Category Archives: Performance

Macy’s Website had Issues on Black Friday

From all appearances, Macy's website was unable to support the number of shoppers that visited this Black Friday. A number of different messages…
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Multiple Scripts: Balancing Realism with Complexity and Effort

One way that you can make your performance tests more realistic is to run multiple scripts at the same time - forming one…
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All sites should make an effort to optimize performance

There are steps that can be taken to make sure your site is performing optimally.  Improvements can always be made. As an example:…
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When is it too late to run pre-holiday testing?

For those needing to test their sites/applications in anticipation of the upcoming holiday spike, the window of opportunity is rapidly closing (I am…
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Start Your Performance/Load Testing Early!

If you know that there is an event coming up that will increase traffic to your website, it is best to begin testing…
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Home Page Optimization

A “best practice” calls for making your company’s home page as lightweight as possible.  Your home page is often the first contact that…
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Why You Must Run Performance Tests Repeatedly and Regularly

I have run hundreds of load tests in the last few years. The majority of customers run tests only once or twice a…
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Parameterizing Performance Tests

The ability to parameterize a load test has a direct impact on the validity of your test results. The fact that many people…
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Analyzing Data

Most load testing tools collect exhaustive information for each load test run. Traditionally (if we can say that about load testing), you needed…
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Performance Testing Defined

At its most basic, load testing is the act of generating traffic against a site.  The site’s response is measured, and a report…
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