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HTTP/2: Changes, Challenges and Considerations for Load & Performance Testers Approved this February by the Internet Engineering Task Force (IETF), HTTP/2 is the first major update to HTTP since 1999, when HTTP/1.1 was standardized. Designed with performance in mind, one of the biggest goals of HTTP/2 implementation is to decrease latency while maintaining a high-level compatibility with HTTP/1.1. Though not all testing activities will be impacted by the new protocol, it's important for testers to be aware of any changes moving forward. That being said, in this post we'd like to highlight some HTTP/2 changes, challenges and considerations as they relate to load and performance testing. HTTP/2 Changes Because of its compatibility with HTTP/1.1, HTTP/2 will not change the way existing websites or applications function. In fact, not only will your application code an... (more)

Mobilegeddon: When Google Goes Mobile, You Follow!

It's been several weeks since Google made its Mobilegeddon update, a term that's already got its own Wikipedia entry. If you haven't been following the Mobilegeddon hashtags, here's the update: Google now explicitly favors mobile-optimized sites. That being said, Google probably enacted the changes months ago and is just now telling us. Are you late to the party? If you have a great mobile front-end and excellent mobile performance, Mobilegeddon may not affect you much. Same goes for websites with responsive design. However, a good number of companies will be facing major issues ... (more)

You Need a Mobile Testing Strategy | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

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 info... (more)

Would You Make a Good Performance Tester? By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

There are two types of kids in this world: the ones who spend hours meticulously building towers out of Legos, and the ones who delight in seeing how quickly they can make it all come crashing down. Which one were you? If you answered the latter, you'd probably make a good performance tester. Performance testers revel in finding flaws in perfectly written code. They're big kids who love to see things crash and explode. Fortunately for the rest of us, however, they use their powers for good. Without performance testers, we wouldn't be able to strengthen our code and plan ahead for ... (more)

Common Web App Performance Problems By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

The 10 Most Common Web App Performance Problems It's inevitable that web application problems are going to happen. Here at Neotys, our business is based on helping you prevent problems through website monitoring and testing. But problems can come from anywhere, and sometimes you just need to know where to look. So we decided to put together a short guide on some of the most common performance issues you'll encounter. Now, it's important to remember that the best way to address performance problems is to find and eliminate them before they affect users in the first place. One of t... (more)