Insights and advice for improving web performance.

Performance Testing - Tools, Steps, and Best Practices

Performance Testing - Tools, Steps, and Best Practices

Web performance is a broad subject, and you'll find no shortage of performance testing tips and tutorials all over the web. Before you begin tuning your website or application, you must first figure out which metrics matter most to your users and establish some achievable benchmarks. What is performance testing? In the context of web development, performance testing entails using software tools to simulate how an application runs under specific circumstances.

August 15, 2019 Read more
Error Tracking - Top Suggestions and Tools

Error Tracking - Top Suggestions and Tools

The key to success in life is learning from your mistakes. The same can be said for web development. Error tracking is a vital component to any web project because it helps you pinpoint performance problems before they get out of hand. Let's take a look at some of the best error monitoring tools and strategies for 2018. What is error tracking? Ideally, you want to identify bugs in your web application before users encounter them.

September 20, 2018 Read more

Defining and Improving Website Load Testing

Before launching a website, you want to be sure it can handle the expected level of activity without slowing down or crashing. Load testing allows you to see how your site will perform under "real world" conditions and helps you identify areas where changes need to be made to avoid unexpected problems when the site goes live. What is load testing? As a type of performance testing, a load test is defined as "the process of putting demand on a system and measuring its response.

March 8, 2018 Read more

6 Popular Headless Browsers for Web Testing

How do you know if the user interface (UI) of a website you're developing works as it should and the site as a whole delivers the optimal user experience (UX)? Headless browsers give you a fast, lightweight way to automate high-level actions and get an idea of how well your site operates in common scenarios. Many headless options are available, including headless versions of popular browsers like Chrome and Firefox and tools to simulate several different browsers.

February 22, 2018 Read more

Top 10 Browser Compatibility Testing Tools

When it comes to designing and developing for the web, you will at some point in time inevitably come across a bug, compatibility and or rendering issue, with a browser in which you don't have access to. Even with ever-improving standards support you almost always have to rely on third party tools to diagnose the issue. So today we want to cover the top 10 browser compatibility testing tools which you can use to debug problems and ensure all your visitors are receiving the same experience on your website or application.

June 6, 2017 Read more

Scalability Testing - A Guide and Checklist

You can build a web application that functions perfectly on your machine, yet if it doesn't scale, a sudden influx of traffic could cripple your whole system. That's why it's important to have measures in place that allow your application to quickly scale in order to handle these spikes in traffic. This guide to scalability testing will help you overcome such growing pains. The importance of scalability Scalability refers to the capacity of a network, system or process to adapt to sudden changes.

May 4, 2017 Read more
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