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Google Analytics RealTime Integration

In Apica Synthetic Monitoring we can show you how your site has been performing at any given time. We can show you a plethora of metrics including Response time and DOM complete. With this data you know if your site is performing to your standards or if it is failing. A failing site means that […] Continue reading

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Advanced Load Balancing Testing Using Scripted Synthetic Monitoring

Creating a well-crafted website that’s popular with the everyday user is just like creating a great roller coaster. It has to be able to handle unexpectedly large crowds, the experience has to be one that brings users back time and again, and it has to simply run – no slowdowns, no hiccups and please, oh […] Continue reading

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AWS Load Testing Project Questions

This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set […] Continue reading

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Testing the Waters at STARWEST 2016

As a Platinum sponsor, we’ve got high hopes for STARWEST 2016 in Anaheim this year. We looked at the schedule and it’s full of information and sessions related to DevOps, load testing, and everything Apica as a company stands behind to ensure companies maintain a high-speed, well-run website. During the pre-conference program, we came across […] Continue reading

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Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning

This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address […] Continue reading

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Best Practices: Continuous Development, Continuous Integration Environment

Continuous Development, Continuous Integration (CI/CD) is the new paradigm for creating and improving web applications. Ongoing development and use of incremental changes that can be rolled back easily in case of problems has proven to be an effective way of advancing the attractiveness and usability of websites. The only way for this method to work […] Continue reading

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Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5-part blog post series. Read part 1 here Apica’s Amazon Cloud Platform project set out to address “how much power” a company’s web application cloud implementation needs to run applications smoothly. This project uses virtual users with user scenarios created by Apica ZebraTester in a load test generated by Apica […] Continue reading

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Handicapped by Tools without Performance Management

Video game developers spend a lot of time testing and retesting their software. They check for playability, look for where the game doesn’t play right and spend a lot of development cycles creating engaging graphics and stories. All this is necessary because the playing public is critical of a bad experience and without testing, development […] Continue reading

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Load Testing Reflections: Final Notes on Scaling, Capacity Planning, and Bottlenecks

This is blog post #5 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning Blog post 4: AWS Load Testing Project Questions Load testing is an indispensable tool […] Continue reading

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Testing Hybrid Systems and APIs

Not so long ago, having a website to support your business was cutting-edge and gave you a significant advantage over your competition. Now eCommerce is the order of the day for a large percentage of enterprises and those who are not online may not be able to survive.  This situation makes it critical that enterprises […] Continue reading

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