“Performance testing is only as accurate as the model you simulate – time invested in the requirements is time well spent” – Jason In terms of time and duration – most of the time is spent executing performance tests, but in terms of importance not enough onus is put into spending time investigating and confirming […]
The Core Performance Testing Lifecycle Good performance testing isn’t just about generating load onto the system; it’s about generating the correct load into a system and achieving accurate results. I view performance testing as a sub-project in its own right. A performance consultant should spend time elaborating and fleshing out the requirements; they should also […]
Performance testing is an umbrella term used for highly transactional types of tests. It is a general definition used to encapsulate Stress, Volume, Load, Soak, Spike and Failover testing to name a few. What follows is an attempt to define, in order of priority, the generalised importance of the different types of performance tests: Test Type: Benchmark […]
Performance Testing enables the testing of anticipated load and concurrency you would expect to encounter in the real world prior to release. Examples of this may be simulating thousands of hits on a site, checking it doesn’t crash and ensuring response time is acceptable. It may be non-concurrency related and actually involve checking a system […]
This blog is aimed at those that wish to understand performance testing, the aim is to impart practical information, guidelines and best practices in a no-nonsense way. After 15 years professional experience within the industry it still amazes me how many companies struggle to successfully implement a successful performance testing strategy…. Its all fairly straightforward, […]
I was recently asked a series of questions by a site and thought the answers would give a more in depth view of myself, here are the questions and answers: Q.What is your technical background? A. I learnt to program when I was 13 – it was a vic20, I then swiftly moved onto 6502 for the BBC micro. Uni […]
It’s a well-known fact that site speed is a critical ranking factor for organic search. One of the most-asked questions I receive is: How exactly does Google do this? Over the last year and a bit, I’ve done quite a bit of digging to get the answers. I thought it would be useful to start an FAQ-style repository for the answers.
Chinese shoppers are going online faster and spending more than any other nation, and nowhere is this more evident than in the luxury goods market. Yet overall, international brands are falling short of the mark. Here’s why, and why this matters to all site owners.