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What to Think About Before Migrating to the Cloud

Migrating applications to the cloud offers incredible opportunities that can make your business more versatile and efficient. Collaboration is often easier with the cloud, for example, and it can make disaster recovery a breeze. However, the cloud isn’t necessarily the right choice for every application. Is your team thinking of shifting your application to a […] Continue reading

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Testing in the Cloud

The world is moving to the cloud and it’s making sense for growing ecommerce sites to move off of their hardware and into the virtual space.  The cloud makes it possible to increase your infrastructure on demand, even automatically, to keep up with the demands put on your website.  Virtual space may be a breakthrough […] 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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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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Components for Testing Software Quality

Testing software quality is an essential part of the development process that includes work before and after the software’s release. Software quality testing is like a more robust form of software debugging—where the development team is concerned with how well the program works as opposed to whether it works. The process not only examines end […] Continue reading

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Understanding Security and Dependability for SOAP and REST

Overview on APIs Application Programming Interfaces are a vital part of what makes business communication operate efficiently and securely in an online environment. APIs establish guidelines for software communication and operation. Without APIs, software would use wildly different methods to accomplish the same goals, requiring programmers to learn a whole new set of rules for […] Continue reading

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5 Ways to Better Identify and Eliminate Application Failure Points

Failure points—places in an application’s infrastructure, network or API where errors typically occur—can be the downfall of good code. Whether your team is plagued by common failure points or you’re working out complicated bugs, these points can be frustrating, time-consuming, and even expensive if extensive downtime is incurred. Here are five ways to identify and eliminate […] Continue reading

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Apica Integrates with AWS CodePipeline, the Continuous Delivery and Release Automation Service from Amazon Web Services (AWS), to Offer AWS CodePipeline Users a Built-In, Automated Testing Solution

  We are excited to announce that AWS CodePipeline users will now be able to take full advantage of Apica LoadTest’s powerful automated testing capabilities from within the AWS CodePipeline dashboard! AWS CodePipeline automates the application build, test, and release process, allowing for fast and reliable application updates. With Apica on AWS CodePipeline, developers can […] Continue reading

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Onward and Upward: Scaling Your Website into the Future

Scaling Your Website into the Future   Whether you’re a budding company or you’ve just launched a new website, chances are you’ll start experiencing steady increases in site traffic as you expand your business. You may be equipped for a few dozen customers now, but what happens when you reach thousands or (ideally) hundreds of […] Continue reading

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Testing Cloud with Cloud: Performance Testing Cloud-Based Applications

Cloud Applications Require Cloud-Based Performance Testing Cloud computing provides “computing” as a utility, transforming IT services. Both the software and hardware landscape have changed in a big way — and will continue to change — based on the requirements of Cloud infrastructure and its increasing popularity. Cloud computing can offer more agility for both software […] Continue reading

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