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3 Types of Load Testing Every Company Should Run

When the internet was first conceived, the idea was to be able to share information freely across distances. That idea never changed, but the numbers of users are much larger, the speeds are much faster and the amounts of data moved are orders of magnitude greater.  Every twelve to eighteen months, computers double their capabilities, […] Continue reading

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What’s Involved in a Performance Testing Process?

Performance testing is an invaluable tool for businesses to ensure their websites and applications are functioning quickly enough to maximize user engagement. According to an Amazon.com study, a 100ms delay in page load time can result in a 1 percent loss in sales. Unlike other tests, the goal of performance testing isn’t to find bugs, […] Continue reading

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Be Properly Prepared to Minimize the Impact of DDoS Attacks

Reports of aggressive DDoS attacks, also known as cyberattacks or overload attacks, are recurring topics in the news. These attacks shake up businesses and organizations — and their customers who are impacted in the end. Some people say that you can avoid DDoS attacks. That is not true. But, you can be prepared for them […] Continue reading

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Top 6 Reasons Organizations are Still Failing to Load Test

Load testing is an essential practice for any organization looking to keep its online platforms running as smoothly as possible. Load testing creates virtual users and runs them against an actual website or application to determine how well it performs under various traffic levels. This information can be used to identify efficiency problems within the […] Continue reading

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Helping Bring the Future into Focus at Akamai Edge 2016

We’re looking forward to joining 2,000 business leaders, technology partners, and DevOps enthusiasts at Akamai Edge this year from Oct 17-21st in San Francisco. Whether you’re looking to understand which industry trends to focus on, brush up on in-depth technical skills or learn how to use Akamai’s API’s, this conference has something for everyone. We […] Continue reading

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Stress Testing Restful APIs

API TESTING SERIES Your business can get a handle on how well its RESTful APIs are performing under demanding traffic situations without needing to configure complex tools found in other load tests. Load tests are still an essential part of understanding how your company’s website and applications perform, but it’s unnecessary to configure jMeter or […] Continue reading

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What is Server Monitoring?

Traditional server monitoring is performed by systems administrators who watch the performance of key server processes to ensure the health of a server deployment and who react to signs of servers that are starting to malfunction or get overwhelmed. That’s a pretty dry description of an activity so crucial to website operators that companies devote […] Continue reading

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A Simple Guide to Integrations with Apica Products

  Apica’s robust line of monitoring and load testing tools operate and gather additional performance information through integration with several leading platforms for easy access to a larger, more accurate data pool. With this system, which draws from multiple data sources and presents an easy-to-use interface, your business can make even better decisions for all […] Continue reading

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Integration Testing Process for Big Applications: Are Mocks/In-Memory Tests a Good Idea?

Integration testing examines if the parts of an application are able to communicate and function together—and if so, how well. There are many approaches to a successful integration test, but the commonly used “mocks/in-memory” testing method may not provide the same quality results that it does when working on the unit testing level. Developers may […] Continue reading

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AD Blocking? But Why?

We’ve all seen it and we’ve all hated it. Your web page begins to load and then, right in mid-load it stalls out. It’s not just a brief hiccup, you stare at half a page for an eternity while an ad loads. Get past that ad and then the next one starts. Pretty soon you […] Continue reading

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