Page & Transaction Throughput: Telltale Signs of Application Performance

As the holiday season approaches, the IT and Development teams for many ecommerce and online retail brands have already begun their application performance testing to gain answers to business-critical questions. What will happen when thousands upon thousands of users concurrently visit the web app to conduct their holiday gift shopping? At what point will theRead More

Oxx in Conversation: “Performance testing is a big, dark hole”

Oxx, the investment company for scale-up stage B2B software businesses, focusing on the UK, the Nordics and Israel, recently led a $12m funding round in Apica. We sat down with Mikael Johnsson, Oxx’s General Partner, to discuss the investment, market opportunities, and his thoughts on the world of performance testing. Tell us more about OxxRead More

Performance Testing and APM: Why Your Business Needs Both

The path to application quality and performance comes in many shapes and sizes. Most organizations today use an Application Performance Management (APM) tool to monitor their software availability and performance. At the same time, many organizations use performance testing tools to ensure application scalability and identify performance bottlenecks. But, like milk and cookies, the realRead More

Digital Desertion: What consumers expect from website and application performance

Consumers’ expectations of online experience are changing rapidly. Compared to just a few years ago, we’re more demanding and less forgiving of websites and apps, and organizations of all sizes need to bear this in mind–before they suffer ‘digital desertion’ from their customers. Recently, Apica set out to investigate just how much attitudes towards brands’Read More

IT Superheroes: A Q&A with Theresa Lanowitz, founder of Voke Media

We recently had the opportunity to chat with Thersa Lanowitz, founder of leading analyst firm, Voke Media. As a former Gartner Analyst and an asset to the Jini project at Sun (IoT before it was IoT), Theresa has extensive knowledge in software automation, lifecycles, and emerging trends with companies such as Apple, IBM, and HP.   TheresaRead More

The Great Google ‘Meltdown’: Why Application Uptime Matters

Google is one of the few companies that seem to run the world, so it’s no surprise the outage touched what feels like everyone. This week the internet giant has been facing application uptime issues with multiple services including Gmail, Drive, Maps and YouTube. On Tuesday, potentially millions of users were affected for several hours across partsRead More

AppDynamics Partners with Apica So DevOps Teams Can Ensure Flawless Application Performance

Apica is excited to announce our new partnership with AppDynamics. The content below is from the AppDynamics blog. IDG research* suggests nearly a third of employees who resolve disruptions reside in application development teams. These developers are regularly challenged to deliver business critical applications that provide the best possible user experience with high reliability. WhileRead More

Monitoring tools: A software rot watchdog

In addition to measuring performance metrics, website and application monitoring tools can help your company’s developers write better code by identifying changes that hurt efficiency. Monitoring tools can point development teams towards problems relating to active software rot, which describes how continual updates to software can deplete software performance and integrity. Your business can compare monitoring data before andRead More

Black friday 2017: When mobile sales overtake desktop sales

Mobile customer engagement service Mobify is projecting that 2017 is the year that people will spend more money on mobile platforms than traditional desktop computers on Black Friday. While mobile website traffic surpassed its desktop counterpart on Black Friday back in 2015, people were more likely to complete purchases on a traditional computer then. This year, Black Friday could easily topRead More

How to Handle the Holiday Retail Rush with Agile Performance Testing

All too often retail companies are unprepared for the holiday season, when traffic spikes put immense pressure on their applications and infrastructure. But with the right level of proactive performance testing and troubleshooting, you’ll be able to avoid dreaded downtime and ensure a great customer experience. In our latest webinar, Apica’s own Troy Presley andRead More