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.
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
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 […]
I always prefer to take a holistic view in performance engineering. Others, who believe that agile-performance testing is the holy grail, often go down a single track that leads them […]
This is the first performance engineering training for developers!