Web Page Design Analysis is not a one-off Exercise

Small things matter most, and this is not only true for day to day activities. Minor changes in application configuration can have a significant impact on end to end user experience. In this post, I will give you insights into the nature of such changes and some simple steps towards proactive detection of speed degradations.

Spotlight on the Top 3 Performance Test Types

Performance testing is meanwhile a fundamental step in many software development projects. Test early and repeat often is also true for load and performance testing. It’s not a one-time shot and there are some pitfalls involved. In this post, I will outline the three most frequently used performance test varieties.

Guideline for Choosing the Optimal User Simulation Approach

Testing and Monitoring platforms provide a broad range of user simulation methods such as protocol, headless, and real browser-based. In this post, I will outline the main aspects of those followed by a comparison matrix […]

Transform Performance Metrics to Actionable Insights

Digital services are eating the world. Billions of websites provide almost everything you can image, and the competition is on the rise. End users are more and more in the driving seat because they decide what service they will use. Digital customers often ban services which provide a bad user experience. Therefore, excellent application performance becomes a top priority for many organizations. After outlining both, performance metrics and the term actionable insights, I will illustrate how you can transform the former to the latter.

The need for Continuous Performance Optimization

Nowadays, information technology is at the heart of every business. Outages or slow downs of critical software components often impacts the whole organization.

Performance Testing in a Dynamic World

In many fields such as finance, engineering or politics there are groundbreaking changes ongoing. However, our human skill to adapt to new situations will help us to deal with this disruptions.

In this post, I will shine a light on challenges in software engineering, more specifically, on load and performance testing in an energetic environment.

How do you Manage Security Risks in Open Source?

Open source is at the heart of almost every application. If you have ever developed a new application from scratch, the chance is very high that you’ve also built this on open source. In this post, I will outline risks related to open source and give you a mitigation approach.

Why Monitoring is essential in DevOps

Time to market is more important than ever before because the competition is on the rise. Successful retailers are deploying every 12 seconds a new release. In this blog post, I will outline reasons for short release sprints and shine a light on the fundamental role of monitoring in a DevOps environment.

Performance is Everyone’s Matter

Retailer such as Amazon set the user experience bar extremely high and it seems that this is one of their secret recipes. I am not a passioned Amazon shopper, but sometimes I buy technical stuff from their fantastic online shop. Independent whether I use my mobile, tablet or desktop computer, their websites load fast. Several clicks later I place my order, and within a few days, the new equipment arrives.

Performance is a vertical discipline

Turn the Ship around; From Firefighting to Performance Driven

Jumping from one performance hotspot to the next can be very frustrating because there is never enough time to eliminate those issues. Successful companies addressed those troubles years ago. If you are still in the firefighting mode; don’t worry, I will give you insights to this dilemma and also a resolution for this frustrating development.