Laura Strassman

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Advance Planning for Your Holiday Load Testing

It’s September which means its crunch time for holiday website traffic planning.  I thought I’d take a moment or two to suggest some areas to focus on if you’re still preparing your website for the upcoming holiday season. This is the first post in a series of three that looks to provide some insight and web load testing best practices in preparation for the busy online holiday season. This first post… read more

Web Application Testing Challenges

We recently participated in the STAR EAST conference in Florida and conducted a survey of the software test professionals in attendance to find out how they test web applications and what challenges they face. The results were interesting – we learned that many testers are using tools that are not able to meet their testing challenges. Key highlights from the survey include: Most testers surveyed use QA performance tools… read more

Consumers Less Tolerant of Poor Performance

Are you responsible for your company’s web applications?  You should know that consumers have become less tolerant of poor website performance and are a lot more prone to action when they encounter problems.  Basically, website users are mad and they are not going to take it anymore. How do we know this?  We commissioned a study about user behavior around websites during peak traffic times such as black Friday, peak… read more