Category: Load Testing

Tips for Testing Election Websites and Apps

If your business operates election websites and apps, load testing is the best tool around to ensure your infrastructure can handle the massive traffic influx on Election Day. Your company doesn’t need to guess how much traffic it can handle: load testing for websites and applications can determine how well the current configuration will perform, […]

What Is Performance Testing: Reviewing Load, Stress, & Capacity Testing

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, […]

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT

Wrapping Your Arms Around UEM And DT Digital Transformation (DT) revolves around optimizing business or organizational effectiveness using digital investments and IT services. A large majority of IT respondents say DT is a necessary exercise for securing the competitive differentiation that is essential to the future of the business. It is interesting to note that […]

AWS Load Testing Project Questions

This is blog post #4 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning In addition to establishing component scaling guidelines, the Apica AWS load test project set […]

Planning Ahead: Load Test-Assisted Capacity Planning

This is blog post 3 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Application teams need to establish how much power each specific part of the system requires to expand capacity without wasting resources to address […]

Best Practices: Continuous Development, Continuous Integration

Continuous Development, Continuous Integration (CI/CD) is the new paradigm for creating and improving web applications. Ongoing development and use of incremental changes that can be rolled back easily in case of problems has proven to be an effective way of advancing the attractiveness and usability of websites. The only way for this method to work […]

Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy

This is part 2 of a 5-part blog post series. Read part 1 here Apica’s Amazon Cloud Platform project set out to address “how much power” a company’s web application cloud implementation needs to run applications smoothly. This project uses virtual users with user scenarios created by Apica ZebraTester in a load test generated by Apica […]

Handicapped by Tools without Performance Management

Video game developers spend a lot of time testing and retesting their software. They check for playability, look for where the game doesn’t play right and spend a lot of development cycles creating engaging graphics and stories. All this is necessary because the playing public is critical of a bad experience and without testing, development […]

Final Notes on Scaling, Capacity Planning, & Bottlenecks

This is blog post #5 in a 5 post series Blog post 1: Rising to the Occasion: Using Load Testing to Optimize Cloud Server Scaling Blog post 2: Developing a Server Asset Scaling Strategy Blog post 3:  Planning Ahead: Load Testing-Assisted Capacity Planning Blog post 4: AWS Load Testing Project Questions Load testing is an indispensable tool […]