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How Gaming Companies Can Ensure a Successful Launch

  Gaming companies can ensure a successful launch by having the necessary infrastructure to handle client demands. Gamers are often eager to get their hands on the product as soon as possible—so a business that can’t provide the product because their online infrastructure is too weak to handle the demand will spoil their community’s goodwill. […] Continue reading

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Opening the Lines of Communications through New Messages Feature

Today, we are excited to announce new capabilities for Apica WebPerformance based on customer engagement and feedback. During these customer conversations, we found that those using the tool – whether a business owner or IT – wanted a more streamlined tool to communicate about application performance issues, downtime and the status of various projects. The […] Continue reading

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Clogging the Continuous Delivery Pipeline: A Look at Top Bottlenecks

Continuous Delivery is an appealing approach, allowing rapid application updates, so end users get features and fixes as soon as they’re ready. Developers, for their part, can fix and push updates to address bug reports almost as quickly as they come in. However, the process is not foolproof. A recent Enterprise Management Associates (EMA) survey […] Continue reading

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5 Mobile Development Pitfalls

The mobile web is going through an exciting growth phase as consumers and businesses shift their interests toward the “second screen.” Even the media is taking notice of the trend: Forbes declared 2015 the “Year of the Mobile Web.” If your business isn’t treating mobile web and app development as a priority, now’s the time […] Continue reading

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How Reliable Is Your Cloud?

Businesses that depend on cloud services live or die by the stability and availability of those platforms. Reliable cloud services are an essential part of employee workflow and sales cycles for businesses across the globe—and any downtime is a waste of money on both idle workers and missed sales opportunities. A stable cloud service is […] Continue reading

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The New ZebraTester Community Goes Live

We’re excited to announce a new online ZebraTester Community available to all but focused on ZebraTester user needs and interests. Apica’s Daniel Freij is dedicated to fostering and facilitating communication among participating ZebraTester users. It’s easy to sign up at https://community.zebratester.com/ Site topics currently fall into seven areas: News – hear the latest product updates […] Continue reading

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Configuring and Adjusting Google Protocol Buffer Load Tests

Web and cloud applications need more than just good programming to run: The server infrastructure needs to have enough resources to handle the requests of every concurrent user. Inadequate infrastructure can lead to sluggish performance—or even total failure, if too many users push data at the same time. Load testing is a process that involves […] Continue reading

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Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling

Development teams need to be aware of how well their web application server platforms are able to keep up with the demands of a constantly increasing number of users accessing services. The load testing experts at Apica recently took on a project addressing the issue of “how much power” a business’s cloud implementation needs to […] Continue reading

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Load Testing with Google Protocol Buffer (protobuf) Messages

The ZebraTester program is filled with useful load test management tools for Google Protocol Buffer, or protobuf, messages. The mechanism not only helps streamline the load testing process, but also provides insight into the results that can be used to help improve the platform, troubleshoot errors, and identify inefficiencies. About Protocol Buffers Protobuf is a […] Continue reading

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Performance Testing IoT: A New Challenge in Testing

Performance Testing Tools are an Essential Component of Testing in the IoT Age Internet of Things devices are exploding in use, creating new business opportunities and putting a smarter spin on old solutions. These new devices don’t always fit into the conventional use-case mold software developers are accustomed to working with: they present a range […] Continue reading

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