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High Traffic Surges Got Your Website Down? Here’s Why

5/30/19 / by Martin Larsen posted in Customer Experience, Load testing, load testing tools, Black Friday, Performance Test Tool, Performance testing, intelligent automation, ecommerce, Retail

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A surge in traffic is in many ways a dream for any website. After all, more traffic means more customers and more sales.

However, you can sometimes do your job too well when your successful marketing campaign brings surges of traffic, causing your website or app to slow down and even crash. There’s nothing more heartbreaking than seeing your website or app fail just when you have the most to gain.

Most blogs and articles just state traffic-induced crashes as something that can happen. But if you don’t understand how high traffic crashes a website or app, how can you expect to avoid the problem?

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Effortless Performance Testing with Eggplant Performance 9.0

12/18/18 / by Gareth Smith posted in Load testing, Performance testing, artificial intelligence, intelligent testing, Eggplant AI, model-based testing

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Performance testing just got a lot easier.

While delivering quality at scale is essential, simply setting up a performance test can be a challenging and time-consuming exercise, and then you need to analyze it. So, despite its importance, performance testing is not commonly used during development cycles.

“Effortless Performance Testing” in Eggplant Performance 9.0 changes all that, with a simple-to-use load testing capability that re-uses your existing Eggplant AI assets. So you can now run performance load tests on your system with no technical knowledge and no coding.

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Three Essentials for Your Website's Peak Trading Period

11/6/18 / by Alex Painter posted in Load testing, Performance testing, website performance, Real Customer Insights

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Many website owners are gearing up for their busiest time of year, with preparations well under way for the pre-Christmas rush.

Part of this means making sure the website is up and running throughout the peak period.

But it’s not just about availability.

Here are some essential steps to help you make sure your website delivers the best possible experience when it matters most.

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How Ticket Sales Broke Barriers for Glastonbury 2019

10/11/18 / by Alex Painter posted in Load testing, User Experience, Performance testing, synthetic monitoring, website performance, Monitoring Insights

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Glastonbury remains the most in-demand UK festival so it’s no longer a surprise to see the website crash on mainstream ticket-release day. The 2019 event sold out in 30 minutes, with a record number of people trying to buy tickets.

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Deliver Faster User Journeys and Better Conversions on Black Friday

7/2/18 / by Alex Painter posted in Load testing, Real User Experience, Performance testing, user journey, real user monitoring, Digital Performance Management, synthetic monitoring

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While it may seem like a distant prospect, Black Friday is coming and retailers are busy preparing for the busiest shopping period of the year. The holiday season is normally a busy time for us too, as we start carrying out performance tests on retail sites to get an idea of how they’ll behave when unprecedented visitor numbers put systems under equally unprecedented strain.

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Valentine’s Day: the Worst Day to Break Up with Your Customers

2/21/18 / by Alex Painter posted in Load testing, Performance testing, website performance, Monitoring Insights

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Love it or hate it, Valentine’s Day is big business.

It’s hard to avoid the ads, the promotions and the special offers, all dedicated to getting us to part with our hard-earned cash in return for some romantic gesture or other.

Away from the high-street stores, the restaurants and the garage forecourts, many consumers were doing their Valentine’s Day shopping online

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Performance Testing for Success during Peak

12/12/17 / by Alex Painter posted in Load testing, User Experience, Performance testing, website performance

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Welcome to the second in our short series of updates on the services we’ve been improving and delivering during 2017.

Last week, we saw how Grace used the Performance Analyzer API to build performance KPIs into the development and release process. This week, meet John, who’s doing a lot better than he was this time last year……

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Can You Handle the Load?

11/22/17 / by Antony Edwards posted in cross-platform, Load testing, User Experience, Performance testing, User experience testing

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In the past few weeks, I’ve been getting daily emails about early access to retailers’ Black Friday and Cyber Monday sales. Which got me thinking about two things: one, I hope retailers are prepared for the even earlier onslaught of online traffic, and two, the high stakes for site performance on the two busiest shopping days of the year.

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Black Friday - can your website handle it?

11/8/16 / by Tom Miseur posted in Cyber Monday, Load testing, Real User Experience, Test automation, Black Friday, Performance Test Tool, Performance testing, Web Performance

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It's that time of year again! Despite its questionable origins, Black Friday and the rush to find fantastic deals online doesn't seem to be slowing down at all... but can the same be said about your eCommerce website?

Black Friday, and, lest we forget the potentially more relevant Cyber Monday, are two very important dates for online retailers seeking to maximize profits. Site downtime has the potential to wipe millions of dollars off profits, especially if that downtime lands during the peak of the rush. However, outright downtime is not the only thing retailers should worry about.

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Getting started with performance testing: Round two!

5/24/16 / by Elizabeth Simons posted in automated testing, Load testing, load testing tools, Performance testing tool, Test automation, Testing tool, Performance testing, Software load testing, software testing, Testing

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Some of you may have attended our “Getting Started with Performance Testing” webinar a couple of weeks ago. The event was such a success, we’re doing it again! For those of you who missed it, make sure to sign up for the next session here. In the meantime, I’ll give you a taste:

In this webinar, we will run through the basics of performance testing. For a lot of folks just introducing test automation into their company (or even those who are already doing functional test automation), performance and load testing can be daunting.

To help alleviate the stress and clarify some first steps, we decided to run this webinar to help break down the basics for getting started. Steps for getting started include planning and preparation, test architecture, constraints, test creation/ recording, execution, and results.

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