The Performance Beacon

The web performance, analytics, and optimization blog

Adrian Cockroft, chief architect at Netflix, recently posted a very interesting blog about how Netflix has begun to send “chaos monkeys” through their web applications for the sole purpose of creating performance issues. For those of you (non-testers) who are giggling right now, “monkey testing” is a pretty commonly used term in web application testing. […]

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An interesting discussion with a former LoadRunner Product Manager piqued my interest and triggered this post. The real trigger was this part: CloudTest (like others, including LoadRunner) is still just a testing solution and as such serves as a filter or gate-keeping function in the lifecycle. [attrib: Jim Duggan, Gartner]. I’m gonna disagree on that […]

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With the release of CloudTest Pro, SOASTA has reinforced a central theme of our Performance Test Methodology: expand your scope to include tried and true traditional methods of testing with the benefits of cloud testing: scale, speed, accuracy and flexibility.  CloudTest Pro makes it much easier to execute both internal and external testing without sacrificing […]

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With the release of CloudTest Pro, SOASTA’s customers now have direct access to one of my favorite capabilities as a SOASTA performance engineer: the CloudTest Grid. The CloudTest Grid continues our success in reducing the cost, complexity and time to results for performance testing websites and applications. Like any other engineer, a performance engineer needs […]

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