Practical Steps Devs Can Take to Make Test Automation Easier For Testers
There are a variety of practical steps developers can take to help developers and increase a team’s overall velocity. Let’s review some velocity-increasing ideas! Include the tester in feature development meetings Assign testers early in the development cycle Include testing in your estimation Have developers code for easy testing There are a variety of simple, […]Read more
How to Create a Search Script for Load Testing
Many websites offer a search capability. Whether the search is a product search, a search for site-specific data or a website find-my-page search, this functionality is typically highly visible. Search capabilities generally rely on specific back-end components that have distinct scaling properties verses most other parts of a website. For example, a full-text search […]Read more
Why is Load Testing Important?
Load testing is a fundamental component of the overall process of performance testing your web application. What makes it so important, and what are the benefits of load testing? 1. Reduce the Risk of Outages Load testing reduces the risk of outages by identifying potential performance issues before they cause problems in production. By […]Read more
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 […]Read more
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 […]Read more
How to Script and Test Login / Logout 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 […]Read more
Web Browser Market Share Trends
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.Read more
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 […]Read more