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What Types of Bugs Does API Testing Find?

API TESTING SERIES Application Programming Interface (API) testing, part of the integration testing process, aims to ensure APIs work optimally by identifying bugs in the programming that developers can fix. The process differs from other types of testing by functioning entirely on the data level of the application, ignoring issues like the GUI and ease of use. Bugs related to API testing […] Continue reading

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The 9 Best Web Performance Testing Conferences for 2017

Apica, US had a great time getting to know everyone who attended the various performance testing and industry-related events in 2016. We had a lot of questions asking which web performance testing events are the best, so we’ve developed a list for you. We plan to be at all of these events. See you there. […] Continue reading

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5 Important Alerts to Set Up for Website Monitoring

Website monitoring alerts are an incredibly helpful tool for keeping your business’s site up and running. There’s more to site tracking than just looking at “is it on” and “how many people visited the site”—other metrics like how quickly the site loads are just as important. The following five alerts are the most important ones […] 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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How to Prevent (and Keep Preventing) System Overload

Your website is suddenly very, very popular (think Black Friday or Cyber Monday). Millions of people are trying to get on at once. So what happens? Your system can’t handle the overload. It slows down and eventually crashes. In terms of problems, system overload is one of the better ones for an online company to […] Continue reading

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2013: The year of application optimization for the device-driven Internet

For the past few years, our friends at VMblog.com have run an annual prediction series forecasting the trends most likely to drive adoption of cloud and virtualization technologies in the upcoming year. This is the second year in a row that they’ve invited me to contribute, and I thought long and hard about the assignment. […] Continue reading

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Web performance strong on Cyber Monday, busiest online shopping day of 2012

Retailers might have started offering online holiday discounts earlier than in years past, but that didn’t seem to have much effect on retail activity or sales this Cyber Monday. According to IBM, Internet sales rose 30.3 percent yesterday, making it the biggest online shopping day ever. Online traffic for the day has not yet been […] Continue reading

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Record Black Friday online spending no match for retail website performance

Thanksgiving weekend: the truest test of website preparation and performance an online retailer can expect to encounter. It is the culmination of months of strategizing and testing, of not only determining the most jaw-dropping deals, but of ensuring one’s web infrastructure is strong enough to withstand the barrage of shoppers lined up behind their monitors, […] Continue reading

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How to create instant web performance reports: Quick Tip Video

In our last Quick Tip video, we walked you through the web performance setup process. Today we will demonstrate how to create instant web performance reports or set up a subscription for daily, weekly, or monthly reports in the newly enhanced Apica WebPerformance portal. Within the portal, users have the option to create summary reports, […] Continue reading

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Which candidate is leading the race? The web performance race, that is.

If presidential elections were based on web performance, we’d likely be inaugurating a new president in a few months. With just over one month until the culmination of the 2012 presidential race, we thought it would be fun to take a look at the websites of both candidates and political parties to see which is […] Continue reading

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