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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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?
What is really impactful to the user experience is the transaction time.
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:
Velocity NY is coming up on Sept 19-21! The theme for this year Velocity conference in NY is "Building Resilient Systems at Scale". Since 2008, Velocity has brought together talented people from diverse backgrounds who are doing amazing things in web performance, web ops, and DevOps.
This year, Nouvola is excited to have a booth at the conference, network with attendees and add knowledge on how to achieve fast, reliable and scalable software. Still on the fence about attending Velocity? Here are our top 3 reasons on why every DevOps and webperf enthusiast should attend Velocity and visit the Nouvola booth.