» How to prepare for your next test automation interview
14/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
A job interview can be a nerve-racking experience even for the most experienced, skilled, and highly sought candidates. You need to be as prepared as possible for every scenario that could come your way, but how can you prepare adequatel...

» Cloud Migration Part IV: Assessing Cloud Performance with DEM 
14/10/17 01:50 from Catchpoint's Blog
In our previous installments of this blog series, we’ve explored why and how organizations are moving to the cloud, how to plan a cloud migration, and the importance of internet networks to the cloud. Now comes the fun part: assessing th...

» More Users, More Problems: How LinkedIn Manages their Cloud Infrastructure
13/10/17 01:32 from Catchpoint's Blog
One of the most basic truths of the IT industry is that as the number of users increases, so too must the number of infrastructure components within a company’s architecture, and therefore the number of things that can go wrong grows alo...

» Web Performance 101: HTTP Headers Pt. 2
12/10/17 05:07 from Catchpoint's Blog
We recently reviewed some essential HTTP headers and how they are implemented in a previous blog post. Headers can affect page performance in multiple ways, but there are three major factors that can negatively and/or positively affect t...

» Three Misconceptions about Monitoring Digital Applications
12/10/17 00:58 from Rigor
The digital world is quickly engulfing every business and industry. Users at minimum now expect that their initial interactions with a business will be through a digital channel. As a result, we’ve seen the technology world evolve to mee...

» Choose the right approach: 4 competing testing techniques compared
10/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Confusion reigns when it comes to the various approaches to testing.  The context-driven school advocates an approach that de-emphasizes pre-planning, in favor of just-in-time response, flexibility, and creativity. Where context-dri...

» How to contain test tool sprawl on agile teams
06/10/17 02:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
In the agile era, an untidy assemblage of commercial software suites, open source apps, and custom-built in-house tools has become the norm for most organizations. A recent survey by DevOps.com and Automic found 69 percent of respondents...

» SHOP LC SELECTS YOTTAA TO DELIVER ONLINE CONTENT FAST AND EFFICIENTLY
06/10/17 00:00 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Waltham, MA—October 5, 2017—Yottaa, Inc., the leading SaaS platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announced that Shop LC (formerly Liquidation Channel), a value-conscious, interactive retailer focused on the fine jewelry, beauty, fas...

» Analyzing Performance Using a Visual Record
05/10/17 03:30 from Rigor
Understanding what a user experiences is paramount to improving UX. With Rigor’s video recording of every run, we capture everything the user sees while the page is loading. This visual record of the page load is powerful because it give...

» The Key to Cache: An Intro to Varnish
30/09/17 05:20 from Catchpoint's Blog
We’ve published several articles on the topic of caching and its role in optimizing web performance in the past. In this article, we will focus specifically on varnish, which is an HTTP accelerator otherwise known as caching HTTP r...

» Five Ways to Reduce Server Response Times
29/09/17 23:33 from Rigor
Server bottlenecks aren’t typically the cause of slow load times, but this doesn’t mean that you are immune from server response times impacting your user’s experience. In fact, server load times can pose a threat to your website&#...

» Black Friday Weekend ’17 Performance: Will History Repeat Itself?
26/09/17 04:11 from Catchpoint's Blog
For millions of people (154 million in 2016, in fact), Black Friday weekend is all about snagging great deals on gifts for the upcoming holidays. For a much smaller subset of that population, that weekend is more about making sure their ...

» Test automation and Selenium: 4 rules for keeping your tests simple
26/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
To support ever shorter release cycles you need to automate testing, and to do that, you need to use a program that can verify your desired behavior. One option is to use tools that can record and replay a scenario, but those are a night...

» How SAP Hybris Approaches Network Optimization
23/09/17 05:07 from Catchpoint's Blog
The ever-growing presence and complexity of third-party systems within IT architecture is arguably the biggest challenge that any DevOps or SRE professional faces on a daily basis. With so many components of IT infrastructure lying outsi...

» eBags Experiments with Higher Speed. Conversions Result.
21/09/17 04:45 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
This week’s blog uses a Yottaa customer story to address a common question regarding web design and performance. Which is better – a rich customer experience, or a leaner website that loads faster?   This is the question eBags pose...

» 5 ways AI will change software testing
21/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
The surface area for testing software has never been so broad. Applications today interact with other applications through APIs, they leverage legacy systems, and they grow in complexity from one day to the next in a nonlinear fashion. W...

» How to Get the Most Out of Your CDN: Monitor and Optimize
21/09/17 00:26 from Rigor
“I use a CDN that does this performance stuff automatically. Why do I need to worry about monitoring and optimizing my site myself?” It’s a fair question and one we hear often. Presumably users invest in these systems to automatically ad...

» Does the Cloud Automatically Make Me DevOps?
20/09/17 04:59 from Catchpoint's Blog
This is the third blog in a series in which we take a deeper look into O’Reilly’s DevOps for Media & Entertainment report. One of the competencies for DevOps teams as outlined in the report is the need for dynamic cloud i...

» YOTTAA WINS “INNOVATIVE TECHNOLOGY OF THE YEAR” AWARD FROM MASSTLC
19/09/17 23:00 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Waltham, MA—September 19, 2017—Yottaa, the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announced it has won a 2017 Technology of the Year Award from MassTLC. The Yottaa eCommerce Acceleration Platform was selected as the win...

» 3 ways to keep your tests lean
19/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
A few years back, I was consulting on a project where I encountered an automated test suite that was in bad shape. It was a monstrous, constantly failing, long-running suite of tests that the team had created using Selenium. The cod...

» Built from the Roots of Synthetic Monitoring: Our Story
16/09/17 04:12 from Catchpoint's Blog
Synthetic monitoring has been around in the tech industry for over two decades and its adoption rate has only been rising year after year. With that, the number of companies who claim to offer synthetic monitoring has also been steadily ...

» Three Pro-Tips for Making the Most of the Rigor Monitoring API
15/09/17 07:15 from Rigor
Rigor’s robust Monitoring and Optimization APIs allow our customers to make the most of their data. While many of our customers are familiar with our API, there are some features which might not be as well known. In this article, I’m goi...

» Trend Shift Analysis
15/09/17 01:14 from Catchpoint's Blog
‘Trend’ is a pretty common business term, but its definition tends to vary by industry. In performance monitoring, trend, or trend shift, is a key metric that is used to indicate change. Why is trend shift important? Change i...

» How to make the business case to hire a full-time test automation engineer
14/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Managers misunderstand the minimum barrier to entry for test automation . One barrier is not having dedicated, focused test automation engineers, people who work on test automation every day . Another barrier is not having...

» Outsourcing mobile dev? Here are 3 ways to maintain quality
12/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
With mobile applications proliferating at an ever faster pace, ensuring a brilliant user experience for your app is vital if you expect to attract and retain users. But how do you achieve that—and meet your DevOps objectives —if you...

» Understanding Performance Impact with Videos and Filmstrips
08/09/17 22:51 from Rigor
Monitoring your sites for key performance metrics like Page Load or Visually Complete is important, because it helps uncover errors, outages, and critical defects. When performance degrades, you have to figure out why. While reading a wa...

» Should you build your own test automation framework?
08/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
When people mention about WebDriver or Appium, they are talking about software testing tools: libraries and applications that can be used to create, run, and store tests. The framework is the next level up : a tool that can run many...

» Monitor Rigor with our New System Status Page
08/09/17 00:07 from Rigor
We are happy to announce the release of our new public facing system status page! While we always strive for perfection at Rigor, we also understand the realities of the digital world. Systems may go down, partners may have troubles, or ...

» 3 ways QA engineers can keep pace with developers
06/09/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
“ Now, here, you see, it takes all the running you can do, to keep in the same place. If you want to get somewhere else, you must run at least twice as fast as that! ” —The Red Queen, Through the Looking Glass Is it me, or did someone fl...

» Web Performance Metrics for Landing Pages
02/09/17 02:52 from Rigor
During an implementation call with a client few weeks ago, I was asked “What metrics should we optimize for?” It’s a question I’m asked regularly, so I decided to do some extra research into the subject and resolve it once and for all. F...

» Is record and playback test automation harmful?
01/09/17 22:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Test automation can be all you dreamed of, but it can also easily turn into a waste of time, energy, and money. Deciding what gets automated  and choosing the right tools is crucial. Many managers are tempted by the allure of record...

» Index: Amazon Leads Mobile Site Performance in July
01/09/17 01:17 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
The post Index: Amazon Leads Mobile Site Performance in July appeared first on Yottaa .

» From Idea to Doorstep: How To Create Great Shopper Experiences
31/08/17 00:40 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
According to Fit for Commerce’s annual eCommerce report titled “From Idea to Doorstep”, succeeding in today’s ever-changing digital commerce world requires mastering a complex mix of people, process, and technology inno...

» Should you write automated UI tests? 4 questions to answer first
28/08/17 22:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Testing (and test automation ) at the user interface (UI) level is a long-standing point of controversy in the testing community. UI tests use your application as a user would. At their best, they are the single most comprehensive way of...

» New Feature: Bulk Check Creation and Management
25/08/17 03:51 from Rigor
Monitoring is essential to ensuring that digital properties are performing and functional. Because digital performance monitoring works best if you are watching all key areas of your sites and applications, customers rely on Rigor to pro...

» 5 ways to simplify your automated test cases
24/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Maintaining test automation can take a lot of time. So can understanding reporting for your test automation. Fortunately, you can greatly speed those things up. A big part of my consulting practice is helping clients ...

» How tech giants test software: There's no one way for QA
22/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Teams and organizations looking to get serious about (or to further improve) their software testing efforts can learn something from looking at how the "big boys" organize their testing and quality assurance activities. It stan...

» Rigor Named to Inc. 500 List of Fastest Growing Companies in America
19/08/17 05:40 from Rigor
This week, Inc. Magazine released the Inc. 5000 list of fastest growing companies in the United States. Rigor was honored to be named in the elite Inc. 500 at the 430th spot. This ranking demonstrates a 10x growth over the past three yea...

» The state of continuous testing: It's a journey, not a destination
18/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
The premise behind continuous testing (CT) is simple enough: Test in lockstep with development so you don’t get blindsided by surprise bugs late in the game. Makes sense. So how do you do it? Dave Allen, director of DevOps engineering at...

» 3 ways to be more marketable as a test automation engineer
16/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
It's a brave new world for quality assurance (QA) professionals, with plenty of opportunity out there for test engineers who are willing to buff up their personal skills to meet market demand for professionals who grasp highly autom...

» 5 top open-source API testing tools: How to choose
11/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
As more companies make the shift left toward DevOps, continuous integration (CI) , and continuous deployment (CD) , test feedback needs to be quicker than ever. Focusing solely on UI automation, which is notoriously s...

» PerfGuild: 5+ insights for your performance testing team
09/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
It’s no surprise that after the success of last winter’s online test automation conference , Guild Conferences founder Joe Colantonio would follow up with another event, this one on performance testing . With nearly three days of pr...

» How to create highly effective performance tests
03/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
The terms performance testing , load testing , and stress testing are often used interchangeably, but measuring the speed of a service is not the same as measuring how much load the service can handle, and confirming the a...

» YOTTAA SELECTED AS A FINALIST FOR THE 2017 MASS TLC TECHNOLOGY LEADERSHIP AWARDS
03/08/17 00:03 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Waltham, MA—August 2, 2017—Yottaa, the leading cloud platform for accelerating eCommerce, today announced it has been selected as a finalist in the 20th Annual MassTLC Technology Leadership Awards. Yottaa is a finalist in the “Innovative...

» Are you getting the most from your testing tools?
02/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
“We’re using this other test management tool. It’s got better reporting.” Those words were spoken by a senior QA analyst. I’d heard similar things countless times. Some technologist finds a new, shiny tool, and suddenly th...

» Are you using queuing theory to accelerate performance test analysis?
01/08/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Now that agile and  DevOps are in widespread use  in software development environments, early and quick performance analysis of business-critical, high-traffic applications is essential. This has led to an increase in the adopt...

» 5 challenges to performance engineering IoT apps
29/07/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Walk through any department store, home improvement center, or electronics store—or browse Amazon.com—and you will see an unending variety of connected smart devices. Gartner forecasts that 20.4 billion Internet of Things ...

» Which Device Loads Fastest? Surprises from the RSR eCommerce Performance Report
28/07/17 23:00 from Yottaa's Site Optimization & Web Performance Blog
Building a great experience for both desktop and mobile presents an interesting problem. Mobile shoppers tend to have shorter attention spans, and thus need a faster experience relative to desktop shoppers. Yet building a fast site is mo...

» Top 10 performance engineering techniques that work
27/07/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Performance and load tests produce a sea of data that can be overwhelming to analyze. Fortunately, there are a few methodical practices you can use to do this efficiently. Derived from my 17 years of experience p...

» Which performance tests are realistic to shift left?
20/07/17 01:00 from TechBeacon - Performance
Agile sprints leave little if any time to accommodate any testing beyond core functional tests. For end users, however, the responsiveness of the app is part of its expected behavior. As applications’ client sides enrich content and func...

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