Category Archives: Testing

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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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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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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Keyword Checks and Database Inserts

In my first blog post for FTL Metrics, I want to cover the importance of keyword checks and database inserts as they apply…
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A Different Take on Amazon’s Prime Day

Yesterday, Amazon had its second annual “Prime Day”, and like last year there were a lot of problems for customers, potential customers and…
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