a
process that enables teams to produce faster applications, deliver new
features and enhancements in less time and simplify interactions across Dev,
QA, Ops and business stakeholders.
Whenever a company presents a new concept to the industry, you might be
inclined to only think of it as the next batch of marketing mumbo jumbo
designed to sell you software you don't need. While it's wise to remain
skeptical of burgeoning initiatives, ... (more)
To conduct complete mobile performance testing, a process that will allow you
to consistently deliver an exceptional application experience to mobile
users, make sure you hit every point on our ultimate mobile performance
By now, hopefully you're well aware of the importance of mobile performance
testing. It's essential for your organization to test for mobile users
whether or not you have a dedicated mobile application. In case you aren't
aware of its necessity, here are a couple statistics to cement the idea:
29% of smartphone users will immediately switch to... (more)
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)