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Continuous Testing with Jenkins got better than ever

Posted by Product Update on Mar 8, 2017 4:07:37 PM

You're doing CI / CD. How continuous is your performance testing?

Ensuring effective performance testing requires tight integration with the release process. The ability to automate everything from code change to production, and run tests for every build, is critical for development teams.

As part of our commitment to support our users in this pursuit, we have recently made substantial enhancements to the Nouvola Jenkins plugin. With Nouvola’s updated plugin for Jenkins you can now be notified when tests complete and get alerted instantly if there is a failure or a pass, based on the performance goals you set for your test – before you even glance at the graphs and charts.

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Topics: Product

API Testing: Custom Build Your Own API Workflows

Posted by Product Update on Feb 28, 2017 9:28:54 AM

Testing your APIs is as important today as testing complete UI workflows. In our connected world, APIs are the bond that holds it all together. Although APIs are basically invisible to your users, if there is a slow or underperforming API, everybody feels the pain. Hence, we have recently made substantial improvements to our API performance testing. 

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Topics: Product

4 reasons why legacy solutions hinder the enterprise future

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Jan 19, 2017 5:25:28 PM

Did you know that 52% of the Fortune 500 companies have disappeared in the past 15 years? Why? Life expectancy for the enterprise is getting shorter. In 1955 the average life expectancy was 75 years. In 2015 is 15 years.  Why these changes? Because the world has evolved and transformation happens at a much faster speed than 50 years ago or even 20 years ago. And if enterprises don’t adapt, they simply vanish. 

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Topics: Technology, DevOps

Cyber week 2016 by the numbers, and lessons learned

Posted by Paola Moretto on Jan 17, 2017 9:18:37 AM

The data are in! Black Friday and Cyber Monday – or Cyber Friday as we referred to in a previous post – have broken online shopping records for this year. Data from National Retail federation, Adobe Cyber week report and other sources are shown below. Here are some of the most noteworthy data:

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Topics: Business, Ecommerce

Top Women in Cloud

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Jan 11, 2017 11:15:06 AM
We are excited to announce that Paola Moretto, Nouvola co-founder and CEO, was recently nominated as one of the most innovative women in cloud technology. 

CloudNOW (Cloud Network of Women) is a consortium of the leading women in cloud computing and converging technologies, providing a forum for networking, knowledge sharing, mentoring and career development. You can follow the #TopWomenInCloud hashtag to see regular updates. You can also check out The Cube’s coverage of the event here.

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Topics: Events, WomenInTech

CES - The Hype is Legit

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Jan 4, 2017 9:22:34 AM

This week, we are headed to CES, the Consumer Technology Association’s annual conference, which officially starts on Thursday and ends on Sunday. This will be the 50th CES, and with more than 2 million square feet of exhibition space to accommodate an expected 165,000 visitors, it’s already being touted as the biggest tech show ever. Celebrating 50 years as the global stage for innovation, CES is the world’s gathering place for all who thrive on the business of consumer technologies. There is definitely a lot to be excited about. There is also a big media factor and many companies use CES as a prime platform to launch new products.

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Topics: Events

My Top 5 Takeaways from Running Hood to Coast

Posted by Paola Moretto on Oct 25, 2016 10:42:46 AM

The Hood to Coast relay is an overnight, long distance relay race held in Oregon every year. It has been dubbed “the mother of all relays” for a reason – it’s one of the longest and largest relays, covering more than 200 miles from Timberline Lodge at Mt. Hood to Seaside on the Oregon Coast. I’m a passionate runner, so Hood-to-Coast, being one of the most iconic races around, has been on my bucket list for some time.

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Topics: Team

Find out what's hot in software quality at Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference

Posted by Marketing Nouvola on Oct 14, 2016 10:18:47 AM

The Pacific Northwest Software Quality Conference is next week, October 17-19, in Portland, Oregon and we are very excited to be exhibiting and sponsoring again!  We love this conference as it is right in our backyard in beautiful Portland, and continues to foster a great community of people committed to software quality. 

The theme for this year’s conference is Cultivating Quality and includes two days filled with great keynotes, invited speakers, and position papers. On top of that, each day starts with coffee, tea, and yoga. Did we mention yoga? 

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Topics: Events

Create and analyze your end-to-end transactions page by page (or anyway you like)

Posted by Paola Rossaro on Oct 12, 2016 2:17:26 PM
In many cases, individual response time (per http request) and average response time across all the http requests are not very meaningful.

What is really impactful to the user experience is the transaction time. 

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Topics: Product, Technology

Announcing Transactions and Transaction Timing

Posted by Product Update on Oct 7, 2016 10:28:13 AM

What really impacts the user experience is transaction time

In many cases, individual response time (per request) and average response time across all http requests are not very meaningful. What really impacts the user experience is the transaction time. Usually, this corresponds to the time spent loading a web page, i.e. a group of requests, or a group of logical steps that corresponds to a user click, or an end-to-end sequence. For example a transaction could be:

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Topics: Product

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