How to Ensure Your Testing Team and Website Perform Like Joe Montana, Not
Super Bowl 50 is upon us and while millions tune in for the faceoff between
the Broncos and Panthers this Sunday, software testers will hold their
breaths as these same fans flock to promoted web and mobile applications in
To the players, Super Bowl Sunday presents two paths: one to glory and one to
crushing disappointment. Obviously, vying for victory is a team effort. But
sometimes, just sometimes, the difference between winning and losing falls to
one individual. With the biggest game of the year on the line and everyone
watching, the final play commences.
Wide right. After losing three consecutive Super Bowls, the Buffalo Bills
lost their fourth as Scott Norwood's field goal attempt sailed just past the
righthand goalpost. Imagine the sheer number of Buffalo fans tha... (more)
Here's the thing: as sure as we'll have another record-setting year for NFL
streaming, you can also be sure that apps will fail and streaming services
will go down. Whether you are dabbling in streaming or diving in whole-hog,
you need to know what to do to give your users the most reliable experience
possible. Here are a few tips.
Over the past few weeks, we've seen a ton of 'Back To The Future' themed
posts all over social media, as we passed October 21, 2015 - the actual day
that Marty and Doc visited in the plot of the second movie of the series. It
was a fun time to reflect... (more)
There are educational options available for nearly anyone interested in
learning a new skill or changing their career altogether. And it's only
getting better. So what if you want to get an education in software testing?
Fortunately, you have a few options.
Duke. Stanford. Rice.
When you hear those names, what do you think of? You're probably thinking of
some of the top universities in the US - or more likely their sports teams.
However, if you lived a century ago (give or take) you'd be thinking Robber
Barons. That's because these prestigious institutions and many like them were ... (more)
You may want to ask yourself if you really have a good understanding of where
your customers are shopping. Digital marketers are known to cuddle up with
Google Analytics as they crawl into bed at night just to explore these
trends. Are you doing the same? Because as more of your customers visit you
from other parts of the world, you'll have to do a little bit more to make
sure they all have a great experience on your site.
Here's a mind-blowing statistic for you: Take all the stores and retail
outlets in the world - basically anywhere someone can buy something. Then,
add up all ... (more)
It's 4:49pm on a Thursday. The phone rings.
Wendy, the Performance Engineer: Hi, this is Wendy.
Larry, Head of Development: Wendy, I'm so glad I caught you before you took
off for the day. How are you?
Wendy: Ummm, fine.
Larry: Great. Listen, we were able to jam that great new feature into our
latest build and want to make sure it's included in this weekend's load
testing. Can you get that going for us so that we have results on Monday?
Wendy: On... Monday?
An owl hoots in the distance.
Load tests can be super-scary if you aren't expecting them. They take a fair
amount of planni... (more)