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
and systems' behavior under both normal and anticipated peak load conditions.
Its purpose: Providing insight into your application and system's behavior
under expected load conditions.
Stress Testing: A testing process designed to push an application's
environment to its breaking point so that Q... (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)
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 ... (more)
To conduct complete mobile performance testing, a process that will allow you
to consistently deliver an exceptional application experience to mobile
users, make sure you hit every point on our ultimate mobile performance
By now, hopefully you're well aware of the importance of mobile performance
testing. It's essential for your organization to test for mobile users
whether or not you have a dedicated mobile application. In case you aren't
aware of its necessity, here are a couple statistics to cement the idea:
29% of smartphone users will immediately switch to... (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)