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Top 13 Best Online Load Testing Tools

In this article, we will go through our favourite features of each of these cloud-based load testing tools, while in the end you will find a parameterized comparison of all of them in one table.

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Why is performance testing before Black Friday a must?

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are just around the corner, so it’s your last chance to take a look at previous years’ results for business and do the math. Together with Christmas sales, these three events make up for the peak load in Internet traffic. ECommerce and mobile apps endure the highest load and expect great profits.

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Project management in performance and load testing projects

There are basically two models of providing performance testing services to the customer: outstaff and fixed price. If your customers chose outstaffing, it means they have an experienced testing engineer on staff. This person will be able to set goals and tasks for the testing process and act as a performance testing manager. In this case, they only pay your engineers’ hours, and take full responsibility for the results.

Fixed price means that the responsibility is on your side. Your customer can’t run the tests themself, and wants a package deal. As a performance testing manager, you’re going to have to design everything from scratch. In this article, we’re looking at stages of a fixed price project, as seen by a QA project manager.

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Testing environment in the project lifecycle

To launch a product, you often need several testing environments. But why? Why pile up equipment, overload engineers with tasks, and hire more staff? Is it really inevitable? We will take a closer look at this problem below, but trust us, it is.

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10 Steps to Mobile App Performance Testing​

As of 2021, the number of users of smartphones was 5.2 billion out of 7.8 billion people in the world. An affordable portable device with huge capabilities can turn into anything with apps designed to meet users’ needs. However, the quality, reliability and speed of the application must be the best in this highly competitive market. Performance testing is a way to identify opportunities and potentials of your product.
In this article we will take a step-by-step look at how to write a load script for a mobile application and run a test by generating HTTP/HTTPS traffic on the app server. To do this, we will use a free loading test tool Apache JMeter and an Android OS emulator.

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