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Interview with Michael Bolton: The Software Tester & the Unexpected, Part 2

Posted by Anonymous

Michael Bolton is a thought leader in the world of software testing, with over two decades of experience in the computer industry testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. As an international consultant and testing trainer, Michael gives workshops and conference presentations about testing methodologies and perceptions that specialize in Rapid and Exploratory Software Testing.

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Sizing Your AWS Cloud’s Capacity with BlazeMeter and Cloudyn

Posted by Refael Botbol and Zev Schonberg

How do you prepare your service for the next hike in traffic? How do you correctly size your cloud environment for the coming year? Can you forecast your demand? Do you know where your IT environment’s bottlenecks are? While most people think that cost optimization solely relates to increasing capacity, it also works in reverse, with environments that are underutilized and require a downsize in cloud operations in order to optimize usage and costs.

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Performance Testing for Mobile Apps and Websites: Webcast Now Online

Posted by Clare Avieli

If there’s one takeaway from Black Friday 2014, it’s that we need to ensure that our mobile apps will be able to perform under extremely heavy load.   Best Buy, the largest electronics retailer in the world, crashed on this key online shopping day because of a “concentrated spike in mobile traffic”. Best Buy’s online failure highlights the ever-increasing popularity of mobile devices and the growing need to perform rigorous performance testing on them.  

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Interview with Michael Bolton: The Software Tester & the Unexpected, Part 1

Posted by admin

Michael Bolton is a thought leader in the world of software testing, with over two decades of experience in the computer industry testing, developing, managing, and writing about software. As an international consultant and testing trainer, Michael gives workshops and conference presentations about testing methodologies and perceptions that specialize in Rapid and Exploratory Software Testing.

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The DNS Cache Manager: The Right Way To Test Load Balanced Apps

Posted by Dmitri Tikhanski

There’s no doubt that high availability and scalability are vital for today’s networking-based applications. Just think of the millions of people using services like Google or Facebook at this very moment!   To make sure their sites are seamless and robust, most companies turn to Network Load Balancing as a solution. This helps them ensure that their service will remain operable - even when there are unexpected circumstances or one instance failures.  

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Load Testing Lessons to Learn from Black Friday 2014

Posted by Clare Avieli

Black Friday is over for another year and, as always, this critical e-commerce day has left a few casualties in its trail…   Let’s take a look at some of this year’s biggest Black Friday crashes on both sides of the world:     USA: Best Buy’s Black Friday Outages  

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How to Manage Large JMeter Scripts With JMeter Test Fragments

Posted by Itay Mendel

By default, JMeter scripts tend to be complex! But there are some great solutions that can help you. JMeter offers test fragmenting to minimize the amount of code in scripts and make them easier to maintain. It also allows you to add various modules to tests, in which they can be run on the same file. To make this process smoother, Blazemeter also supports test fragmenting, and provides a feature that enables multiple colleagues to collaborate by sharing folders that include the test fragments created in JMeter.  

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Web-Scale App Developers Need to Think About Scale and Load: 5 Guidelines, Part 2

Posted by Yochai Blumenfeld

In my previous blog post, I covered 3 important ways to ensure web-scalability via proper memory allocation, log sprawl, and open user session management. In this post, I will continue my exploration into web-scalability and focus on what to do if your database can’t hold all of your application’s request connections, as well as how to handle a high volume of http requests per second or minute.  

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AWS re:Invent 2014 Summary: Integration, Migration and Performance

Posted by admin

It was a privilege to sponsor the monumental AWS re:Invent conference this year.   We view our product and services as integral parts of the cloud industry, which is undoubtedly led by the Amazon cloud. Over the three day conference, we learned that the market has matured to the point where Amazon can confidently announce that the cloud has become the new normal.  

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5 Tips to Create a Performance Optimized Front-End for Your Website

Posted by Gilad Peleg

Website development has come a long way in the past decade. Ten years ago there were only a limited number of references regarding how websites should be built, and many open questions, such as: Which tools should be used? Where should websites be deployed? What is “deployment”? What are my hosting options? How do I manage different website versions?  

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