All about Continuous Testing, DevOps, JMeter, and more!
This is a guest blog post by Micah Knox, Software Architect and CTO of Employee Assessment Delivery Platform SonicAssess, a new service designed to assess the talents and leadership capabilities of employment candidates. To ensure the platform would be able to cope with extremely high traffic loads, Micah validated its performance by running tests before its release.
Automated testing allows you to detect errors instantly and deliver software rapidly throughout the Continuous Integration (CI) process.
If you were to make a list of factors that could bring your web and/or mobile apps to a screeching halt, bathing suits aren't the first thing that spring to mind! However, this is exactly what brought down Target a few days ago.
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:
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
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)
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.
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!