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 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)
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)
Achieving Continuous Performance Validation with Synthetic Users
In most modern development groups, there's a big focus on creating code that
works. The idea goes that in more traditional, waterfall approaches, errors
in code that aren't fixed until late in the cycle are much more expensive to
resolve due to unintended consequences. Today, some groups
practice test-driven development as a way to ensure that code is always
functional while others work with short agile sprints where all code produced
must be usable in the field by the end of each sprint.
There's a common understand... (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)
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