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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 | @DevOpsSummit #DevOps #IoT #Microservices

Testing Tips For Today's Tech: HTML5, WebSockets, RTMP, Adaptive Bitrate Streaming 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 around them. 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)

How to Choose Where Your Load Should Come From

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 realistic results? 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)

Performance Testers: Prepare for the Internet of Things | @ThingsExpo #IoT

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)

Test-Driven Development | @CloudExpo #DevOps #APM #Microservices

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)