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Back to Black Friday: Performance Testing Lessons From Target

Posted by Anonymous

If you were to make a list of factors that could bring your web and/or mobile apps to a screeching halt, it’s doubtful that “Lilly Pulitzer bathing suits” would make the cut. That is, of course, unless you’re Target.  

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Velocity 2015: The Top 5 Sessions for DevOps Gurus

Posted by Nitzan Sankevitz

Velocity 2015 is just over a month away! With close to 100 sessions, lectures and tutorials on everything from DevOps to Organizational Optimization, the choice is overwhelming. There are loads of interesting sessions and, typically, many of the sessions clash!   So, I’ve narrowed it down to the top five unmissable sessions specifically for DevOps.  If, like me, you’re practising DevOps, feel free to borrow my list! :)     First off, here are 3 sessions that I’ll definitely be attending:  

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Testing the Scalability of Real-time Mobile Transactions

Posted by Anonymous

Ensuring that scalability won’t be a problem tomorrow requires extensive, accurate testing today.  At BlazeMeter, we strive to provide our clients with unmatched test capabilities.  However, as developers push the boundaries of social media and mobile technology, even we sometimes have to adjust our service to help them validate theirs.  Sound complicated? Consider our recent engagement with Sidecastr.   Validating a New Idea: Synchronizing Disjointed Experiences  

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How to Extract Data From Files With JMeter

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

When it comes to performance testing, it’s crucial that you can reuse response data. Almost (if not all!) load test scenarios assume that you:   Extract interesting aspects from a previous response and reuse them in the next request (a.k.a Correlation) Ensure the actual response matches expectations (a.k.a. Assertion)  

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How to Test Image Upload Functionality With JMeter

Posted by Jacob Sharir

Need to load test the upload image functionality of your web app? Don’t search through endless forum threads looking for help! I’d like to show you—step by step— how easily this can be done via JMeter. Let’s take a closer look: Setting up the JMeter Script First, make sure that your HTTP request is set to “POST” and the "Use multipart/form-data for POST" box is checked.

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Lessons Learnt From Working 'Under the Hood' With JMeter

Posted by Anonymous

The best way to learn is through experience - whether it’s your own or someone else’s.   In this article, we’re going to share the experiences of one company’s IT team when they had to prepare for higher traffic loads due to an exponential growth of their systems.   Disclaimer: Due to the sensitivity of the company’s cloud operations we can’t reveal its name - but we can reveal what it learned!

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View the Webcast: Performance Testing With Real Browsers

Posted by Clare Avieli

If you want to get the most realistic results for your performance tests, using real browsers is the way to go.   But it’s not always easy to do this at scale.   In our latest webinar, our Chief Evangelist Ophir Prusak revealed how to make this easy. He gave step-by-step instructions and a live demo on how to run performance tests with real browsers using Selenium WebDriver – with BlazeMeter and/or JMeter on its own.   He covered how to: ·      Correlate actual browser-based user experience with your load tests

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How (& Why) to Get More Info on Your Load Test Errors

Posted by Itay Mendel

The application failed. A bug was found. What more do you need to know? If you’re running a load test and hoping to debug accordingly, the answer is “a lot!” Unfortunately, many load tests are conducted in ways that do not generate much (if any) actionable information apart from the main error. You need to know more. Here’s how to get it.  

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4 Things You Should Know About JMeter 2.13

Posted by Andrey Pokhilko

JMeter version 2.13 is out - and the change list is extensive! So extensive that it’s not easy to identify the most valuable features. So I did it for you.

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5 Things You Should Know About Continuous Deployment...by the Man Who Coined the Term

Posted by Anonymous

Tech Guru Timothy Fitz on making the jump to Continuous Deployment, the buzz around DevOps, and why GitHub has set back Software Departments by 5-10 years...   We invited cloud blogger Ofir Nachmani to ask 5 key questions to Timothy Fitz - the man who coined and popularized Continuous Deployment. Here are the results:

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