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

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

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

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

Location Monitoring: Looking at Regional/National IoT Preparedness

As businesses invest in Internet of Things technologies for new opportunities, it’s important to understand how technical and social factors play in to how well-primed a region is for expansion. The Internet isn’t created equally depending on where a person is, so while IoT devices may perform well in the coastal United States, elsewhere, the infrastructureRead More

Load Time Killing Content Creation Mistakes

We’ve previously examined many of the root causes of poor website and application load times on the technical side in the past like failing to implement a monitoring strategy and inefficient scaling. While IT staff and programmers have plenty to keep themselves busy with improving platform performance, some of the burden also falls on the people who createRead More

Get your Website Holiday Ready with our Upcoming Webinar

A record $12.8 billion dollars were spent online over Black Friday and Cyber Monday alone last year. Over this period, as little as three seconds can come between you and your largest source of revenue – with Amazon at risk of losing $1.6 billion in sales if their website crashes. During the holiday season, yourRead More

What’s the Difference Between Automated Testing and Manual Testing

  Software testing is a huge domain, but it can be broadly categorized into two areas: manual testing and automated testing. Both manual and automated testing offer benefits and disadvantages. It’s worth knowing the difference, and when to use one or the other for best results. In manual testing (as the name suggests), test casesRead More