Archive for the Performance Testing Category

Performance Testing Custom Salesforce Deployments

For organizations using and customizing Salesforce, performance testing can be very difficult—and frustrating. In addition to not having any control over third-party app servers and their loads, organizations must meet restrictions imposed by Salesforce to reduce the impact on other customers. Performance test plans also require advance

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Testing as a Service: a Modern Approach for a Critical Need

The increasing dominance of web and mobile applications is increasing complexity for organizations—and the software teams charged with ensuring application functionality and quality. The number of critical business functions processed via a browser or mobile device is escalating, the pace of updates is accelerating, and inaccurate results,

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It’s Late 2016, What’s the New Rule for Performance Test Environments?

This question was passed around internally last week: “Does anyone on this distribution list have a list of good reasons why a test environment should approximate that of production to provide accurate test results in lieu of using a cheaper, smaller test environment and math to estimate

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Performance Testing: Balancing Customer Experience and Company Reality

When a company rolls out applications to the public or internal customers, the goal is for the end-user experience to make an impression that will compel the user to return. Part of that experience for the user is getting through their tasks quickly, without error and at

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Quality in the Application Development Lifecycle: Good Is No Longer Good Enough

As most of us know, or at least have heard, user expectations for applications are at an all-time high. For mobile and web applications, they border on astronomic. Yet, many companies are still failing to achieve the quality that users expect. Often, consumer application developers are caught

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Performance Assessment – Collaboration

Learn to Collaborate Communication breakdown is not unique to IT. Somehow, most IT organizations create towers. Maybe this happens to reduce the number of status meeting or to allow for a tree-shaped management chain. When leadership creates these separate teams, the intention is not to prevent the

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A VuGen Solution for Timing HTTP Redirects

When performance testing demonstrates a bottleneck in an integration that is seamless to the end user, how do you pinpoint where the problem lies? On a recent project, I was asked to test the addition of a survey hosted at a third-party site. Once the user completed

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Accounting for How the Network Impacts End-User Experience

I recently spoke with a company that had certain customers reporting unacceptable response times for a new application that had just rolled out. The reports were coming from different locations around the country. The application in question was critical enough to the business that an investigation was

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Mobile Applications: Challenges from Development to Production

Many companies are struggling to balance time-to-market demands for mobile applications while still providing the performance and functionality end users desire. The mobile application lifecycle adds more complexities and unknowns than traditional applications, which only adds to the challenge. In order to be successful, processes need to

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Creating HPE SiteScope Variables for Custom Templates

HPE SiteScope is a great tool to use when there is a need to monitor your testing environment. Using variables within custom templates help to speed up the deployment process. HPE SiteScope template variables are place holders for monitor settings to be used within templates. In order

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