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 setting yourself up
for home runs and the crème de la crème, grand slams.
Despite the monumental importance of providing a seamless app experience for
mobile users, companies still fall short in terms of mobile performance
testing - some even choose to completely forgo the practice.
Striking ou... (more)
Testing Tips For Today's Tech: HTML5, WebSockets, RTMP, Adaptive Bitrate
One of the most dangerous things that can happen to a development team is
complacency. The modern world moves so fast, and new technologies are coming
out all the time. If you stop innovating and stop adapting, you'll be sunk.
It's critical for web developers to be continuously responding to the changes
The web community is constantly churning out new technologies that make it
easier to develop the applications that savvy users are demanding. It may be
obvious, but new technologies o... (more)
The goal of a load test is to replicate the traffic & conditions your app
experiences in production as realistically as possible
As a tester, you understand how important it is to create the most realistic
load test possible to provide confidence that your web application won't fail
in the field. But how do you know where your load should come from to produce
In this article, we have outlined three options most organizations can choose
from when determining where your load should come from.
Generate load on dedicated infrastructure in the datacenter Generate loa... (more)
The Internet has obviously had a huge impact on society to the point where
it's hard to remember what life was like before it was around. But here's a
thought: we're in for an even bigger transformation.
It's called the Internet of Things, and it's coming quickly. ABI
Research predicts there will be 40.9 billion active wireless connected
devices by the year 2020. Likewise, IHS Automotive forecasts 152 million
cars will be connected to the Internet by the same year. Within the next
decade, we are going to see everything from power plants to transportation
systems to factories to ... (more)
What Does Test-Driven Development Mean for Performance Testers?
"Begin with the end in mind."
You must have heard that phrase, right? It's a common one that's led many
people to great success, not just in agile, but all throughout history. In
fact, it's habit #2 in Stephen Covey's best-selling book The 7 Habits of
Highly Effective People.
Starting with the end in mind is what Olympic athletes do when they visualize
their gold medals. Musicians do it when they envision their perfect
performance before stepping on stage. Architects have a full picture of the
completed skyscraper i... (more)