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Get Started with CloudTest Lite for Load Testing

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Whether you are a developer or seasoned tester, SOASTA’s CloudTest Lite is the fast, free, yet powerful solution that enables load testing from an early stage throughout the development cycle, even into production.

Join us for a live or recorded webinar SOASTA’s expert Performance Engineers will provide techniques for effectively and efficiently using CloudTest Lite for load testing.

Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Quickly build tests with CloudTest’s visual test creation tools
  • Customize, compose, and run simple to complex test scenarios
  • Analyze test results in real-time through interactive, integrated dashboards

Bonus segments may cover:

  • Running large-scale tests in the cloud
  • Generating mobile traffic for your load testing
  • Techniques and features for production testing
  • API and database testing

Get Started with TouchTest Lite for Mobile Test Automation

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Whether you are a seasoned developer or newbie tester, SOASTA’s TouchTest Lite offers you the only mobile functional test automation that works with incredible precision, on real devices, for always-available mobile app testing.

Join us for a live webinar where SOASTA test engineers will cover the basics to help you run your first TouchTest.

Topics include:

  • Making your mobile app testable
  • Capture, compose & edit tests that include precision gestures
  • Setting validations on text, image, partial image and other critical app elements
  • Test execution, device performance measurement & reporting

Get Started with mPulse for Real User Measurement

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Capturing real-user measurement (RUM) information from your web site can seem like a daunting task.  SOASTA’s mPulse Lite solves this with a lightweight and easy-to-implement solution that can start monitoring your production web sites in minutes.

Join us for a live webinar where our mPulse consultants will provide guidance and techniques for:

  • Deploying mPulse Lite quickly and effectively
  • Extending your mPulse Lite deployment using Page Groups to identify the most critical business components of your site
  • Using the fully interactive mPulse dashboards to analyze your site for performance issues and business-critical information

 Bonus segments may cover:

  • Why percentiles and time windows are critical
  • Establishing SLAs and objective settings
  • Large scale environments

Past Webinars

What Top Retailers Know About Web & Mobile App Performance and User Experience

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Companies who depend on ecommerce know that poor performance frustrates users and costs them business. Yet, a surprising number still rely on antiquated testing and monitoring approaches that provide incomplete views and a false sense of security.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • The risks companies face using tools and techniques built for a “smaller web”
  • How the cloud removes barriers of time and scale for performance testing
  • The role of real time analytics to align teams around User Experience
  • To use Real User Measurement drives development and testing
  • How the SOASTA platform delivers control, visibility and e-commerce confidence

Join SOASTA’s performance experts as they explore case studies of leading retailers and ecommerce companies who have replaced former approaches with cloud testing and real user measurement to realize a new level of confidence when traffic spikes.

Agile Load Testing in the Real World

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Recent and constant changes in technology have resulted in a transition from the traditional Center of Excellence model, to an agile development model, which has made its way into the mainstream and caused a shift in how testing, particularly performance testing, is done.

Join our Webinar to learn how a top tier manufacturer transformed their ability to deliver high quality projects, faster, by adapting their load testing to fit an agile development approach.

In this webinar you’ll learn:

  • Why you need to think differently about performance testing in an agile development environment
  • How to shift Performance Testing to the left in the development cycle
  • What adjustments to consider in your performance testing centers of excellence model
  • Technology platform considerations for faster, more collaborative load testing

Utopia Solutions Founder and CTO, Lee Barnes, will dive into tips and techniques for bringing effective performance testing to your agile organization. The SOASTA team will demonstrate how continuous, cloud-based testing makes it easier.

 

Real User Measurement: The Secret Weapon for Quality

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Real User Measurement (RUM) helps you to stop guessing about what to test. When you see where your users are, when they lose patience, their peak usage by the minute, and precise web and mobile traffic composition, you know exactly what to test.  SOASTA’s mPulse is RUM that is easy to implement and gives instant insight that will change your perspective of performance, monitoring and testing forever.

Performance experts Cliff Crocker and Buddy Brewer will walk thru the latest release of SOASTA’s mPulse and show how it helps companies see every user, every second, while providing critical information for more accurate testing.

In this webinar you’ll learn::

  • Rapid implementation and configuration for real user
  • Key Performance Indicators collected from real, live users
  • Building patterns and usage scenarios
  • Guiding better load and performance tests with mPulse information

See How Your Customers See You With mPulse

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In order to be customer focused you must measure your customers, and real user measurement (RUM) is the preferred way to measure your website’s speed from your customers’ perspective. SOASTA mPulse provides a complete and simple to implement solution that can start monitoring your production web site in minutes.

Attend this webinar and learn how to:

  • Capture 100% of the real user experience with no blind spots
  • Set rock solid goals that map directly to business objectives
  • Transform real user data into actions that improve the performance of your site

How VerbalizeIt Prepared for 700% Increase in Website Visitors

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VerbalizeIt, a human-powered translation platform for businesses, was selected to appear on the popular Shark Tank TV show. Launching a completely revamped website, and recognizing the opportunity to convert six million viewers into customers, VerbalizeIt turned to SOASTA for cloud testing to ensure that their technology held up under the heavy spike in traffic.

In this webinar, Kunal Sarda, COO of VerbalizeIt, will be discussing:

  • VerbalizeIt’s road to Shark Tank and SOASTA
  • How quickly they were able to test for the anticipated increase in Website Traffic
  • Samples of user scenarios and tests conducted
  • How web performance bottlenecks were uncovered and fixed

Don’t miss this important webinar on performance testing.

How to do Continuous Load Testing with CloudTest and Jenkins

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Two key challenges to continuous load testing are provisioning a test system to handle the load and accessing load generators to drive the traffic.

In this webinar from SOASTA & CloudBees, you will learn how to:

  • Build realistic automated web performance tests and run them in Jenkins
  • Architect and launch a test environment that auto-provisions in the cloud
  • Manage a load generation grid to drive load tests in a lights-out mode
  • Establish a performance baseline in your daily Jenkins reports

Don’t miss this important webinar on continuous performance testing.

How to Implement Continuous Testing for Optimal Mobile Performance

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Mobile moves fast.  Performance, from every perspective ranging from saturated public networks to device battery life, is what separates success from failure.

Testing and measuring mobile performance is a requirement in 100% of the companies who do business on the web today, and whether you are part of a mobile testing team or not, you need to understand what’s available to testers. Major technology advancements from Continuous Integration to real device testing to cloud computing are helping test teams keep up.  In this webinar, SOASTA experts will show you how you can take advantage of the biggest technology shifts in testing to optimize mobile app quality.

You will learn:

·  How to use leading free Continuous Integration platforms for agile mobile performance testing

·  How the cloud can help quickly and cost-effectively test for mobile scale into the millions of users

·  How to build real device test labs that continually validate user experience running precise gestures and collecting actual device performance

·  How real companies are testing for mobile and improving developer/tester collaboration with real data

How to Avoid Epic Web Failure…Lessons Learned from Healthcare.gov

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EpicFail

“This system just wasn’t tested enough, especially for high volumes,”

Web and mobile performance has become business critical in today’s world. Website failures are costly in terms of lost revenue and tarnished reputation. Quality user experience has taken center stage. Are you ready to deliver?

To help prepare for web traffic spikes associated with seasonal readiness, promotions or special online events, proper planning and execution is a must. This means that the combination of technology tools, implementation best practices and expertise needs to be carefully managed and optimized.

Since 2008, SOASTA has conducted tens-of-thousands of tests, and logged over a million hours in the cloud. During this time we have accelerated web and mobile testing with scale and affordability for the world’s leading brands.

During our upcoming webinar, we will share key SOASTA testing strategies needed to avoid epic web fails. They include the need to:

- Test continuously
- Test end-to-end
- And, test at scale

Join SOASTA experts Peter Galvin, SVP SOASTA Marketing and Brad Johnson, SOASTA VP Product Marketing as they share the best practices you need to follow to ensure your web and mobile apps are real-world ready. We will also show you how SOASTA’s industry leading CloudTest platform enables you to streamline and automate performance tests, so you can deliver quality user experiences every time.

Getting Started Load Testing with CloudTest Lite

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Whether you are a developer or seasoned tester, CloudTest Lite is the fast, free, yet powerful solution enabling testing from an early stage build process throughout the development cycle, even into production.

During this webinar, one of SOASTA’s expert CloudTest Engineers will provide techniques for effectively and efficiently using CloudTest Lite for load testing.

Topics include:

1. Quickly building tests with CloudTest’s visual test environment

2. Executing tests up to 100 simultaneous users

3. Analyzing tests with real-time analytics for actionable intelligence

Bonus Segment!

Learn how Dynamic Ramp can modify load levels on the fly

Top 10 Tips For Better Web Performance

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Web Performance Testing

To help you prepare for web traffic spikes associated with seasonal readiness, promotions or special online events, SOASTA has compiled a list of the top 10 performance tips you need to deliver world class web sites.  

Since 2008, SOASTA has conducted tens-of-thousands of tests, and logged over a million hours in the cloud.  During this time, we have optimized web and mobile sites of all sizes and scale, ranging from boutique online retailers to the world’s leading brands.

Some of the key areas we will address during the webinar include:

- Performance issues – How to find them

- Building an end to end test plan

- The importance of load balancing and code quality

Join renowned SOASTA performance experts Connie Quach and Mike Ostenberg as they share the critical issues you need to address to ensure your web and mobile apps are ready.   Connie and Mike will also show how SOASTA’s industry leading CloudTest platform enables you to streamline and automate performance tests, so you can deliver quality user experiences every time.

 

The Four Hats of Load and Performance Testing

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Performance testing may be the most critical function to assuring business success and continuity under unexpected application stress conditions. Professionals in this domain develop several key skills to model realistic workloads, develop robust scripts, monitor complex environments, and deliver actionable results.

In this webinar hear how good teams effectively utilize the skills associated with the four hats of performance testing:

  1. Business Analyst, for effective test planning
  2. Developer, for creating maintainable scripts
  3. Systems Engineer, to identify and configure resource monitors
  4. Data Analyst, to interpret and report results

Dan Downing, Managing Principal at Mentora, is a veteran performance tester, teacher, author, and presenter, with 30 years of enterprise testing expertise.  Join Dan and fellow test industry veteran, Brad Johnson, SOASTA’s VP of Product, as they explore these four key areas where skills and expert tools must intersect to deliver speed and quality in today’s fast moving companies.

About the presenters:

Dan Downing, Managing Principal, Application Testing, Mentora

Dan leads the Enterprise Application Performance Testing practice and serves as the principal consultant for quality assessments and large enterprise projects. He has 30 years technical and leadership experience as programmer, sales engineer, product manager, senior manager, and has led enterprise load testing projects for a variety of industries. Dan is widely regarded as a subject matter expert in load testing and created the 5-Steps of Load Testing methodology taught at Mercury Interactive. He is a frequent presenter at software quality conferences such as STAR, STPCon, and Workshop on Performance and Reliability for which he is one of the organizers. 

Brad Johnson, VP Product, SOASTA

Brad Johnson has been supporting testers since the turn of the last century as head of monitoring and test products at Compuware, Mercury Interactive and Borland. He joined the new school of testing in 2009 when he signed on with SOASTA to deliver cloud testing on the CloudTest platform to a skeptical and established software testing market. Now, with the experience of tens-of-thousands of tests and hundreds of companies embracing the cloud, and using the same for mobile test automation, he’s helping expand the horizons of testers everywhere.

Getting Started with TouchTest Lite

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Whether you are a seasoned developer or newbie tester, the TouchTest capabilities included with your free CloudTest Lite download offer the only mobile functional test automation solution that works with incredible precision, on real devices, for always-available mobile app testing. Join this webinar and learn the basics on how to run your first TouchTest.

In this webinar, SOASTA will cover how to:

  • Making your mobile app testable
  • Capture, compose & edit tests that include precision gestures
  • Setting validations on text, image, partial image and other critical app elements
  • Test execution, device performance measurement & reporting

Bonus Segment:

  • See how to create data driven tests

Performance Secrets of the Top 10 Internet Retailers

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Readiness preparations for the busiest online retail season of the year are well underway. As the quality advisor to the nation’s top retailers and a Gartner and IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA wants you to be 100% confident that your retail performance will meet expectations.

Join this SOASTA webinar to learn about commonly overlooked elements of retail performance plans.  And most importantly, how you still have time to make Holiday 2013 a success.

The SOASTA Tested Checklist includes best practices such as:

  • Establishing realistic performance baselines
  • Validating 3rd party services (CDNs, payment gateways, etc.)
  • Including mobile traffic in test scenarios (iOS, Android, other)
  • Testing from all key geographies
  • Stress tests that exceed “best case” scenarios over time
  • Spike testing to well beyond peak load for site killing traffic bursts
  • Endurance tests for distributed user load over time
  • Failover tests to assure continuity when hardware crashes

Dan Bartow, VP of Product Management

Dan, prior to joining SOASTA Dan was Sr. Manager of Engineering at Intuit for TurboTax Online and their e-commerce web properties. During the past decade he has been responsible for the performance of websites for many leading consumer brands. Dan has set multiple industry precedents including launching the world’s largest JBoss cluster and using more than 2,000 cloud computing cores to generate load against a live website. He is credited with authoring the industry’s first testing in production methodology.

 

Brad Johnson, VP Product, SOASTA

Brad joined SOASTA’s cloud testing pioneers in January 2009.  His former roles as head of test and monitoring products at Compuware, Mercury Interactive and Borland prepared him well to disrupt the skeptical and established software testing market with updated approaches and technologies for web and mobile testing.

 

5 Top Mistakes Testers Make with Mobile Test Automation

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Mobile test automation requires stability, precision and repeatability to deliver value and instill confidence.

SOASTA’s latest release of TouchTest benefits from over 2 years of constant customer feedback and development. During this time, Fred Beringer and the SOASTA Professional Services team have worked with customers all over the world and seen many approaches.

Join this special webinar and learn the TOP 5 mistakes we see as companies adopt Mobile Test Automation.

Without giving too much away, topics covered will be:

  • Determining the best way to determine and set validations
  • Building the most robust and change-resistant tests
  • Keeping up with rapid development
  • Covering end-to-end risks inherent to mobile apps

How to avoid these mistakes will be illustrated with the new release of TouchTest, but what you learn will be applicable to any mobile automation effort!

Adopting Cloud Testing for Continuous Delivery, with the premier global provider of IT market research

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IDC, the premier global provider of IT market research, and SOASTA, an IDC industry leader in cloud testing know that maintaining leadership means moving quickly to outpace the competition.  Both IDC and SOASTA work with clients to realize the benefits that cloud computing brings to delivering high quality, rapidly deployable web and mobile applications.

Join them in this webinar where you will hear:

IDC speak on:

  • Perspectives on the state of cloud computing for agile web and mobile development
  • Market dynamics and maturity around the cloud and cloud testing
  • Recommendations for getting started with cloud testing

SOASTA speak on:

  • The business drivers for cloud and virtualization
  • Customer goals of using and implementing cloud testing
  • The road to implementing cloud testing in a continuous integration model
  • Case studies of customer cloud testing success

SOASTA’s services and technology will be highlighted and demonstrated as a solution for continuous web and mobile testing as utilized by the Paychex team.

Who Should Attend?

  • Senior IT Management
  • Development and QA Executives and Directors
  • Performance team leads and engineers
  • Test Automation leads and engineers
  • Mobile Development and Testing team leads and engineers

You Can Build an App for the Cloud – But Will It Scale and Please Users?

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Cloud veterans Tom Lounibos, CEO of SOASTA, and Bernard Golden, VP Enterprise Solutions at Dell/Enstratius, know that cloud computing helps companies deliver reliable Web and mobile application performance.  Are you confident that your backend will scale to meet business needs? And, do you know what users will experience as demand increases?

Join this conversation between Tom and Bernard as they discuss the market changes driving cloud-based solutions and how to manage and deliver high-quality user experience for customers of all sizes.

Tom and Bernard will explore:

  • How mobile has changed how we build, test and deploy an app today
  • Why today’s user expectations require companies to move to next-gen architectures and operations
  • The reasons cloud is a prime choice for mobile deployment
  • How cloud management systems enable highly reliable and scalable mobile applications
  • Why quality of user experience is the glue between Development and Operations

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Who Should Attend?

  • Senior IT management
  • Development and QA Directors
  • Datacenter Directors and Managers
  • System Administrators
  • DevOps Leaders

Speakers:

Tom Lounibos, CEO, SOASTA

Bernard Golden, Vice President of Enterprise Solutions, Dell/Enstratius

 

About SOASTA and Dell/Enstratiu

The SOASTA CloudTest Platform is the world’s largest platform for testing the performance of Web and mobile apps at scale.  CloudTest allows testing teams to execute performance tests in the cloud with unparalleled speed and agility.

Dell/Enstratius helps customers manage their cloud infrastructure by providing governance, business agility, and the choice of clouds and tools that best suit their needs.  Customers are easily able to deploy and manage enterprise-class applications in public, private, and hybrid clouds.

Does Your Website Have What It Takes?

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Meeting Description:

Did you know that over half of today’s online consumers will abandon a website after waiting only 3 seconds for a page to build?

Did you know that a 1 second delay in load page time can yield negative consequences resulting in loss of conversations, fewer page views, a decrease in customer satisfaction and a loss in sales?

Delivered by the IDC Cloud Testing Leader, SOASTA, will be illustrating how this can be changed with some unique products and practices. SOASTA, whose CloudTest is used by hundreds of companies to assure web and mobile users are delivered the best experience under extreme traffic demands, will be imparting critical tips for optimizing the performance of your websites.

Led by Dan Bartow, SOASTA’s CloudTest product leader and expert, who has tested some of the largest websites on the planet such as: Intuit, Target, Walmart and many others. Dan will share valuable CloudTest tips and techniques. He’ll show how to:

•Include mobile traffic and real devices in your tests
•Distribute geographic load using the cloud
•Run performance tests in live production
•Control live tests with Dynamic Ramp and other new features
•Plug into HP Quality Center for test management
•View real-time performance metrics from mobile devices to back-end services
•Explore options from free usage to turnkey services

Don’t miss this important how-to webinar and make sure your website is ready for anything your customers dish out.