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17 essential skills for growing web performance engineers

Performance engineering as a discipline goes back several decades. I’ve heard firsthand accounts of testing and optimization of software from the 1960s. Still, much of what we practice today has built up in the last twenty years or so, since the first generation of commercial performance testing tools started appearing. It can be hard to describe […]

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Mobile load testing: The next phase in mobile testing

I was at the O’Reilly Velocity and STPCon performance/testing conferences recently, where I spoke about a process you can follow to develop a testing plan for your mobile app. This process is based on gathering information that you need in order to: Know your users Know your app Know your matrix Know your devices Know your performance Know […]

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Back room web performance testing lab

Recently, I’ve been spending many days on-site with one of SOASTA’s long time partner/customers, Erick Leon — Office Depot’s resident performance engineering guru — as Office Depot continues its evolution towards the next phase of digital transformation: digital performance management (DPM). Naturally, over the years that we’ve worked together, Erick and I have shared stories of our mutual journeys in […]

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