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
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)
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 - 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?
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)
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)
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)