A Beginner’s Guide to Volume Testing

A Beginner’s Guide to Volume Testing

Publish Date: June 1, 2021

Volume testing is non-functional testing that is performed to test the software’s capacity to handle large volumes of data.

Everything You Need To Know About Stress Testing Your Software

Everything You Need To Know About Stress Testing Your Software

Publish Date: May 25, 2021

Stress testing is a type of testing that verifies the reliability and stability of software applications. The goal of this kind of testing is to measure the error handling capabilities of the software to ensure that it does not crash under extremely heavy load conditions.

Automation Testing of Smartwatches: AutoCast - Summer 2019

Automation Testing of Smartwatches: AutoCast - Summer 2019

Publish Date: July 24, 2019

Today, the usage of wearable devices are on a rise and shipments of these will increase by 25.8% in 2019. Product companies are rushing to make their apps usable on smartwatches and bands. This needs robust and fast development as well as comprehensive testing techniques that can deliver bug-free applications to the end users. Due to increase the demand of wearable devices in the market, it is a time that QA companies should start thinking about both manual and automation testing of wearable device apps to deliver best quality products.

Load Testing of Desktop Applications: PerfCast – Summer 2019

Load Testing of Desktop Applications: PerfCast – Summer 2019

Publish Date: July 3, 2019

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.

Big Data And Hadoop Performance Testing: PerfCast - Spring 2019

Big Data And Hadoop Performance Testing: PerfCast - Spring 2019

Publish Date: March 21, 2019

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 Performance Testing: PerfCast - Winter 2018

Enterprise Content Management Performance Testing: PerfCast - Winter 2018

Publish Date: December 19, 2018

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. Keep exploring more on performance testing with our quarterly performance testing newsletters.

Performance Testing of IoT Applications: PerfCast - Summer 2018

Performance Testing of IoT Applications: PerfCast - Summer 2018

Publish Date: August 29, 2018

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. We continue to support our community with useful tips and knowledge base. Keep exploring more on performance testing with our quarterly performance testing newsletters.

Mobile Performance Testing: PerfCast - Spring 2018

Mobile Performance Testing: PerfCast - Spring 2018

Publish Date: May 16, 2018

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.

APM Tools Utilization in Performance Testing: PerfCast - Winter 2017

APM Tools Utilization in Performance Testing: PerfCast - Winter 2017

Publish Date: December 27, 2017

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.

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