Whitepapers

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 »

eCommerce Best Practices: How Web and Mobile Performance Optimizes Conversion and User Experience

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How can retailers ensure a consistently high-performance experience for growing numbers of users – even during peak seasons/events? How do you keep people coming back, consuming content, using services, spending money, and sharing with friends?  Read the eCommerce Best Practices whitepaper to learn how you e-retailers can directly improve the user experience and increase engagement and… Read more »

Principles of Continuous Integration

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In order to be able to deliver functional and operational improvements quickly, frequently and safely, software providers need to minimize the risk of change. Software risk manifests itself as complexity and waste. Continuous integration can help reduce both and, as a result, can significantly compress the development lifecycle. Read the Principles of Continuous Integration Whitepaper… Read more »

Continuous Integration Tools

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The Principles of Continuous Integration white paper introduced key elements of effective continuous integration for mobile development. In order to reap the speed and quality benefits promised by Continuous integration, it’s important to understand and apply these practices.  Continuous integration depends on the proper use of tools. Automation is critical to reducing waste and to… Read more »

The Top 10 Tips to Improve Web Application Performance

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In labs around the world, development and testing teams face relentless pressure to ensure the software they create can deliver the uncompromising performance that users expect and demand. And in many organizations, that can encompass a globally distributed operation, requiring worldwide collaboration throughout the entire software development lifecycle. That’s why it’s essential to performance-test your applications… Read more »

Strategies for Seasonal Readiness

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Seasonal traffic doesn’t just mean holiday traffic. For some companies, the start of the academic semester or summer holidays might trigger a traffic spike. For some, it may be a monthly or daily deal. Because you know when your seasonal peaks happen, you can plan for them. However, being prepared for seasonal traffic is not… Read more »

Gartner 2013 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 2013 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 »

IDC MarketScape: Worldwide Cloud Testing and ASQ SaaS 2012-2013 Vendor Analysis

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Discover why IDC named SOASTA a leader in Worldwide Cloud Testing This report discusses the landscape of Worldwide Cloud Testing and Automated Software Quality (ASQ) solutions. Against a backdrop of an economy that remains volatile, enterprises are demanding efficient access to software quality and deployment to maintain their competitive edge. This report provides: In-depth vendor… Read more »

Guide for Real User Measurement in the Workplace

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There is a strong correlation between page load time and human behavior. If users cannot engage quickly with sites and apps, their user experience suffers and they will take their business elsewhere. While the focus on the back end (server) is on stability and scalability, 80 to 90 percent of page load time is spent… Read more »

Mobile Test Labs

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In a market where users see new updates pushed out every 48 hours, the landscape for mobile application development and testing is seeing profound change. Today, developers need a development/testing methodology that works hand-in-hand with a mobile specific infrastructure to accelerate development, improve testing coverage, and reduce costs. SOASTA responds to this new mandate in… Read more »

Best Practices for Performance Testing eCommerce Web and Mobile Applications

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Retailers competing in the high-pressure world of ecommerce have many challenges: not only do they need to provide an interesting and compelling shopping experience; they need to make that experience fast and reliable. A company’s online presence has become as important as a physical store, and for some the online store is their only sales… Read more »

Aberdeen Report: First Class Mobile Application Performance Management

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In this report, Aberdeen looks at how tools are evolving to make mobile applications first class APM citizens and also analyze how businesses are working to manage and improve performance for their mobile application infrastructure and look at what the most successful organizations are doing to achieve their results. Download Whitepaper

Guide to Continuous Mobile App Testing

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Nearly every company involved in technology has a strategy to release apps or web sites optimized for mobile devices. The surge in mobile app development has brought a new set of challenges that engineering teams need to overcome in order to keep up with this rapid rate of growth. This white paper discusses challenges specific… Read more »

Top 10 Decision Criteria for a Web and Mobile Application Testing Platform

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This white paper, authored by software system performance and software testing systems thought leader Scott Barber, addresses your rights to organize and champion change within your IT or development group. Barber’s observations encourage people to see the Cloud Testing Bill of Rights as a series of revisions to commonly accepted software development practices and encourages… Read more »

8 Common Myths About Performance Testing in Production

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Misconceptions can often keep companies from exploring the possibilities of performance testing. This can lead to de facto outsourcing that testing to your end users with negative consequences. Read this report to find out the 8 common myths of performance testing. Learn how to gain the confidence and background needed to develop production testing strategies…. Read more »

Four Performance Testing Work-Arounds That You Must Stop Using.

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Performance testing is often as much an art as a science. Traditionally, performance testing operates within such significant constraints that testers rely on incomplete data collected in isolated test labs, sophisticated mathematical models, past experience and gut instinct to make their predictions. This remains true even when using automated testing tools. The reality is that… Read more »

Five Strategies for Performance Testing Mobile Applications

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Mobile technology is simply ramping up faster than other technologies have in the past – it may well be the fastest technology adoption curve in history. And this has important implications for your business model. You’ve got to be fast to market, but also prepared for rapid adoption. If your application performs poorly, or fails… Read more »

Strategy and Approach for Cloud Testing of Production Applications

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Performance testing for Web and mobile applications is critical, yet the “dirty little secret” in the Web world is that applications are rarely performance tested. Testing in production is a required component of any performance methodology that aims to achieve the highest confidence possible. This white paper discusses the three most frequently discussed topics about… Read more »