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Understanding the Performance Engineer

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Talented performance engineers can make a crucial difference in the ability of a website or mobile application to deliver timely,responsive services, transactions, and data. By following these principles and practices, companies can help ensure their performance engineering teams create the optimal balance between compelling user experience and proper performance. Get a closer look at what… Read more »

The 7 Steps to Pragmatic Mobile Testing

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The software-testing discipline continues to undergo seismic shifts from a variety of perspectives. What has traditionally been viewed as a tactical (though nonetheless important) exercise has evolved into strategic process. Previously, test engineers have executed suites of tests and produced pass/fail results that merely evaluate the performance of the software. But numerous facts are dramatically… Read more »

Real User Monitoring Best Practices

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Whether it’s revenue, customers, cart abandonment rates, bounce rates or session length – all of the major metrics of business success share one crucial commonality: performance. A speedy, responsive site is directly correlated with higher levels of visitor engagement and favorable user experience. Too often, however, the conversation about user engagement and experience gets bogged… Read more »

Why Digitally-Savvy Financial Institutions Are More Profitable

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Since 2008, the financial services industry landscape has changed – drastically. Customer loyalty? It’s fading fast. New competitors? They’re entering quickly and are here to stay. Customer expectations? They never stop rising. Budgets? Tighter than ever. As a result, the pressures to manage costs, improve efficiencies, and maximize return on equity – all within a… Read more »

Gartner 2014 Report: Magic Quadrant for Integrated Software Quality Suites

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Discover why Gartner positions SOASTA in the Leader quadrant for software quality. Gartner’s report for 2014 explores how the software testing market has been steadily maturing to deliver improved user success, but technology changes such as agile practices, mobile computing and cloud platforms can disrupt vendor evaluation for testers and test managers. This report provides:… Read more »

eCommerce Best Practices: Why Milliseconds Mean Mega-Dollars in Web Performance

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Seconds matter. In fact, it’s not overstating the case to claim that even the smallest delays can collectively translate into significant lost revenue. Milliseconds can mean mega-dollars. Whether it’s revenue, customer traffic, cart abandonment, bounce rate, or length of session, the correlations are consistent – speed is the number one feature of successful website because… Read more »