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Getting to Cloud 9: Challenges & Misconceptions of Cloud Performance Testing As a performance tester, does the word "cloud" scare you? I hope not. I hope it doesn't wake you up in a cold sweat in the middle of the night. I hope the cloud isn't responsible for that chill you feel down your spine when you think you're all alone...yet somehow you know you aren't. It's not like we're talking about clowns here. Almost every functional department in a business is thinking about how the cloud applies to them. The benefits are clear - it is easier for geographically diverse teams to access and collaborate over data, it is convenient for users, and it can cost far less. When it comes to performance testing, the benefits of the cloud are very compelling. All that load you need to generate to truly test your application can come from external, elastic, on-demand sources. You don... (more)

Performance Testing for Wearables By @Neotys | @ThingsExpo [#IoT]

Performance Testing for Wearables, Smartwatches, and Fitness Trackers Last year, I made my first wearable purchase on a whim - a Vivofit wristband tracker. I had heard mixed reviews about a lot of wearables. A former roommate's rant about his always-broken wearable was permanently etched in my mind. Would my case be different? Well, as it turned out, I liked the Vivofit but just couldn't get it to sync with my iPhone properly, so I had to return it. It makes you think - is the wearables market ready for prime time? This week's post is about the trials and tribulations of companie... (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)

Seven Ways To Build A Robust Testing in Production By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

7 Ways To Build A Robust Testing In Production (TiP) Practice Here's a short anecdote: a QA team maintained a test environment separate from their production environment, but they had gone through great lengths to ensure it matched what was in production in every respect. It was filled with the same hardware, and all the software was identical down to the patch level. They had a strong process to ensure that any change made to one environment was mirrored in the other. Perhaps you can see where this story is going. Sure enough, the environments turned out to not be identical. In ... (more)

Death, Taxes & Performance Testing By @Neotys | @DevOpsSummit [#DevOps]

Life's Certainties: Death, Taxes and Performance Testing This year I filed my taxes using a popular online web tax service and started to wonder how many other people were using the same services to do their taxes. There had to be millions. I looked it up - and according to the IRS over 80% of the 150 million tax returns that will be filed this year are expected to come in electronically. About a third of them - or 45 to 50 million - are self-prepared, online submissions from people like me. It is hard to comprehend just how quickly the companies who provide these services (Turbo... (more)