Month: November 2016

The Best Ways to determine Load Patterns

During my career as a performance engineer, I worked in several performance testing exercises. You can imagine that I experienced all kinds of challenges regarding estimation and simulation of realistic load patterns. There are some pitfalls which you should avoid.

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The 3 User Experience Antipatterns

The digital transformation is ongoing, and user experience will become more important than ever before. Obviously, there are many benefits of this development, but there are also flipsides. This post will outline typical user experience antipatterns.

Mobile performance excellence

ompanies are more and more investing in mobile applications because smartphones and tablets have become a fundamental element in our daily life. Those of use who use for instance apps to buy tickets agree that this is both, convenient and time preserving. But, what should we consider during development and operation of reliable Apps?

Lifecycle Performance Engineering

Mobile or web based applications are playing a vital role in our daily life. Checking emails, sending a message to our loved ones or purchasing something online, without reliable applications some of us would be […]

Application Security Antipatterns

Cybercrime is on the rise and in 3 of 4 security breaches, hackers target vulnerable applications instead of the backend infrastructures. However, this trend is surprising because the risk reduction is quite simple.

NFR Testing should not be an afterthought

Our world is moving quickly and therefore, short time to market is more important than ever before. Everyone who is working in the software testing business is constantly challenged with reduction of testing time and shorter release sprints

Myths and Reality behind Automation

New services are popping up overnight, and those who launch their products too late or in a poor quality often lose substantial market shares.
Automation is a fundamental element in our fast construction cycles. Amazon,..

A Performance Engineer’s Toolbox

Low user experience often results in smaller revenue. Therefore, successful companies integrated performance engineering in their development chain. They verify non-functional requirements early in the application lifecycle and monitor performance also at production. This blog will outline tools and skills required for the former and the latter.