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The road to Continuous Performance Testing

In recent years many companies have started to make software testing an integral part of their delivery pipeline. They not only do functional checks but also see that security and […]

How to implant Performance in your SDLC – Part II

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.

How to implant Performance in your SDLC – Part I

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.

Breathe new life into application performance testing

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.

Monitoring the four golden signals

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 […]

The cost of performance issues

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 […]

Full-stack performance analysis

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 […]

Guide for Jmeter and Taurus

Here, I’m going to show you how to set up JMeter and Taurus. You’ll learn how to create a sample test on JMeter and then run it using Taurus. Set […]

Benchmarking with NodeJS

Why we need automated tests Imagine you are trying to benchmark your website and find out the full browser page load times of your start page when it is loaded […]

Rethink performance engineering in the SDLC

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 […]

Rethink performance engineering

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. […]

Why every company needs a performance waymaker

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 […]

Better performance in 3 steps

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 […]

Effective performance-engineering tactics

Instead of being preoccupied  with the mechanics of performance for their services, the most successful IT leaders are free to focus on more important things instead. That’s because their teams have […]

How to close performance-engineering gaps in 2019

There’s more to performance engineering than just load injection and response-time validation. Simulating production volumes on our changed applications—and we have plenty of tools for doing this— makes a good […]