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The Early Bird and Second Mouse — a QA Story

4/19/18 / by Russ Lott posted in App testing, User Testing, Performance testing, User experience testing

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This week, I'm making what many consider a life-altering, religious change. I’m switching from Android to an iPhone.

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Eggplant Acquires NCC Group’s Web Performance Division

3/28/18 / by JB Brockman posted in Performance testing, digital automation intelligence

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It’s always been our mission to empower our customers to create amazing digital experiences that delight users and drive business success. We introduced our Digital Automation Intelligence approach that disrupts testing as we know it and puts the user back at the center to test the true UX. And we expanded our Digital Automation Intelligence Suite to use artificial intelligence (AI), machine learning, and analytics to predict business and user impacts across different interfaces, platforms, and devices.

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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 Testing, 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 Testing, 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, Test automation, Black Friday, 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 test automation tools, Load testing, Test automation, Performance testing, software testing, Automation 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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