Desktop applications are mostly ignored when it comes to load testing; mainly because we assume that the performance of desktop applications relies on the hardware where they are installed. But any application which is based on client-server architecture needs to be load tested even if it is a desktop application. Through this newsletter, we are sharing some useful information that can help in load testing the desktop applications.
Since few years, we have witnessed that big data has become a vital component in banking, healthcare, retail, education, and research domains. As an end user, we are consuming as well as producing data. This information is processed by various applications for analysis, predictions, and decision-making. Enormous growth, efficiency and performance of big data applications can make a huge impact in our daily lives.
Enterprise Content Management is a kind of revolution which not only makes centrally stored files secure, allows document versioning, and content search, but also provides a provision to manage them easily. The Enterprise Content Management can be on cloud or setup locally. Stored files can be official documents in .xls, .doc, .ppt, .pdf file formats or multimedia files like video clip, audio file, and many more. SharePoint, Google Drive, Dropbox, and Box are some of the central storage repositories. Storing heavy files in bulk is of no use if it delivers at a slow pace. Hence, performance testing is required to verify the functionality under heavy load, session management, and stress capabilities. This time, we avail an opportunity to share our experience with Enterprise Content Management system.
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The "Internet Of Things" is leading to a tremendous change in the world by enabling connection of devices, sensors and appliances with huge exchange of data. This requires new learning verticals for the performance testers to evaluate the performance of any IOT eco-system.
We have gathered some useful information which can help you to understand the change in performance testing approach and the areas of learning before commencing performance testing of IOT eco-system.
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Smartphones today have evolved from merely a communication device to a multi-functional tool which makes life easier. A study by Statista reveals that 4.93 billion people use smartphone applications for daily needs, banking, video streaming, antivirus, and much more.
This outspread of smartphones creates the need for effective performance testing of mobile applications. For example, if a person is seeking help through a healthcare application to call an ambulance, the slow responding application could lead to loss of life.
Business success is also related to performance of a smartphone application and any slowness in the application's transaction could lead to an opportunity for their competitors. Hence, we have come up with useful information about performance testing for mobile apps and evaluated “LoadView” – a performance testing tool.
Monitoring of application components is a crucial step during performance testing to ensure that the application workflows perform optimally in the real world. It also enables us to identify the root cause of potential bottlenecks before it hits production environment. This time around, we have gathered some useful information related to APM tool selection & monitoring practices and evaluated one of the major APM tool (New Relic). We continue to support our community with useful tips & knowledge base. Keep exploring more on performance testing with our quarterly performance testing newsletters.
One of the most overlooked steps in designing, developing, and maintaining APIs has to do with testing them for data consistency, response times, and availability. In API testing, we test APIs and its integrations which results in most optimal functioning. It can be driven in two ways, using commercial tool or by developing your own testing framework. All of these are based on API needs (Say: How API technically works, Handles large amount of calls, Permission/Access controls etc.) In this newsletter, we bring you the concepts that helps to understand API testing and its tools/techniques used to perform so that you can employ the right kind of approach as per your testing requirements.
The technology sphere is changing day by day. The traditional approach where organization(s) had to buy their own network, purchase software license(s) is now being replaced with cloud computing. In cloud computing, organization(s) use the machines, software license(s) on demand basis and they pay for hours only when the resources are used. On top of it, they also get the benefit that the machines are available across the world. Cloud is the only solution, if performance testing needs to be performed from different Geographical locations. Cloud based performance testing solutions provide distinct advantages in terms of speed, scalability and availability of on demand test labs without much investment or efforts. Our experts have provided information like tips on cloud based performance testing and tool selection in this quarterly performance testing newsletter. Hopefully, you will like it.
Data has become an essential part of every industry, organization and individual. With the advent of social media, the data is growing exponentially and needs to be managed so that it can be stored and retrieved quickly for faster processing. Here, 'Big Data' is a term used to identify the datasets that cannot be processed using traditional computing techniques. New technologies are required to store unstructured large datasets and processing methods. In this newsletter, we bring you the concepts that help us to understand the tools/techniques used to manage Big Data so that you can employ the right kind of tool as per your testing requirements.
Emerging of new technologies or changes in existing technologies always bring new challenges in Performance testing. This time around we have evaluated tools & extracted some useful information that can help in conducting performance testing of challenging technologies such as Socket applications & Video streaming.
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