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.
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. […]
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 […]
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?
How tool based workload modeling improves the accuracy of your performance test results
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 […]
Performance is not just a part of development—it’s also a component of design. That’s because the user experience and the usability of features both depend so much on response times. […]
With the rise of mobile devices user experience has become more critical than ever before. We have the internet in our pocket, browse through our favorite sites multiple times a […]
Speed is no longer nice to have. Nowadays, businesses live and die because of how customers using their services online. This post is the second part of my series about […]
User experience is an all-dominating factor in our digital world. Whether you sell products through web-based platforms or you, use convenient facilities for banking activities, or you get in touch […]
Our expectations for reliable and responsive IT services are increasing, and users are more and more in the driver seat. If applications react slowly to user’s input or are not […]
Companies are often not happy with their performance testing suite because it is too expensive, usability is pure, and maintenance efforts are high, and re-use of automated testing scripts is […]
Not so many years ago organizations tried to fix bad user experience with investments in infrastructure. Hardware provider promised that brand-new CPUs, more RAM, and fast storage would fix the annoying performance hotspots. Obviously, this was just in rare cases a good advice. In this post, I will write about top performance hotspots and how speed is unlocking opportunities across all layers.
New technology is popping up almost overnight, and the complexity of our applications is increasing. Virtualization, artificial intelligence, microservices, and machine learning are just the beginning, and there is much more to come. Some people argue that performance is the most important feature.