Load and Performance Testing is a neglected cousin of security testing. Both disciplines deal with technical requirements, are to a big extend not manual testable and require a detailed technical background. Therefore, organizations often gradually neglect both. However, I will give you now an overview how the former can be prepared and executed.
Forward thinking organizations have introduced new terms such as shift left, but what does this actually mean and how is it related to performance? According to the defect cost theory, the point in time where you detect issues drives fix efforts.
So much time and money are wasted by uncovering bugs too late in the software development lifecycle. Unit testing is king and most important for a high-quality product because the earlier we identify problems the easier they are to fix.
One of the biggest players in the application-performance-monitoring industry recently went to the stock market. As the company is the market leader, having left all competition well behind, this move […]
Testing performance requirements needs to be a fundamental task for every company. Now, it’s no longer a question of what type of application you’re developing or what budget you have. […]
We all understand how important it is to find software bugs early in the software-development life cycle. But the question is: do we have the right tools for the job? […]
Have you ever driven a car that had no fuel control? Such cars were actually quite common about 30 years ago. There was less monitoring equipment in our treasured driving […]
Performance is your most important feature. If you’ve ever experienced performance issues in your customer-facing applications, I’m sure you’ll agree. How to calculate the cost of performance issues As we […]
Troubleshooting performance issues can sometimes be a tough nut to crack! The scenario: Customers are complaining about slow response times, and C-Level executives are increasing the pressure on their IT […]
Shifting performance testing to the left is certainly a hot topic these days. All major companies have either implemented this practice already or have huge test-improvement programs lined up. But […]
Have you ever experienced the frustration of slow-loading applications? Even worse, when one of your business applications is loading slowly, it seems as if you suddenly need to use it […]
We often find ourselves busy with too many things at the same time. Living in this kind of multitasking mode not only affects our health, but also our daily work. […]
We’re often too pushed for time to run many performance tests for our new application release. Chances are, there’s no time to review performance requirements, prepare and execute tests, or […]
Complex problems often have simple solutions. But when we look at our performance-testing space, many of us dream too much instead of taking action. This blog post introduces you to […]
During my career I’ve seen many slow-loading and unreliable applications. All these projects had one thing in common—a disappointing user experience due to poor reliability or other issues. I’m sure […]
A few weeks ago I saw the following mind-breaking text on one of our popular social media platforms: The bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low […]
Have you ever thought about the entire life cycle of our applications? We develop them within a few months but we use them often decades. Do we pay enough attention to how easy we can monitor and maintain a new app?