Posted by: browserup
April 13, 2016

Types of Web Application Load Tests

There are a number of different common types of load tests. They each serve different purposes, and vet different capabilities. Real-World Concurrency Test A Real-World Concurrency test simulates normal production-like usage and determines the application’s scalability. This test is probably the single most important test for vetting a site’s capabilities. Purpose: Vets the application for

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Posted by: browserup
March 10, 2016

Website Testing QA Link Roundup

Here is a roundup of a few QA testing-related links we’ve picked up in our travels. 40+ Free software testing e-books Big list of naughty strings for testing input data Google Testing Blog: Just say No to more end-to-end Tests Top Browser Extensions For Testing Software – Ministry of Testing Is QA Dead? — ThoughtWorks

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Posted by: browserup
March 8, 2016

Quick Load Testing Survey

We’ve put together a new load testing survey. If you have a moment, we’d love to hear from you, and would greatly appreciate your feedback! >> Take our quick survey >>

Posted by: browserup
February 23, 2016

Announcing Our Load Test Scripting Series

We’re starting a Load Test Scripting series where we’ll cover common areas of site functionality, how to properly script them, and considerations for each type of script. We’ll be focusing on common functionality like authentication, product search, purchase, chat, and more. The posts will be tool-agnostic and focus on doing things right rather than any

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Posted by: browserup
February 10, 2016

Estimating Concurrent Users for Load Testing With Google Analytics

When load testing, one of the first questions to figure out is how many concurrent users your testing should target for your real-world concurrency tests. Developing an estimate of your site’s maximum concurrent users provides a starting point for defining future performance goals. For a new site, this can be a challenge, but for an

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Posted by: browserup
February 2, 2016

How to Create a Login Script for Load Testing

Scalability-wise, authentication is one of the most critical functions in a web application. Why? For most non-trivial web applications, the majority of their functionality requires prior authentication. The implication here is that the scalability of the system’s authentication provides a hard-ceiling on your website’s scalability. If your users can’t login, they can’t get to your website’s

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Posted by: browserup
January 25, 2016

Real Browser Testing (Selenium) Link Round-up

Here are some interesting links we found on real browser automated testing: Having Selenium wait for a page to load after a click can be tricky. Here’s a good way to do it. PhantomJS vs. Selenium comparison by Phantom’s author. 7 things you need to know to make Selenium tests reliable and maintainable. Write up

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Posted by: browserup
January 5, 2016

What’s our blog about?

We plan to blog extensively on testing, performance and scalability related topics. Our content will include how-tos for creating testing scripts, performance testing and performance tuning. Our focus will cover QA, DevOps, and development of scalable websites from a development perspective. We’ll be doing periodic link roundups of the content we post on the browserup

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Posted by: browserup
December 23, 2015

Web Browser Market Share Trends for 2015

Some trends stick out when reviewing web browser market share trends for 2015. Internet explorer lost market share, and Chrome gained almost the exact same ground. Internet Explorer market share fell by 8% Chrome market share rose by 8% Firefox held steady around 12% Safari lost around 0.75% Having spent many, many man-hours on IE-specific

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Posted by: browserup
December 14, 2015

Website Performance Link Roundup

We post interesting performance related links on our Twitter account throughout the week. Every so often, we will post a link roundup with the week’s interesting links. Here’s some links we thought were interesting. Have an interesting performance related link? Give us a shout! How Website Speed Actually Impacts Search Ranking Latency Is Everywhere, It

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