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The Super Bowl is behind us and the sports talk shows will now focus their attention on the few elite plays and players that made the difference. Our culture is passionate about recognizing the sensational and guilty of ignoring the foundational. To the uneducated, the Super Bowl was a competition between two quarterbacks but the […]

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Black Friday overtakes Cyber Monday for holiday traffic

At SOASTA, we’re in the unique and fortunate position to be able to access a massive amount of historical user experience data. We recently analyzed almost 100 billion beacons worth of mPulse data (representing more than 10 billion user experiences) gathered via our customers’ sites. In this post, I’m going to share our three most interesting […]

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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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Performance Testing Strategies for Seasonal Readiness [ebook]

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas — or at least Halloween — and we’re barely into October. And you know that as soon as the Halloween merchandise is off the shelves, it’ll be replaced for what for many retailers is the largest retail sales time of the year. Are you ready? Even if retail isn’t your business, […]

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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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