STP Radio: Chat with Mark Tomlinson

STP Radio: Chat with Mark Tomlinson

Mark Tomlinson host of PerfBytes, Performance Tester, Speaker, and all around Testing guru talks about the similarities of music and testing. Testing and music have many common attributes and it is fun to listen to Mark make the comparison! Mark talks about...
Top Performance Landmines (Part Two)

Top Performance Landmines (Part Two)

In a previous article, I provided details on the top two performance landmines to be aware – Size and Deployment Issues – as well as details on how best to avoid them. In regards to Size, bigger pages inevitably take longer to load. You don’t want to...
Top Performance Landmines (Part One)

Top Performance Landmines (Part One)

Performance is a critical business issue. Research has shown that 75% of users will go to a competitor if your web performance is poor. Sites often bog down or fail during peak traffic times, exactly when they need to perform at their best. There are only a few...
A Bird’s-Eye View of Load Testing

A Bird’s-Eye View of Load Testing

While each kind of performance testing may have different goals and test designs, in most cases they use the same approach: applying multi-user synthetic workload to the system. The term ‘load testing’ is used further in this article because, by author’s opinion, it...