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 and Read 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 top Read More

3 Types of Load Testing Every Company Should Run

When the internet was first conceived, the idea was to be able to share information freely across distances. That idea never changed, but the numbers of users are much larger, the speeds are much faster and the amounts of data moved are orders of magnitude greater.  Every twelve to eighteen months, computers double their capabilities, Read More

What’s Involved in a Performance Testing Process?

Performance testing is an invaluable tool for businesses to ensure their websites and applications are functioning quickly enough to maximize user engagement. According to an Amazon.com study, a 100ms delay in page load time can result in a 1 percent loss in sales. Unlike other tests, the goal of performance testing isn’t to find bugs, Read More

Be Properly Prepared to Minimize the Impact of DDoS Attacks

Reports of aggressive DDoS attacks, also known as cyberattacks or overload attacks, are recurring topics in the news. These attacks shake up businesses and organizations — and their customers who are impacted in the end. Some people say that you can avoid DDoS attacks. That is not true. But, you can be prepared for them Read More

Top 6 Reasons Organizations are Still Failing to Load Test

Load testing is an essential practice for any organization looking to keep its online platforms running as smoothly as possible. Load testing creates virtual users and runs them against an actual website or application to determine how well it performs under various traffic levels. This information can be used to identify efficiency problems within the Read More

Helping Bring the Future into Focus at Akamai Edge 2016

We’re looking forward to joining 2,000 business leaders, technology partners, and DevOps enthusiasts at Akamai Edge this year from Oct 17-21st in San Francisco. Whether you’re looking to understand which industry trends to focus on, brush up on in-depth technical skills or learn how to use Akamai’s API’s, this conference has something for everyone. We Read More

Stress Testing Restful APIs

API TESTING SERIES Your business can get a handle on how well its RESTful APIs are performing under demanding traffic situations without needing to configure complex tools found in other load tests. Load tests are still an essential part of understanding how your company’s website and applications perform, but it’s unnecessary to configure jMeter or Read More

What is Server Monitoring?

Traditional server monitoring is performed by systems administrators who watch the performance of key server processes to ensure the health of a server deployment and who react to signs of servers that are starting to malfunction or get overwhelmed. That’s a pretty dry description of an activity so crucial to website operators that companies devote Read More

A Simple Guide to Integrations with Apica Products

  Apica’s robust line of monitoring and load testing tools operate and gather additional performance information through integration with several leading platforms for easy access to a larger, more accurate data pool. With this system, which draws from multiple data sources and presents an easy-to-use interface, your business can make even better decisions for all Read More