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Load Testing Environment Six Tips for Building a Better Load Testing Environment

Building a realistic test environment is essential for the success of your load testing, but it is also a challenging task that can require resolving technological, organizational, and security issues. This article can serve as a roadmap for building a faster and more efficient load testing environment that leads to quicker deployments.

David (Dudu) Buch's picture David (Dudu) Buch
Bug Tracker Clean Up Your Bug Tracker and Keep Numbers Manageable

A good team likely is trained to consistently report defects as accurately and promptly as possible. This means that over time the bug backlog builds up, and looking for what bugs to fix starts to seem like searching for a needle in a haystack. The best way to keep your tracker under control is to improve the quality curve earlier.

Timothy Western's picture Timothy Western
Load Testing Cloud Load Testing and Sizing Considerations for the Cloud

When it comes to load testing in the cloud, going bigger is not always better. This article describes how organizations can utilize load testing to help right-size a production system being built in the cloud, allowing their project teams to build an ideal system that is not too small and under-performing for their needs and not too large and costly.

Don Prather's picture Don Prather
Performance Tester Avoid Becoming a Lonely Cowboy Performance Tester

In the Wild West movies, the cowboys do not typically have a lot of friends; they follow no rules but their own, and their way of settling an issue is by shooting each other. In the wild world of software performance testing, without the support from people around and above you, it will be impossible to get anything done. You don’t have to be a lonely cowboy.

Jun Zhuang's picture Jun Zhuang
Testing Economics Testing Economics

Everything we do has an economic impact because what we do has costs and benefits. Testing is about getting real feedback quickly, reducing wasteful testing activities, and putting a mirror in front of our applications. It becomes advantageous to understand the costs of these activities and direct the effort investment where it’s most beneficial.

Gil Zilberfeld's picture Gil Zilberfeld
Service Virtualization Service Virtualization for Testers

With service virtualization (SV), technology stands in for the manual efforts of testers or the simulators companies used to write. SV solutions aren’t simple bits of code that stand in for manual testing processes. They’re surprisingly powerful software tools that are self-learning. Jon Spencer explains how they work.

Jon Spencer's picture Jon Spencer
Crowdsourced Testing Using Your Own Crowd for Crowdsourced Testing

A company used crowdsourced testing as part of the testing process when redesigning its website. This testing employed internal resources to achieve the benefits of crowdsourced testing at a greatly reduced cost and provided the added benefit of getting company employees used to the new site. Read on for a review of the process.

Nels Hoenig's picture Nels Hoenig
Performance Testing Beyond Tools Getting Better at Performance Testing: Beyond Tools

Based on lessons learned over years of performance testing, Jun Zhuang came up with a list of suggestions that might help individuals or teams who are new to the craft. This article delves into why you should always start from the simple; be a meticulous and active observer; and be diligent and prepared.

Jun Zhuang's picture Jun Zhuang
System Maintenance The Future of System Maintenance

The role of the tester has changed significantly over the years. Allow your mind to wander and think about how it might continue to change. Imagine a world with increased transparency for code changes and more visibility of details. What could the future of system maintenance look like?

Joe DeMeyer's picture Joe DeMeyer
Performance Testing on a Budget Practical Performance Testing on Any Budget

Testing application performance prior to release is an essential part of managing risk in any software project. But the budget must be considered when talking performance testing; you want to know what it is going to cost to build and maintain a system that supports the project goals. However, there are ways to test the performance of your project while keeping the effort to a manageable set of tasks that get the job done without breaking the bank.

Stephen Gyves's picture Stephen Gyves

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